Sunday, 6 November 2005

Kingdom of Heaven

I haven't got any pictures so for now, words will have to suffice. Today I saw something so breathtakingly beautiful that I coudn't wait! I have heard of the beauty of snow-capped mountain peaks. I had even seen them in pictures. But let me tell you, nothing beats the real thing. Nothing even comes close!
On the flight from Oslo to Kristiansund, we flew over the range of mountains that run pretty much all through the length of Scandinavia. After take off the aircraft pulled up above the swirling clouds that had caused us to much trouble for the last week. After a while when I noticed a different kind of white that seemed to peep from amidst the white sea of clouds, at first I couldn't believe my eyes! Soon however the mountains with their white-tipped heads were unmistakable. With the vast valleys all wreathed in white, the craggy tops overlooking lakes sparkling dazzlingly in the sunlight, whisps of clouds casting dark shadows on the mountainsides, it was simply the most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on!
The best part was of course when the fjords came into view! The tall peaks fell away precariously into deep gorges, and all of a sudden there was the wonderful landscape of alternating mountains and long narrow streaks of clear sparkling water. I simply cannot find enough superlatives to describe it :(. Let me just say that when Douglas Adams wrote that the creator of worlds had done his life's best work when he designed the Fjords of Norway, he wasn't exaggerating one bit.
Right now I'm feeling thankful for just about everything under the sky. It's all so B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!
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On another note, quote printed on a beer glass in a steakhaus in Asker:
'Beer is proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy.'
- Benjamin Franklin
:DD.

12 comments:

crazylilthing said...

hii , i googled abt the Fjords ... i am planning to change my lifelong honeymoon destination of switzerland to the Fjords now. I understand why you sounded so awestruck in the post .....:)
checked the rates of the trips etc ... seems Norway is the most expensive European country!!(so i read ).

Wish i was not a student :(

kray said...

Yeah, the bit about being the costliest European country is definitely true. It might even be the costliest country worldwide! Except maybe Japan.
But the sights are truly fantastic!

Vamsi said...

Hey kray, was browsing thru ur blogs ....... and u say ur mind wanders a little ehh;)

crazylilthing said...

hrd a bottle of coke costs US $ 3.!!! they r crazy or wat .. my ex labmate said some people actually go over to Sweden to do groceries :D

kray said...

@ Vamsi - :D wat to do yaar! life is like that :P

@ c l t - okay one small coke at Burger King's is 3$ so maybe your friend is right.

crazylilthing said...

plzz post ...

kray said...

:) patience, patience! Clicked over a hundred pics in 5 days, waiting to get back to Oslo, then I'll definitely post. Thing is, the schedule here is insanely busy :(.

histrionix said...

Long time no post!

histrionix said...

@crazylilthing - why this discrimination against non-blogdrive people? I had a nice saucy comment all typed out only to realise that I am ineligible to post :-& NO FAIR!!!!

@ everyone else - howdy!

kray said...

Took so much time to upload the pics on the photoblog that I lost enthu to post.. Will sumtime soon..

Akshi said...

Yeah I know, I left a comment on crazylilthing's blog asking why she isn't allowing 'nonymous and other comments.

Hi Histrionix. How's you? I'll write mail soon.

P.S. Hi Kray. Hope your blogging frequency picks up soon.

histrionix said...

heylo everybody...it is now exam time and hence i am busy doing lots of lukkha. visited friends in guest house, visited AD at his place...sat in StaffC and gossiped and so on and so forth. making the most of these penultimate endsems here...and everyone is welcome to mail...replies guaranteed!