Thursday, July 23, 2009


This is for U - Comment in your own Language - dette er for deg, kommenter på ditt eget morsmål.
The Letter U is often used as a prefix both in English and Norwegian.
Mostly in English combined as "Un" like in "Undone" - "ugjort" or "Unfinnished" - "uferdig" or "Undetermined" - "ubesluttet". As you, my dear readers have allready discovered: In English these words starts with "Un" and in Norwegian with a simple "U".
But not all - alle

As Usual I start with:

The Letter “U”
“U,” the fifth and last (in English) of the true vowels, symbolizes collecting.

People wearing this letter in their name are talented enough to do anything they can imagine. Their imagination plays ... read more

The origin od the letter U? Check here.

I'll bring you some examples, before I will be more or less unavailable - utilgjengelige. Or may be unbeatable - uslåelig. haha
It's Vacation time. U know;-))

Let's start in Oslo - This is the old University - universitet - in downtown Oslo. Inside there is fantastic frescos painted by Edvard Munch. I had my Psycho lessons here. In the Aula. Where I also joined several classical music concerts. Before the new Concert Hall in Oslo were finnished.

Turning around from the University, we are still in Oslo. And here you see "Urban" - "urbant" life - liv in the Norwegian Capital.

Before I bring you far away from Norway, I'll show you how some parts of our Summer House (sommerhus) looked like "Unfinnished" - "uferdig". You can't image how steep it us unless been there.

It's about time to bring you, my dear readers, on a journey. The letter " U" ain't easy, "unless - unntatt" you are from USA - USA. Photo taken on July 4, in SW Michigan, Eaux Claire - I had to explain to the locals the name of the Township orginates from French and means Clearwater. I will not comment on their reactions.

It's a long way from USA to South America. Here you see the national Flower of Uruguay - Uruguay. Same colours as is in the country's National Flag.

Norwegians love to walk in the Nature and the Mountains. Maybe it's unexpected that I bring you here?
This tiny village, Uspallata (Mendoza District in Argentina), is where you have to apply for a permission to climb the highest point in the Americas, and the highest Mountain outside Asia.
So now you know where to adress, when thinking about climbing to 6.954 meters, when snow over 7.000 meters.

Continue reading and I'll bring you closer.

Here you see Aconcagua, when we first time did see this Majestic Mountain.
What does this photo have to do with the letter "U"? It's simply unhabitated - ubebodd.
We were there in April. That's not the best time of year. It was blowing and blowing and snowing higher up. So we gave up, even to base camp. Best time of year is early January.

Sometimes we have to admit: It's better to go "Under - under" than over a Mountain. This photo, scanned from a slide, is the Argentian side of the main road between Argentina and Santiago de Chile. For your information: The old railroad and road have both been destroyde by stone sledges. Caused by Snow and Eartquakes.

You will without doubt find more here at ABC – in Words and Photos – ABC i ord og bilder. The original ABC challenge derived from Denise Nesbitt from Yorkshire in England and Petunia brought the challenge to Norabway Click on this Link - lenke to see more fascinating ABC-U

PS. We will be on Vacation for some weeks. I'll try to comment and post whenever I have an Internet connection. Cat-sitters are in place, when we visit Family and Friends south of Norway.
You are wellcome to visit my travel blog

To my Norwegian bloger friends - til mine norske blogvenner:
Heisann, du må gjerne følge oss på reise fra Norge ned til Middelhavet.
Skal skrive underveis.
Kattene våre har det bra. Også kattungene.
Kjenner du noen som vil ha slike gode katter, så si i fra

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Blogger Petunia said...

Først av alt god tur til dere og kjør forsiktig!
Igjen er Uforglemmelig innlegg fra deg i ord på engelsk og norsk:)
Ha en flott ferie!

July 24, 2009 1:21 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I love all your choices for these ABC challanges....the "U"s are most interesting because they cover the world! You have traveled a lot, Tor....
And just for accuracy sake, the word in English is UNINHABITED....English is such a difficult language, I think. How anybody who wasn't born here learns it is beyond me---Some of us who were born here have! So many words sound alike but have completely different meanngs, etc., etc., etc.

I hope you have a wonderful safe trip and have lots of fun, my dear!
I look forward to ALL the pictures I know you will take....!

July 24, 2009 2:42 am  
Blogger Rimkogeren said...

