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
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TO BE CONTINUED..