Saturday, September 11, 2010


Although the weather has taken a turn for the worse, the view across the fjord this afternoon was still nice because of the reflection in the flat calm water of the marina.
Another reflection which I see every time I walk out the door is the mirrored windows of the shop on the other side of the road. It took me a while to figure out what had changed the other day, until I realised that they had changed the sign from 50 to 55 years. (note photographers reflection)

Sivertsen's shop is a rarity for several reasons. I suppose any shop lasting for 55 years as a family run business is pretty good, but the main thing which sets them apart from similar shops is the product knowledge which the staff have. Anyway congratulations to them, and long may they continue. They sell everything from soft fluffy cushions to badass power tools, door locks to kitchen knives, shower heads to home brew beer kits, etc.. etc.. An Aladdin's cave.

They also sell candles, and in Norway candles are very important. Maybe it's something to do with the harshness of the winter, but having a candle burning outdoors is a fairly common thing. This is of course helped by the fact that there is seldom enough wind to blow out a candle.
However, rain, pissing down in the quantity it has been tonight, meant that we had to shelter our 'aforedadoor candle' in a little lamp enclosure, which leads to the last picture in this reflective post.
yun's aa fir enoo.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photo of the marina.

    We've had some lovely late summer day. Forget the rain and cross your fingers for good weather tomorrow.

    I visist Sivertsen yesterday and have some good deals. Many offers on the occasion of the anniversary.

    Regarding candles; I have 19 in my livingroom this night. Typical Norwegian? Maybe. But we have to brighten up dark nights :-)

    Have a nice Sunday!