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Hello World! :D

Here I am again, bearing photos and even more photos from this beautiful town in this beautiful country! :)

Actually, I've been meaning to write an update for quite a while, but in the end was always to lazy... but that changes now, and here come an aweful lot of pictures from...

Okay, so [livejournal.com profile] flaschengeist said in my last post she wanted to see some photos of the uni campus, and even though the photos don't really represent how awesome and simply cosy it is, I am still happy to oblige! :)

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Sculpture in front of the university hospital. It's what greets me first when I go to uni. It reminds me of penguins... :3

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... which could be the intent, seeing as the mascot (?) of the uni hospital is a penguin! :D I don't quite know why since we're away from the South Pole a bit, but it's still cute.

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A campus map (where you can't really see anything, sorry!)

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The "Huginn bakken", one of the main paths crossing the campus (the other one is the "Muninn bakken"; they are named after Odin's ravens which are the uni's mascots, standing for thought and memory).

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Ski jumping runs not far from the campus! :D

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The place in front of the humanities building (which is where I study :3)

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All signs have to be in Norwegian and Sami. :D Some have English, too.

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Gandhi statue (he was at the uni once), there are some nice banks where you can sit and from where watch the busses go by.

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I took this picture while waiting for my bus! "Nattugla" means "night owl" and it is the name of the busses that go at night on Fridays and Saturdays and are expensive as hell (and not covered by your bus card!).

I guess that's it for my uni pictures, but do you want to see some pictures of my way to/from uni? Yes, I thought so. :P


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You can take this way. It's a bit boring because it looks like some country road somewhere, but still pretty neat because you can see the sea and the mountains off to one side and at the moment there are pretty violet flowers and Tromsø palm trees growing there.

What are Tromsø plams trees, you ask? Well, see for yourself:

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Not palm trees at all! Just some weird plant that can grow up to two and a half meters. :)

So anyway, if the road bores you, you can just walk to uni through the forest! :D

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A lot of lakes in the forest.

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To the side of the path you can pick mushrooms and blueberries (as demonstrated here!).

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Another lake on the way to uni.

But now let's proceed to some other impressions. :)


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Way to Hamna (a district of Tromsø; I live in Stakkevollan by the way :)) where I had to go to get my package with my duvet in it! After crossing the forest and thinking I had lost my way, I was really glad when houses came into view!

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Postbox in Hamna.

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And this are our postboxes in Ørndalen (the student housing complex where I live), not a fragment as pretty!

Maybe I should take some photos of the housing complex some time, it's really cool! It consists of red and yellow and blue wooden houses with two flats for students and two appartments for families in each!

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The "Telegrafbukta", Tromsø's only beach. xD

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And Telegrafbukta again. :)

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That's as close as you can get to a beach near Ørndalen...

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... but at least the rocks are pretty and glitter in the sun. :)

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Sky at about 11 o'clock a week ago, on the way to the centre (to catch the bus home!) from Åsgårdsveien, another student housing complex.

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Some friends and I hiked up a mountain to get a better view on Tromsø - on our own this time. :D

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Needless to say, the view was pretty good!

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I even like the manhole covers here! xD

And as a bonus I present you: food packaging that looks cute:

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Strawberry milk! Very yummy! :3

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"Good morning" yoghurt! Really yummy, too! xD

Soooo, phew, those were a lot of pictures! I hope you enjoyed though! :D I will try to update/comment more often again... if anyone even wants that, that is. :P

Date: 2011-08-28 07:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiviraat.livejournal.com
It really does look like such a wonderful place to live ^_^

Date: 2011-08-28 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
It is. A wonderful and expensive place. ;)

Are you going to post some more photos of Orkney? :D

Date: 2011-08-28 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiviraat.livejournal.com
Hee hee, I can imagine! I'll post some pics through the week if I go anywhere exciting (and if the wind and rain goes away XD)

Date: 2011-08-28 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Photos with wind and rain would look amazing, too, I bet, but I wouldn't want to go outside and take them either. xD

Date: 2011-08-28 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiviraat.livejournal.com
oooh, actually I got a pic of the sunset the other night on my phone. Give me five minutes and I'll try and upload it :)