Tak for begge dine kommentarer. Jeg ønsker held og lykke med det nært forestående projekt....
Tak for endnu en bogstavodysse - denne gang gennem ulande.

July 24, 2009 8:33 am  
Blogger Anne-Sophie said...

Takk for flott bokstavreise!

Og tusen takk for besøk og kommentar på mitt U-bidrag!

July 24, 2009 9:47 am  
Blogger EastCoastLife said...

What a lot of lovely examples for the alphabet 'U'!

Wish I could go for a vaction. :P

July 24, 2009 10:00 am  
Blogger Sommertid said...

God tur..og kjør forsiktig...ikke alle er like " flinke" til å kjøre nedover i Europa og rundt middelhavet ;)
og igjen takk for en uforglemmelig og utrolig reise gjennom bokstaven U.
Flotte bilder og masse info.
God helg :)

July 24, 2009 10:00 am  
Blogger Camilla :) said...

Mange flotte bilder, som vanlig :) Det så virkelig bratt ut der sommerhuset deres står! :D

July 24, 2009 10:04 am  
Blogger JULIE K said...

Flotte motiver og ord fra deg : )

July 24, 2009 10:17 am  
Blogger Madame said...

Rigtig god tur - og tak for et utroligt spændende indlæg!

July 24, 2009 10:49 am  
Anonymous drengen said...

Takk for en utrolig flott tur med bokstaven u!
Riktig god ferie!

July 24, 2009 11:41 am  
Blogger ninabakke said...

Fine bilder og ord. :D

July 24, 2009 11:48 am  
Anonymous DianeCA said...

You are getting quite good at finding words beginning with the same letter in both languages. Good job and a good concept. I hope your trip is wonderful. I am impressed you could write so much along the way. The pic of the University is quite good, and Urban...clever clever...and the mountains are breathtaking! Bravo...or should I say UNbeatable!

July 24, 2009 11:49 am  
Blogger Kerstin said...

god tur og kos dere masse. herlig innlegg som alltid...
God helg.

July 24, 2009 12:20 pm  
Blogger Monica said...

Utrolig flott innlegg - nok en gang :))
Ønsker dere en riktig god tur - kos dere masse og kjør forsiktig :))

July 24, 2009 12:35 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Well done on finding so many "U" words, Tor, and for the very interesting lesson. Your place does look awfully steep, doesn't it...still, that would keep you fit!

July 24, 2009 2:21 pm  
Blogger sologbolig said...

Kjempebra innlegg. Det er så interessant å les disse ABC-innleggene dine. Ønsker deg ein god ferietur.

July 24, 2009 3:41 pm  
Blogger Lappedamen said...

Hei igjen, lenge siden jeg har besøk bloggen din. Men, som du sier - det er ferietid. Flott og interessant innlegg som vanlig. Utrolig så mange steder du har vært.

July 24, 2009 5:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Takk fpr en Utrolig fin reise! Og god tur ned til Middelhavet:o)

July 24, 2009 5:32 pm  
Blogger Marie said...

Flott og kreativt innlegg hos deg denne gongen også :)

God helg :)

July 24, 2009 9:38 pm  
Blogger Mariann S said...

Eg er imponert over innlegga dine,
og dette var ikkje noke unntak :)

Bratt bakke sommarhuset ditt klora seg fast i ;)

Ønsker deg god sommar og god reise :)

July 24, 2009 10:15 pm  
Blogger Juni said...

Ufattelig bra det du har gjort med alle bokstavene så langt.

God tur og ha en riktig flott ferie:)

July 24, 2009 11:52 pm  
Blogger Tofo said...

Jammen klarte du det ikke denne uken også! Flotte U-er;-)

Riktig god ferie!

July 25, 2009 4:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Så godt å høre at alt fremdeles er bra med de små firbente. Skal selvsagt si ifra hvis jeg hører om noen som ønsker seg en Manx.
Et flott innlegg nok en gang Tor. Du skuffer aldri!!
Ønsker dere en fortreffelig ferie, og kjør for all del forsiktig. :)

July 25, 2009 4:55 pm  
Blogger amylin said...

Mange flotte U'er her. Utrolig hvor mange ord du finner på samme bokstav i begge språk. Lar meg positivt forbause hver uke. God tur til Middelhavet.

July 26, 2009 9:31 pm  

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