Saturday, January 15, 2011

This evening I went to see Baby Universe - a puppet odyssey at Chateau Neuf.

The show is part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the University of Oslo. As a past employee I jumped on the offer for free tickets, and brought my family there for this extraordinary experience.

Seeing the life sized dolls being operated by people trying to blend into the background was fascinating. And the way they managed the changing scale of the baby universe relative to the other celestial bodies - very well done.

The performance was introduced by Stepen Hawking dressed as a puppet (or was it the other way around?), and the puppet moon looked like Rowan Atkinson to me.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Above ground air-raid shelter

Have you ever thought? In these modern times, when it is more or less accepted that an air-raid shelter is a likely target and likely death trap, you can still come accross German air-raid shelters built on the surface.
I took the picture in Ludwigshafen last week, as the car I was riding in passed this so called Winkelturm. Read more about this in Wikipedia.

I think this particular one may be somebody's home, and if you look closely you can see that it has its own Christmas tree.