Date: 2011-08-28 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiviraat.livejournal.com
Posted over on my own LJ :) sorry they're not that good, but my phone camera is only 2MP :p

Date: 2011-08-28 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sighnomore.livejournal.com
Awwww is das schön da :D

Date: 2011-08-28 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Jepp, live natürlich noch viel schöner. ;)

Date: 2011-08-28 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
I'm amused at the recurring theme of penguins XD

All the water is so pretty! So is that sunset; we had a sunset like that other night but the phone camera wouldn't capture it ;-; And by the time I got home, it had gone!

Date: 2011-08-28 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Yeah, it's like... they don't even care as long as the animal lives in a snowy place. xD

The water here is cristal clear most places. :) And I have lots of pictures of the sunsets here, they're all so unique and pretty, but I feel like my camera just can't capture the real beauty of it. :/

Date: 2011-08-28 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icanseenow.livejournal.com
gah, so beautiful!

Date: 2011-08-29 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
It is! ♥

O_O

Date: 2011-08-29 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polarforscherin.livejournal.com
Das ist echt wunderschön. Ich bin definitiv neidisch. ;)

Re: O_O

Date: 2011-08-29 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Musst du eben herziehen - oder eben mal Urlaub machen. ;)

Date: 2011-08-29 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatthefuckbenj.livejournal.com
Ich muss sagen genauso hab ich mir immer Norwegen vorgestellt :)
Ist es aber immer so leer auf dem Campus? *lach*

Date: 2011-08-29 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Ein Land zum träääumen! ;) Ist aber auch wirklich einfach wunderschön hier. <3 Meiner Meinung nach ist es in Nordnorwegen auch schöner als im Süden. :)
Hehe, nein, da war grad Einführungswoche für die internationalen Studenten und ich hab nach Ende des Programms für den Tag noch ein bisschen rumgehangen! ;) Ein bisschen voller ist es schon! :)

Date: 2011-08-29 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ai-chi.livejournal.com
*____* Ist das schön.
Ich freu mich auch immer wieder über Fotos ♥

Date: 2011-08-29 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Und live erst! ;D Komm zu Besuch, dann kannst du dich mit eigenen Augen davon überzeugen! :D
Werde wohl auch noch enige posten mit der Zeit... obwohl ich gerade weniger Fotos mache... die Faulheit. xD Überlege aber vielleicht mal ein paar von der Innenstadt zu machen. :3

Date: 2011-09-11 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ai-chi.livejournal.com
Hab ich vor, hab ich vor! xD
Du bist aber echt fleißig dabei mit Fotos =) Bin immer wieder gespannt xD

Date: 2011-09-12 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
So ist's brav! *smooch*
Haha, naja, in letzter Zeit gewinnt doch die Faulheit überhand. xD Dazu lässt sich sagen: Sieht immer noch genauso aus. Die Innenstadt ist schön. Ende. xD

Date: 2011-09-12 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ai-chi.livejournal.com
Das beruhigt mich, dass sie immernoch schön aussieht xDDDD

Date: 2011-08-30 09:53 pm (UTC)
eve_n_furter: (Oglaf - Decisions)
From: [personal profile] eve_n_furter
It seems like you are settling okay! Very nice pictures and interesting to read a foreigners view on Tromsø and the uni. "My place" there was "Nedre lysthus".

The odd penguin logo is actually a flying penguin, supposed to tell you that UNN makes "the impossible possible". Something tells me that this flies right past most people. ;)

And do post more, please! :)

Date: 2011-08-31 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
My point of view is basically "OMG IT'S SO AWESOME HERE I LOVE IT EEEEK WHY IS EVERYTHING SO EXPENSIVE?!" complete with capslock, haha. :) All my courses are in the humanities building and apart from that I kind of vaguely hang around the library, but the nedre lysthus seems like a nicer place. ;)

Really? That's actually kind of cute and cool. xD I just though he was sliding on some ice, you know, like penguins actually do in reality. xD But thank you for the explanation, hee. ♥

I will if I have more photos/more to say. :)

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