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November 30th, 2009, 19:05
Not a move but… Last Friday (27th of Novermber), the Railway between my hometown Bergen and our capital Oslo was 100 years old. When it was built it was quite a feat, going over the mountains at 1400 m. above sea level. (I know, nothing compared to the swiss railways, but north of Switzerland there's no railway running above that height).

As part of the celebration, the Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) created a documentary, where they filmed all the way from Bergen to Oslo, covering 520 km in 7 hours. I like trains a lot (I like trains so much that I'm close to being passionate about them - ref another thread). I watched the program. Someone called it slow-tv, which I guess is just what it is. Not everybody's cup of tea - but it beats watching ab-tronics infomercials.

You can watch it too (at least part of it) by clicking these links:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

It's all in Norwegian. But: You get to see a lot of railway lines.




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