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.


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