The Kontiki Museum 

This weekend I had guest here in Oslo, Norway. So I showed them around to different sights here in Oslo. And one of these places where the Kontiki museum. The museum is about the Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his expeditions around the world where Kontiki is the most famous.

During the Kontiki expidition Thor and his crew build a wooden raft in balsa wood and sailed it for 100 days between South America and Polynesia in order to show that the people from Polynesia came from South American and not Asia.

The position took place in 1948 and during this expedition the crew at Kontiki documented the entire trip. It all ended up in a documentary that later won an Oscars Award for best documentary in 1950. A documentary that I really could recommend.

The expedition has also become adventure and history movie of a bit more fictional type but still based on the true events and story of reality. That movie where released in 2012 and is also a move that I would recommend.

Here is a link if you would like to visit the museum or get more information about it.

http://www.kon-tiki.no
Here is a photo from the visit yesterday.

  

Kon-tiki movie

A few weeks ago I visited the Kontiki museum here in Oslo and it was real cool and interesting to visit. After that I really wanted to see both the movie and the documentary. The documentary I saw the day after but first last night did I see the movie made 2012.

I think it was t least as good as the documentary. Even if a few things where different in the movie so I think I would recommend to watch the movie first if you would see them both.

Really liked the photography in the movie and the story an esthetics is something I just love. This is a Nordic film production with Norwegians and a Swede as actors. Really like their performance in the movie. A favorite character in the movie is the Sweden in the expedition.

However, I deeply recommend you to watch this movie and below you find the trailer and the link to its page on imdb.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1613750/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Kontiki weekend

It has become a bit of a Kontiki weekend for me. Before this weekend I didn’t know very much about Kontiki that is a raft that where built by a the Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdal. He and 5 other guys sailed the raft from Peru to Polynesia in their hand build raft in 101 day and proved that it was possible for people that travel between these two places even several hundred years ago.

But now I know a lot more about it and are very fascinated by both Kontiki and Thor Heyerdal. I visited the museum yesterday and today I saw the documentary they recorded while they did their journey. The documentary won also an Oscar in 1951 for best documentary.

Must say that it was a very interesting documentary and really liked it, even if it’s over 65 years old.

The museum was great and I can really recommend it.

Here’s some pictures from the visit at the museum.

Me and the Oscars again

The Oscars seam like a thing that keeps reoccurring in my life right now.

Last weekend I where on a birthday dinner in Lund, Sweden with the Oscars theme. Yesterday I visited the Kontiki museum here in Oslo, Norway and guess what I found in the museum a real Oscar statuette. Apparently the documentary that they made when they sailed the Kontiki won an Oscar for best documentary in 1951. So one again an Oscar in the blog.

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Saturday and ships

Last night mom arrived from Sweden so we had dinner here at home me, G and mom. Was a fresh shrimps to dinner.

Today we started with banana pancakes. After that we took of and drove out to Bygdø and first we went to the Kontiki museum which was very interesting so the two movie about it are on my watch list now.

After the Kontiki museum we went to the Viking ship museum with three real Viking ships. Also very facinating. The ships was a lot bigger than I have expected.

I will get back with more about the visit and pictures later I hope.

But now it’s time to go to the near by restaurant for dinner.