Friday, 13 February 2015
Drammen suffers from temperatures fluctuating above and below zero more often than say Lillehammer so it gets very slippery and icy. We experienced this when we walked the 15 minutes down to the shops one of the days we were here. I'm surprised we made it down and back with no broken bones - many of the locals have special rubber straps with spikes they can attach to any pare of shoes.
On the topic of ice, I've been looking at this chain on each visit to the Drammen house- it acts as a down pipe and is always in various states of ice-coverage - it wasn't so spectacular this last time but previously there has been inches of ice around it all.
On one of our visits to Drammen we also walked down to and alongside the river - and came across this cool sphere sculpture.
Jonno was fascinated by it but I'm only posting a couple of his gadzillion photos of it..
Also we found a fair bit of cool graffiti (contrasting nicely with the white snow) during our various trips about town.
So our last morning in Drammen dawned foggy and sad looking, in-keeping with our moods..
but maybe not Putin's:
I'm closing my eyes and imagining you humans are all dead. I find it relaxing..