Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Trondheim

I had a great time in Trondheim visiting my friend this weekend. I wish I was still up there with her, but at the same time it's nice to be back in my own bed. We had a nice relaxing weekend (except for Saturday) and watched the last season of Ghost Whisperer and a few episodes of the Big Bang Theory.

On Saturday my friend pulled me with her to BOTH step AND pump! I think the fitness instructor was trying to kill us. The step class was easy to begin with, I got into the routine fairly quick, maybe because I used to do a lot of it a few years ago, but after just 10-15 minutes I was having trouble just lifting my legs. I doubted that I would be able to live through pump after the 45 minutes of step. But it was okay as there wasn't any jumping involved in that. I decided to just have the same weights through the whole class instead of changing them for almost every exercise since I'm not used to lifting weights. Most of the heavy lifting I do is on delivery days at work.

We were going to go to a spinning class on Sunday (it's my friend that's trying to kill me, not the fitness instructor!), but after 10 minutes of waiting for the bus we just figured we'd missed it (unless it was REALLY late) and to wait for the next one would mean we would be to late for the spinning class, since there aren't many buses on Sundays. On the one hand I'm happy we missed the bus, but on the other it would have been fun to try spinning, just to see what I thought of it. But I'm not going to go to a class here, because I don't want to pay for it when I can just get my bike out and go for a free bike ride instead.

Saturday night we went to a house party with some musicians. The party was held to celebrate the Norwegian Championship in band music that finished that day. It was an awesome party! Although, even though I studied music for 3 years I had no idea what they were talking about most of the time, so there was much nodding and smiling on my part. I've not really been to that many house parties, but in my experience musicians throw some of the best!

So except for the house party on Saturday I didn't go into Trondheim city center while I was up there, So I didn't shop or take many pictures. But I did take a couple of pictures yesterday as I was waiting for the coach. The stop where I got on the coach was very well situated as well, so I got to take a couple of pictures of Trondheim's most famous landmark: Nidarosdomen/Nidaros Cathedral

Just looking at it makes me feel like I've suddenly traveled back in time (or possibly inside a game of the Sims Medieval). It's so beautiful. I've never been inside it though, so I think I'll have to go back to Trondheim sometime just to have a look inside it. On the news a few weeks ago they showed a few pictures from the decorations in the ceiling of the cathedral. No one has seen how it looks like up there in 100 years I think they said, because it's normally too dark (and too far away when you're standing on the floor) to see what's up there. They really knew how to make a cathedral back in the middle ages! And the decorations in the ceiling wasn't even made for the public to enjoy, since all they had was candlelight there is no way anyone could see them. They made the decorations for their God.

1 comment:

....Petty Witter said...

Always nice to visit friends but, as you say, its always good to be back in your own bed. Glad you had a good week-end. The Big Bang Theory is also one of my favourite programmes.

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