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An unconventional look at Bardu

VIDEO FEATURE: Bardu is the title of  the latest unconventional view of Norway by artist Kristian Larsen, whose innovative Oslo in motion video got a lot of reader-viewer attention earlier this year. This time, Larsen is using his trademark time-lapse technique to portray his hometown of Bardu. For improved view, see instructions below.

Encompassing a total area of 2700 square kilometers, Bardu is known for its vast forests, majestic mountains and rich wildlife, symbolized by the wolverine adorning its coat of arms.

Video artist Kristian Larsen captures his hometown Bardu in an unusual way.
Video artist Kristian Larsen captures his hometown Bardu in an unusual way. PHOTO: Agnieszka Cybulska

“A five-minute video is incapable of capturing all the spectacular sides of Bardu,” Larsen wrote in his presentation on Vimeo, a video-sharing site. “But that was never the intention of this project. Rather, the video should be regarded as an appetizer, taking you on a fast and epic journey through some of Bardu’s landscapes and scenery, thereby providing a hint of what the place has to offer.”

The soundtrack on the Bardu video is called “Globus.” It was created by composer Mark Petrie.

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