Holmenkollen ski-jump

Sunday, 21st August 2005 by

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Olso was first used way back 1892 and has since been extended 14 times to the current height of 60 metres. The 1952 Olympic games were hosted here.

In the satellite photo you can see the slope of the jump in its shadow and, as the photo was taken during summer, you can see grass growing on the lower part of the slope. The landing at the bottom fills with the melted snow and apparently people go swimming there when the weather is nice.

Thanks: Fredrik Rodland & woowoowoo