Active driving with Silver

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One of the things that come to my mind when thinking about driving Silver is active driving.  What I put into that, can be a lot, like; You really don`t know the road you`re driving daily until you have driven it in a really old car.   When you drive a new car (and that can – in comparison with this oldie – be cars from the `80s and up) you just sit there and “wait” until you have arrived at your destination.  But with Silver, it`s totally different…

It`s one thing I like to add, that has nothing to do with the state of the road. Driving Silver makes me either, hum or sing…

 

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dum-di-du, trall-aaaaa-la-la… 

 

or talk out loud, when there`s no one there. It might seem weird, I know, but I can`t help it.

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bla-bla-bla..bla-bla

 

Of course, Ant King and Heffnutt join me from time to time, then I can talk to them. And Silver is always there of course.

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We just need to turn left here…

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…and then right…

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Hang on!

 

Driving Silver is the most joyful way I now, getting from one place to another. Then there is no longer a question about arriving but about the ride.  Whoopsie, a little bump there

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weeeeee… 

 

 

Are you alright guys?

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Uhh.. oh… mmfff.. yeah, no worries… 

So, you see, a road isn`t just a road anymore, you never know what`s going to happen next.

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I never knew the road had so many bumps and turns before…

 

 

 

Postcard from Oslo, Norway, Brannvakten

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Brannvakten was completed in 1856 in connection with the bazaars and was Oslo’s first fire station.  Previous more or less random premises had been used and with no permanent staff.

After the big city fire on April 14, 1858, better fire service was set up with a new fire corps of 35 men who moved in in the 1860s-

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The tower was used to dry the water hoses and was to low as a lookout point, so the fire corps had a 24 – hour lookout point from the cathedral tower.  The city’s inhabitants were alarmed with gunshots and ringing the church bells.  To communicate with the fire station they pointed a red flag, in the daytime, and a torch at night,  in the direction of the fire.

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In the 1920s with modern technology, telegraph, and phone, the lookout was no longer needed and closed down.

The building was Oslos main fire station until 1941. It now houses the Oslo cathedral parish priest`s office.

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Postcard from Oslo, Norway, Basarhallene

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Basarhallene (The bazaar halls) are located behind the Oslo Cathedral. Original as butcher shops, they were built during the period 1841-1858.

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Basarhallene acts like a “green lung” in-between hectic streets in the city center.

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Today it houses little shops with arts, craft, and antiques as well as restaurants and cafès

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