Sunday, December 22, 2013

An orange tree for Christmas?

On our way through Karlshus in Raade today, suddenly we saw an orange tree in the roundabout.
An orange tree for Christmas?!
Well, whoever put the oranges (or mandarins) on that tree, made us smile on a grey day in December.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Verket - the old houses are being renovated

Verket - the old houses are being renovated

Lately I walked through this area a few times, and
decided I do not know enough about this part of Moss.

So this will definitely be a subject I will study closer
when autumn comes.

In the meantime some of the photos I have taken.

Another oil painting by Oddbjørn Ottesen

Birthday cake for my mom

Baked by my brother.

From this summer's tour of Torderoed Torderød

If you have the opportunity to visit the Torderoed
Mansion here in Moss on a Sunday in the summer
at three o'clock in the afternoon, you can join a free
guided tour of the gardens and the building itself.
In Norwegian, though.

I enjoy seeing how this project gets better and better
each year. These photos were taken on my latest visit.

The Scottish Room off the Ballroom, once a room
only gentlemen would spend their time in.

The White Room on the opposite side of the Ballroom,
once a room where only the ladies would spend their

A corner in the Ballroom. The planks covering
the floor, now mostly protected by the carpet,
are all 11 meters long!
The Chrystie family who built the house and owned it
till about one hundred years ago, exported wood, so
these long planks must have been a pretty good way
of showing off.

Another corner in the Ballroom.

It is definitely summer!