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Linderud Manor in the outskirts of Oslo

The manor was owned by the same family for some 300 years, and has both an amazing history and amazing items - especially from the 18th century when the prominent couple Mogens Larsen Monsen and Helene Cathrine Büchler inhabited the place. Here’s some favourites!

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I’m not particularly fond of this drawing, but I still owed it to someone and hey at least I can post some art here again :). 

I hope you are all doing fine and I hope that one day in the far future I will be able to return to tumblr ;).

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On the weekend I went to the combat rules playtest for a new Melbourne based LARP, Blackpowder and Bloodlines. It felt like an incredibly useful day and I’m extremely excited for the first official game. I haven’t settled on a character yet and we didn’t need to attend in costume but why miss an opportunity to dress up? First time wearing my 14ty century cotehardie in play. I’m pleased to say it was both comfortable and warm. :)

Shout out to the organizers for being so awesome and bringing a great group of people together! Not to mention their meticulous attention to detail, taking on player feedback and incredible world building, some of which can be found on their website:
blackpowderandbloodlines.com/home

I’m sure in the coming months I’ll have a lot more to say about this LARP. Stay tuned!

The Pillars of Hercules

One of the famous climbing sites in the Saxon Switzerland National Park (see http://on.fb.me/1QhJWT0), close to the border between Germany and the Czech Republic features these eroded rock pillars looking like stony sentinels across the landscape. There are over a thousand pinnacles in the region, each of which must once have had a legend attached to it. The highest peak is 556 metres above sea level, but only 120 above the Elbe river that it overshadows. The area got its name in the 18th century from a couple of Swiss artists who thought it resembled their home in the Swiss Jura.

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