24 July, 2012

Let me share

my adventure at Otternes,
a cluster of houses
clinging to the mountain side
between Aurland and Flaam,
located in Sogn and Fjordane, Norway.
The cluster includes four
separate farms,
with their land connected.

My daughter took us here
this summer,
and it was well worth the visit!

A couple of my grandkids
came with us as well.

My grandson Hallvard 
fits right in to his surroundings

It is like going back in time.

I believe that the last person
to actually live here
was in 1996 or 97.

Looking out the window
from one of the houses,
we are pulled away
and lifted high above, 
fast moving traffic,
from the road below.

Cruise ships have visited these fjords
for many years,
and it creates quite a clash
of an old and new world.

We learned that people up here
also maintained a grassed area
on the other side of the fjord,
and possibly buried their deceased
on a piece of land there,
facing Otternes, their home.

Generations worked here,
they had their children here,
and they lived and died here.

Before we left for
our more polished lives,
we got to enjoy
porridge made out of sour cream,
sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon,
very good!
Served on the side
is salted meat and "flat bread".

If you happen to be in the area,
I suggest you take a visit!

This link might offer you 
some more information.


Siddis back home said...

Så kjekk ferie du har hatt hjemme, virkelig synd at du ikke flytter hjem igjen nå....

siddisisalou said...

Fantastiske foto !
Får bare så lyst på en tur hjem ....

Sallie said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us.

hobbyvenn said...

Norge er virkelig et vakkert land, og du er en fantastisk dyktig fotograf..

Marie said...

Magnifique endroit! Merci de ces jolies photos et de ce petit voyage dans le temps.

Farmors said...

Dette er virkelig et nydelig sted! Jeg har vært der, etter å ha syklet Rallarveien til Flåm. Har opplevet mange flotte steder på nordvestlandet i år. Skjønner at du trives når du er hjemme! Fortsatt fine sommerdager til deg!

Rani said...

Just beautiful.