Northern Lights – Drawing their curtains to reveal the sounds

Northern Lights – Drawing their curtains to reveal the sounds

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in In search of | No Comments

The Northern Lights, fascinating and magnificent. A mystery, inspiring people’s beliefs and creating myths. A scientific challenge as well. The Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland developed a theory to answer the question why auroras appear when the magnetic field of our planet is disturbed. Even though his work lifted the veils of the aurora borealis, it […]

How Nordic nature relates with a Japanese garden

How Nordic nature relates with a Japanese garden

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in In search of | No Comments

Swedish wilderness and Japanese gardens, the natural beauty versus the created beauty. In both surroundings there is no balance without contrast. Yet, while the essence of the Japanese garden is found in its purpose to enhance the quality of human life, the close-up or miniature landscape in a natural environment, doesn’t have a purpose in […]

Iceland 2 – A festival of geology

Iceland 2 – A festival of geology

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in In search of, Nature | No Comments

Sparsely-populated, this North Atlantic island is one of the most volcanically active regions in the world. And if this weren’t enough, volcanism in Iceland is unusually diverse for an oceanic island. Nearly all volcano types and eruption styles known on Earth can be found here. The place is a festival of geology with a free […]

Iceland 1- Follow a raven to discover an island

Iceland 1- Follow a raven to discover an island

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in In search of | No Comments

The blue and the grey, the white and the black and all colors that nature has to offer at this latitude were present in the days when the Vikings steered their vessels towards the land. Iceland. What we see now is more or less the same. The man made constructions that are added over time, […]

Exploring beyond frontiers – Part 2

Exploring beyond frontiers – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in In search of | No Comments

Compared to the achievements of Isabella Bird, most of our so called adventurous travels are easy walks in the park.  The independent-minded Bird (1831-1904) was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She visited Australia, the USA and Asia, the extensive travels of this nineteenth century explorer, traveler, writer and […]

Exploring beyond frontiers – Part 1

Exploring beyond frontiers – Part 1

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in In search of | No Comments

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. There are people who crave for challenge, adventure and new frontiers. As a consequence they go base jumping or climb Mount Everest. Others will follow their blog posts, look at the jumpers’ and climbers’ GoPro films, meanwhile feeling entirely at ease with their weekly bridge drive. Most researchers do not take […]