Posts Tagged: Nordland

Fly away

A woman waits for passengers from an airplane at Bodø Airport

A woman waits for passengers from an airplane at Bodø Airport

Bodø Airport is the second largest in Northern Norway, but still it’s quite small.

Doin’ it rite

 

Decemer in Bodø

Decemer in Bodø

 

Lights of Northern Norway in december. It’s not much of it, but what is left is still a beauty.

 

 

Farming, old school

Farmer Terje Nystabakk cuts the grass on his fields with the old school scythe

Farmer Terje Nystabakk cuts the grass on his fields with the old school scythe

Sørfold is one of the communities in Norway where most farmers has put down their work, and started doing something else. Since 2003, more than 58% of the farmers here have been doing something else than farming. But Terje Nystabakk keeps on going. Many of his fields are in steep hills, so he cuts the grass with a scythe.

The unknown war hero

Erling Iversen is an unkown war hero

Erling Iversen is an unkown war hero

Erling Iversen, a 94-year old man from Saltdal in Nordland. As he was 20 years old he was participating in bringing the Norwegian gold reserves out of the country, before the germans could capture it. The gold counted for around 240 million NOK ( £24.million), which was a huge amount of money in 1940. Their orders were clear, if the germans attacked the fishing vessels that carried the gold, they were to be sunk. Luckily, they all got away from Norway, crossed the Northern Sea, and arrived in the U.K. We met Iversen last week in Saltdal to hear his story.

Workers of the world, Mobilize!

 

1.mai i Bodø

1.mai i Bodø

International workers day, May 1st. It is celebrated in almost every country, except for the United States (and maybe a few others). They decided to be very special and have their own labour day in september, I think. Or maybe october.

This years May 1st. I spent in Bodø, for the first time. The day is marked here, in the same way as everywhere else in the country. But when the demonstrators walk around the downtown area, the route they chose is completely stripped of logic. I mean, how hard can it be to find a long line of people, probably 500 of them, with their own band, walking around in Bodø. Well, it was harder than I thought, as I was walking around with my camera. Their main parole this year you can see printed on this guy’s t-shirt: Mobilize!