During their explorations and tours of the MEMORIA NORWAY project, SpringerParker will update the Logbook on a regular basis. It documents their route and events in forms of on location photos and descriptions sent directly via the mobile phone to this website. Clicking at the geographical data to the left of the entries lets you follow their route on the map.

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View from the hill

The view from the hill towards the train station next to the harbor. The sight is not very clear, it has started to snow.

Murmansk's Alesha

The 35 meter-tall Alesha (or Alyosha) Monument, a realistic statue depicting a Russian soldier, was erected in 1974 and is overlooking the city westwards.

Grey Snow

Today we have some time to see a little bit of the city. 50 km away from the Barents Sea on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, Murmansk is the largest city north of the Polar circle, with over 300.000 inhabitants. If you look around from this spot, you notice a lot of industrial chimneys, so no wonder that the snow is grey in many spots.


We received some motivating and promising comments after the show. So after this exciting but also exhausting day, we're looking forward to catch some sleep, Springer right below this landscape in his hotel room.

Live in Murmansk

For it being a rather untypical kind of event for this museum, we were very surprised and happy, that so many people came to watch it, and lot of young people. After the radio and TV interviews were over, we did an introduction to the project itself, which Luba translated into Russian. She also took this photo during the live performance.


Soundcheck and few last adjustments. Since we have to adapt to different room situations all the time during this tour, this took a while. And a few old doors were quite shaking a few times.

Getting ready

The crew of the museum helped us getting our equipment up the marble staircases leading up both sides of the floor to the hall on the second level. Around us, an exhibition is prepared, that will open this friday. These two nice women do not only watch the room for the whole day, they also take care, that everything is cleaned for the evening.

The Murmansk Art Museum

The building was the first 3-storey stone building in Murmansk when it was built in 1927, it was turned into a museum after its reconstruction in 1989.

Murmansk, finally

We arrived quite late and tired in Murmansk yesterday evening, and we had to turn our watches two hours ahead. For a late dinner, we met Maria from Pikene på Broen and Anastasia, a fire artist living here and who we already met in Rovaniemi and Kirkenes before. This is Maria inside the exhibition hall of the Murmansk Art Museum, where we are setting up our performance for this evening.

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