lunes, 10 de agosto de 2009

notes from an amazing trip of West-Norway part3

On the way to our first over-night stop. Crossing the Hardangerfjord by ferry, Ulvik is behind José in the fog.

All his life, Hauge lived in Ulvik and survived from what 70 apple-trees could give. Most of his life he lived alone, but in his older days he met the artist Bodil Cappelen and they enjoyed 15 years together before his death in 1994.

One Word

One word
— one stone
in a cold river.
One more stone—
I'll need many stones
if I'm going to get over.

El poeta Olav H. Hauge nació en 1908 en un pueblo llamado Ulvik en un lugar intrincado de Hardangerfjord.toda su vida trabajo como campesino , donde laboraba en la plantación de manzana, a pesar de haber llevado una vida de trabajo en el campo, seguía a los poetas de su tiempo, sobre todo la poesía clásica China.
Hizo traducciones al Noruego de poetas como Paul Celan, Bertolt Brecht y Robert Bly por mencionar algunos.
Su poesía desarrollo un estilo peculiar, usando herramientas propias de su trabajo cotidiano .

Una palabra

Una piedra
En un río frío.
Otra piedra más
Tengo que poner más piedras
Para poder cruzarlo.

Olav H . Hauge, poeta noruego (1908-94)

jueves, 6 de agosto de 2009

notes from an amazing trip of West-Norway part2

In 1821 professor Christopher Hansteen (1784-1873) traveled across the mountains between Oslo and Bergen by horse-cart to do astronomical observations. He spent a night in the farm Maurseth in the mountains on his way to Eidfjord by the sea. There his horseman wanted to turn back, Hansteen had a problem. Two of the locals at Maurseth offered to carry his equipment to the fjord. On the way, the helpers noticed that Hansteen’s interest in waterfalls along the way and told him that they knew about a really tall one nearby, one of 1400 m. Hansteen was a bit suspicious, maybe they just wanted to lead him astray and rob him? However, he chose to follow them, was amazed by the fantastic cascades of water and measured the height to 180 m by throwing a stone and taking the time with his watch (a true scientist, today the waterfall is measured to 182 m) Still he was very impressed, and later published an article about the waterfalls in the newspaper “Budstikka” in east Norway. Vøringsfossen became a popular sight for tourists traveling to the west



lunes, 3 de agosto de 2009

Notes from an amazing trip of West-Norway

This is a map showing our trip from the south-east of Norway to the west, ending in Bud at the west-coast. On the way we experienced many landscapes and beautiful nature that we would like to share with you. Venke Aure was the driver, and José Alfredo Hevia, Kristin Bergaust and Alexis Parra enjoyed a trip to get to know Norwegian nature. Norwegians are accustomed to spend much time in the nature, sometimes for work but the tradition of vacations by the sea or in the mountains is an important part of Norwegian culture. For a Cuban it is nearly a shock, I never had this close relation with nature. It is something we have to learn to expand the feeling of life and maybe to experience nature helps awareness of ecology.

Nore stave church (Nore stavkyrkje) is a stave church at Nore in Nore og Uvdal municipality, Numedal, Norway and was built after 1167

The church was probably altered from a rectangular stave-church to a cross-shaped church in medieval times. Later it has been changed several times, mainly in the 18th century. The small church has a special atmosphere with its beautifully painted walls, some of them made to resemble decorated stone-portals or riddles from the Bible

This stone has been erected outside the church in memory of Karl Kristian Olsen born 1815. He was a priest in Nore from 1851 to 1864. He was eager to get a Nore connected by road to the capital Kristiania and walked there three times to achieve this. In 1862 the road was finished.