|Forum topic by stefang||posted 09-16-2009 05:18 PM||3195 views||0 times favorited||31 replies|
09-16-2009 05:18 PM
I’m not sure this will be of interest to you, but I thought I would give it a try anyway. The first picture below is Frafjord. It’s about 20 minutes from our home.
The next picture is just driving through one of the valleys on our way to the mountains. I just wanted to show you what was underneath all the green.
Well, we made it to the top above the treeline and stopped for a sort coffee break. All the local sheep farmers bring their stock up here to graze over the summer. They just picked them up last week and trucked them home again with their lambs. I guess I should have taken our picture too, but didn’t think about it.
We eventually got over to the next valley “Setesdalen” and stopped at the local museum. I had hoped they would have more old handcrafted wooden things, but unfortunately they didn’t have much, so I’ll just have to show you what I can. The first item is an old chest with chip carving. There wasn’t any info about it, but to me it looks like it was done around 1800 or possibly earlier. Maybe one of you might know from the style. If so please let us know.
This is an 1100 year old viking sword dug up in the area. (The real deal)
This next two pictures are of a snowscooter from 1964. Please note the modern streamlined design and the comfortable seating arrangement.
This one is on our way to Setesdalen. I thought you might like to see a Norwegian style cabin. It’s still under construction, but almost finished.
Well, that’s it. I hope it wasn’t too boring. Next time I will try to show you some actual woodworking and in a more interesting way. That is, if I am still welcome. Hope you enjoyed it, if not let me know.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.