A wonderful day with a real good friend... :o)

Svinesund Travel Blog

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I got up quite early this morning, and headed to Lillestrøm to meet my friend Tor Egil. We met up at his sisters place and took of to Sweden.

We drove pass Oslo and down thru Østfold County to Nordby and Svinesund, just across the Swedish border. It was such lovely weather, real hot for a mid-August day, so we took our time. Just relaxed with a bit to eat and walked around the mall for a while. Neither of us did much shopping ( me because they didn't have what I was looking for), but it was nice just doing some "window"shopping. Oh.. I did get something for my cat... hahaha

At Svinesund we bought some groceries and after a little while started on our way back. We decided to drive the old route and stopped at the bridge and shot some pics. I don't know how many times I've thought about stopping there, but never has until now. I got some nice pics of the new bridge and some view pics of Sponvika and the Inlet to Halden.

After about 30 minutes here, we went to Ekeberg in Oslo, and I took some view pics of Oslo. Think we were here for about 20 minutes and the headed back to Lillestrøm. It had been another great day with a great friend.... :o) 

A little Sponvika history; Sponvika is an old fishing village from the 17th Century. It is an idyllic place with well tended gardens and white painted little houses that reflect beautifully on the Fjord on the approaching sail to Halden.

 

Sunflower300 says:
Liz, thanks for a great day. :) I had a great time sightseeing and learning the history of the bridge. We'll have to do it again soon. :)
Posted on: Aug 24, 2008
Quest says:
My pleasure... glad you enjoyed it.:o))
Posted on: Aug 24, 2008
hummingbird50 says:
Hey thanks for the day trip...it was great! :) Reminds me of home:)
Posted on: Aug 24, 2008
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Hangin on for dear life.. ;o)
Hangin' on for dear life.. ;o)
it was such wonderful weather, so …
it was such wonderful weather, so…
bridge shadow..
bridge shadow..
new bridge in the distance
new bridge in the distance
oh how I wish I was out there too.…
oh how I wish I was out there too…
they are fixing the old bridge, so…
they are fixing the old bridge, s…
what a place to live.. :o)
what a place to live.. :o)
my friend Tor Egil
my friend Tor Egil
sideview of the bridge
sideview of the bridge
some people bathing.. looks great
some people bathing.. looks great
This building contains a groceryst…
This building contains a grocerys…
some tires to prevent to much dama…
some tires to prevent to much dam…
This is what the old bridge looked…
This is what the old bridge looke…
building the bridge
building the bridge
Some history on the Old Svinesund …
Some history on the Old Svinesund…
The old customsbuilding on the Swe…
The old customsbuilding on the Sw…
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photo by: Quest