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a12036_atlanterhavsveien_00The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Norwegian: Atlanterhavsveien) is a 8.3-kilometer (5.2 mi) long section of County Road 64 that runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averøy in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. It passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. It runs between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy and Vevang in Eida. It is built on several small islands and skerries, which are connected by several causeways, viaducts and eight bridges—the most prominent being Storseisundet Bridge.

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The route was originally proposed as a railway line in the early 20th century, but this was abandoned. Serious planning of the road started in the 1970s, and construction started on 1 August 1983. During construction the area was hit by 12 European windstorms. The road was opened on 7 July 1989, having cost 122 million Norwegian krone(NOK), of which 25 percent was financed with tolls and the rest from public grants. Collection of tolls was scheduled to run for 15 years, but by June 1999 the road was paid off and the toll removed. The road is preserved as a cultural heritage site and is classified as a National Tourist Route. It is a popular site to film automotive commercials, as it has been declared the world’s best road trip, and been awarded the title as "Norwegian Construction of the Century". In 2009, the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel opened from Averøy to Kristiansund; together they form a second fixed link between Kristiansund and Molde.

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Published primarily from the 1890s to 1910s, these prints were created by the Photoglob Company in Zürich, Switzerland, and the Detroit Publishing Company in Michigan. Like postcards, the photochroms feature subjects that appeal to travelers, including landscapes, architecture, street scenes, and daily life and culture.

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Aunt Mable’s 7th husband Conrad (he was German) was a naturist and Mabel was not hard to convert, she was no stranger to nudity as you may have noticed. Complaints from their neighbours in the posh neighbourhood where they lived made no impression on any of them so as long as the weather would allow they cultivated their love of nature dressed in only sandals and hats.

His mother tried to keep Young Johnny, who had reached the tender age of 19 by then, from visiting his aunt in the short period the marriage lasted. What she didn’t know was that Aunt Mabel had taken a fancy to naturism and kept it up till poor Conrad was just a defuse memory in her booze soaked mind.

His fair-weather visits build a taste for mature women in poor young Johnny that proved to last the rest of his life – Ted 😉

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A massive aurora show hit the sky on the 27th of February 2014. This is a selection of shots from around the Isle of Lewis in the outer Hebrides of Scotland. Taken by Colin Cameron – Source: colincameronphotography.co.uk

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From where I live I cross three small streams with the local train on my way into town. Not even once have I seen something remotely like this while gazing out of the window. Had I done so only once in while I might have liked winters a little bit – Ted

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On the other hand, I’ve never seen anything remotely like this when I’ve reached town either and that too would have made my views on winter somewhat milder –Ted

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