July 30, 2012

Spot the fjord farm in the Geirangerfjord

See the boathouse down by the seaside - and then high up there is the farm in the steep mountain side rising almost vertically from the sea. How come they prefereed to live here the people 2-3 generations back.
- Maybe to avoid the tax collector. Some places it was so steep that they had to use ladders to get up to the farm - and pulling up the ladder effectively stopped the tax collector hehe...

Typical fjord landscape and mountain farm as seen along the Geirangerfjord by Norway Westcoast

A closer look to the fjordfarm up in the mountain side

About Geirangerfjorden from Wiki:

The fjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, jointly with Nærøyfjord, since 2005, although this status is now threatened by the disputed plans to build power lines across the fjord.[1] A car ferry, which doubles as a sightseeing trip, is operated by Fjord1 Nordvestlandske. It runs lengthwise along the fjord between the small towns of Geiranger and Hellesylt.
Along the fjord's sides there lie a number of now abandoned farms. Some restoration has been made by the Storfjordens venner association. The most commonly visited among these are Skageflå, Knivsflå, and Blomberg. Skageflå may also be reached on foot from Geiranger, while the others require a boat excursion.

For a complete photo set from the Geirangerfjord - just KLICK here >>


July 29, 2012

Spot the red car on the mountain road

You find this exciting mountain road along the touristic route 63 in the fjordlands of Norway West - not far from the Geirangerfjord at the UNESCO's world hertiage list.

Fore a complete photo set of this landscape just KLICK here >>


July 28, 2012

The "Seven Sisters" waterfall in Geiranger, Norway

The Seven Sisters (Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Dei Sju Systrene, also known as Knivsflåfossen) is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. (Look for the small boat in the fjord down there...)

The waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and it is located along the Geirangerfjord in the municipality of Stranda in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.

The tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 metres (820 ft). The legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain, while a single waterfall opposite the seven sisters (known as the Courter, or Suitor, a male onlooker) flirts playfully from across the fjord. In Norwegian, 'The Suitor' is Friaren.

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July 27, 2012

Geirangerfjord with 3 cruiseships

On the UNESCO list of world heritage places Geirangerfjord of Norway has become very popular to visit in the summertime. A small village along route 63 also available by car and/or car ferries.

You can find my photo set with more photos of this region at flickr by clicking right here >>


July 13, 2012

Collioure Sud de France - summer afternoon

In Sud de France the small village Collioure still with original arcihetechture from years back.
A perfect place for an afternoon stroll....