Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay
|Valberget Utsiktpunkt. The hilltop has been a lookout for centuries but the present tower dates from around 1850.|
Oldest cathedral in Norway, opened in 1150. Originally Catholic, now Church of Norway.
|Left: the stained glass windows above the alrat were removed for maintenance, but instead of bare glass, local art students created paper windows.|
|Below: Evolution of the building. The gold section is original and oldest (1100's), the cream color is from about 1280, the gray and orange are later restorations.|
|Above: The architecture is meant to evoke a drilling rig.
Left and below: A playground next door is petroleum-themed, with pipes to climb on and through. The abstract colors seem meant to depict contour maps.
|Below: A drill bit. Looks like something a James Bond
supervillain would use.
"Surely you don't expect me to talk."
"No, Mister Bond, I expect you to die."
Breaking one of these is just a wee bit more costly than breaking a 1/16 inch bit.
|Sea-floor wellhead. A "Christmas tree" in a protective cage.|
|A number of bronze plaques in the pavement display footprints of Nobel Peace Prize winners. When the award went to a group, a representative's footprints are displayed. These are the footprints of Ima John on behalf of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.|
|Wangari Muta Maathai, 1985|
|This tradition is surprisingly old. Jonathan Granoff, 1910, for
the International Permanent Peace Bureau.
Below, left: Shirin Ebadi, 1985
Below, right: Desmond Tutu 1984
Created 22 June 2007, Last Update