Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Winter up there - was Shoot more! - was LensworkMagazine
From: Jim Hemenway <>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 20:29:31 -0500
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Doesn't sound very appealing to me at all Nathan... the winter that is.

I can imagine the daily weather forecast:  

"Well Good Morning folks, it's 7 AM and darker than the inside of your
pocket at midnight. We'll have a great big 5 hours of daylight today
with the sun kissing the horizon.  That'll be followed by hours and
hours of gloomy dark... and we'll probably get some snow and/or cold

As Michael E. Bérubé says,  "Carpe Luminem."   He lives way up there in

Jim -  :>)

Nathan Wajsman wrote:
> Jim,
> Yes, more or less true. I remember from my childhood in Ĺrhus, Denmark,
> going to school in the dark and returning home in the dark at this time
> of year. But of course the flip side is in the summer, when the
> Scandinavians can enjoy daylight well into the evening. In the morning
> it is not so great. I still have not so fond memories from my college
> days, coming home from some party at, say, 2 a.m., and waking up at 5
> a.m. with a huge hangover because my room with a large, east-facing
> window was by then too bright and too hot to sleep.
> My favorite Scandinavian holiday is what the Danes call Skt. Hans Eve,
> or midsummer, on 23rd June, when people gather around large bonfires and
> party all night.
> Nathan
> Jim Hemenway wrote:
> > Someone recently told me that in southern Scandinavia, (Oslo, Stockholm,
> > Copenhagen and Helsinki) that in the winter it doesn't get light until
> > after 10 AM in the morning and that the sun is gone by 3 PM... true?
> >
> > Jim -
> >
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