baleanoptera: (Norge Stavechurch)
Now this is just cool. The US Library of Congress has uploaded hundreds of old tourist photos from Norway. Not only are they from around 1890 to 1900 but they are in photochrome! Please, allow me to geek out and be a nerd, but I love the strange colours of photochrome.



But the most fascinating thing is that the tourist images of the 1890's are more or less exactly the same as the tourist images of today. With a few of these images all that differs from the modern postcard are the strange colours and the odd font exclaiming: "Wish you were here!"

And of course there are more images behind the cut. the fjords are alive etc )
baleanoptera: (Norge Stavechurch)
Now this is just cool. The US Library of Congress has uploaded hundreds of old tourist photos from Norway. Not only are they from around 1890 to 1900 but they are in photochrome! Please, allow me to geek out and be a nerd, but I love the strange colours of photochrome.



But the most fascinating thing is that the tourist images of the 1890's are more or less exactly the same as the tourist images of today. With a few of these images all that differs from the modern postcard are the strange colours and the odd font exclaiming: "Wish you were here!"

And of course there are more images behind the cut. the fjords are alive etc )
baleanoptera: (Flåklypa)
My local newspaper carries the weather forecast for the North and South Pole. They are tucked in there between places like Tokyo and Berlin. The weather for Monday is predicted to be – 5 degrees C and light snow for the North Pole, and -47 degrees C and wind for the South Pole.

I’m still trying to figure out for who this news is intended. I know we supposedly are a nation of polar explorers, but daily forecasts? *g*
baleanoptera: (Flåklypa)
My local newspaper carries the weather forecast for the North and South Pole. They are tucked in there between places like Tokyo and Berlin. The weather for Monday is predicted to be – 5 degrees C and light snow for the North Pole, and -47 degrees C and wind for the South Pole.

I’m still trying to figure out for who this news is intended. I know we supposedly are a nation of polar explorers, but daily forecasts? *g*

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