Thursday, 16 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 29




Tryvannstårnet is the name of the 118 metre high TV Tower of Oslo, located 529 metres above mean sea level near the Tryvann lake. Tryvannstårnet was built in 1962 and has an observation deck in a height of 60 metres, from which you have at clear weather conditions a sight extending to the Swedish border. The observation deck was closed in 2005 because of new fire safety regulations that would have required expensive investments, as well as a rapidly declining number of visitors. In the 1980s and 90s, the tower yearly had around 100,000 visitors.
















For more Sky Watch photos, visit the Sky watch site - Sky watch was Dots idea, now hosted by Sandy, Klaus, Tom , Ivar and Imac.

56 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Ja nå fikk jeg lyst til å klatre du.... Vel ikke så høyt kanskje. Flotte bilder forresten. Jeg er svak for refleksjoner :-)

shoshana said...

Spectacular!

How did you make your picture so big in blogger?

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos.
I really like the lake reflection.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit our , Horizontal Light.
Troy and Martha

Yen said...

WOW! Those are amazing blue skies!~Mine is posted HERE. Happy SWF!~

Louise said...

That's too bad about the tower! I would love to be in it. Love your sky photos, especially the clouds in the 2nd from the last. Fantastic!

Rose said...

Wonderful shot to end with!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess the view from the tower must be amazing. The shot of the lake is awesome. The reflection is wonderful. Happy Sky Watch!

Eki Akhwan said...

That towering lean structure against the clear blue sky is wonderful. Great skywatch photographs!

Mine's just up. Would be honored if you can visit it.

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Petunia said...

Du fant virkelig den rette dagen til å dra på fotosafari. Det knallværet og de flotte bildene. Det gir ro i sjelen med slike øyeblikk:)

Torsdag said...

Good to get the informations through the air, so we know what the world is looking like.
But it is nice to see what the sky is looking like, have a nice SWF.
Hilsen
Hartmut

Darla said...

Great job!

RuneE said...

Det var no nydelige tårn du hadde funnet frem til. Det siste for meg - så lenge jeg slipper å klatre opp!

PS Takk for hjelpen!

Anna said...

Wow! Magnificant series! I love the reflective lake photo. Happy SWF!

Photo Cache said...

Pretty neat shots. Love the oh-so-blue skies you featured.

Dragonstar said...

Love the lake reflection.

fishing guy said...

John: A wonderful capture of the tower into the sky. I really like that last reflective shot.

imac said...

Great post John, love the way you withdrew and ended up with the great reflection.

Carletta said...

Fantastic images!
I love the reflection image.

Aileni said...

Such brilliance - simply wonderful weather for great pictures.
Your help has been invaluable - thanks, John.

Daniel J Santos said...

great capture, excellent.

Arija said...

Great shots of the transmissiontower against the sky but my favourite is most definitely the last with the reflections in the lake.

Arija said...

Great shots of the transmissiontower against the sky but my favourite is most definitely the last with the reflections in the lake.

Mojo said...

The tower looks a little out of place in that setting... I wonder what the people who work at the transmitting station think of the job.

Great photos though!

GAWO said...

Så fint å få se fine bilder av Tryvannstårnet. Det tårnet har jeg hørt nevnt ofte men aldri har jeg sett hvordan det egentlig ser ut. I dag har vi valgt omtrent samme tema. Stikker du innom så kan du se hva jeg mener.
God helg til deg fra meg.

vincibene said...

Wonderful pictures! My favorite is the last.

Ida said...

Veldig flott!
Nr. 2 er utrolig fint!
Ett sted jeg har hørt om tusenvis av ganger.
Endelig fikk jeg sett det også.
Takk. ;)

Anne-Berit said...

Fantastisk fine bilder,litt av noen tårn,blir svimmel bare ved tanken på hvor høye de er.God helg til deg og dine!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Jeg må si som Ivar: No fikk jeg lyst til å klatre;)

Utrolig vakre bilder. Og jeg tror jeg er en utdøende rase. Jeg har nemlig ikke vært der! Selv om jeg har bodd i nærheten i den tia en kunne besøke den. hahahaha.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

The towers are huge... they look great reflected in the waters. Nice photos.
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos and interesting structures for sky watch friday. Thanks for sharing your view of the sky.

Mary said...

Oh, I love that lake shot -- beautiful!!! Happy SWF. :)

Enigma said...

Stunning! Great shots and information about these towers!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love these photos especially the last with the reflection on the waters! Happy SWF!

Lilli & Nevada said...

John, these are fabulous love the reflection one

naturglede said...

Dette var flotte bilder. Likte det da tårnet speilte seg. Herlig:)

Kuanyin Moi said...

Outrageous and beautiful! Happy SWF!

evlahos said...

very impressive captures. excellent work

ArneA said...

da komm du godt frem og fikk med deg en flott oslo natur
Kollen kommer vel du tilbake til tenker jeg

indicaspecies said...

John,

These are some astounding photographs. I like the last the best showing the reflection in the waters with such clarity!

- celine

magiceye said...

love the 2nd pic the best..

Randi said...

Nesten så jeg fikk høydeskrekk:-)
Nydelige bilder. Men det siste var min favoritt...vann, skog og mark...balsam for sjela.
Si til Lene at hun må være obs på om det kommer noen rekende langs drammens elva....hihihi finner jeg ett passende fartøy så hiver jeg meg med.:-)
Dessuten har jeg bestemt at Drammen skal flyttes nordover. Så da er det bare å vente.

Jeg fikk litt mange innbydelser....var det rett eller?

Ha en fin foto helg! Ikke la Lene begrave seg helt i bøkene nå da.

Randi said...

Okei, da er det bekreftet, leste ikke så nøye.:-)
Da er det bare ut å knipse... nå må jeg prøve å finne ut hvor jeg stiller inn på RAW,.
Examen i dag...oioio. Hils henne masse når hun kommer hjem. Krysser fingrer og tær.

K M F said...

Wounderfull

babooshka said...

Spectacular and eductional all in one post. Terrific.

gen/entry here said...

That is pretty entries i like it wow....TC

onangelwings said...

Beautiful! Love the reflection shot at the end.

Jeannelle said...

Wow.....what interesting views of communication towers, skies, and water! Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from Iowa, U.S.A.

Daryl said...

As always ... wonderful photos!


:-Daryl

leslie said...

Awsome shots! TV towers like this really make your eyes look upward. What a beautiful day to photograph it. :D

dot said...

Wow, very impressive photos! I love towers of most any sort.

kjpweb said...

That is wonderful! The dark blues are astonishing - especially in the last image! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

T and S said...

Beautiful images John. The 2nd one is class

2sweetnsaxy said...

Amazing shots and the colors are just beautiful!

Coca Cutie said...

You made a TV tower look good! LOL
Wonderful reflection :)

Marie said...

Bilda dine er nydelege! Som alltid!!!

Louis la Vache said...

This is an interesting series of Sky Watch images, John! Like "Texas Travellers", "Louis" particularly likes the reflections in the water in the last image.

What a fine doorway in your new masthead photo!