Archive for August, 2011

Visions of Norway’s Natural Wonders

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

This summer The Huffington Post has been my source for a couple of lovely time-lapse videos of Norwegian natural wonders.

One of a region in western Norway called Hardangerand, which is home to Hardangerfjord, the world’s third largest fjord. The piece is by Thomas Berge (the music is from the Icelandic group, Sigur Rós).

The other of the Lofoten archipelago(!), taken by Terje Sorgjerd in late April/May. Sorgjerd calls this period of time before the Midnight Sun the “Arctic Light,” noting,

The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know …

I’m not sure the origin of the music he has chosen. To my ears it shares similar strains with some of Bart Matthew’s score from last spring’s The Laramie Project.

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