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Trondheim, Norway

Let me start out by saying that I won’t even come close to doing Trondheim justice with this post.  This gorgeous little city (actually Norway’s third largest, with 170,000 residents) is packed full of history and treasures that are well worth the visit.  I, unfortunately, just didn’t get to see them all because I spent …

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Gausdal Valley, Norway

There has been a lot to be sad and angry and scared about this week.  But at the same time, there is so much that is good.  I was reminded of this during my trip last weekend to the valley that has been home to the Norwegian side of my family for hundreds of years. …

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Oslo | Den Norske Opera & Ballett

A few months back I read a great New Yorker piece by David Owen about the Snøhetta architects who designed the Oslo Opera House (finished in 2008) — completely redefining the Oslo waterfront area from barren wasteland into an inviting public space. Owen’s focus was to highlight the project Snøhetta has been hired to do in …

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A Long Weekend in the North

You know what I’ve been doing a lot of since arriving in Oslo?  Working.  I guess it makes sense, since I actually am here for the express purpose of working.  There’s a lot I want to get done on my PhD during these two months, plus I’m working on a freelance project on the side (i.e., …

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