Søndagstur en vinterdag

Jeg har tilbrakt helgen på Lillehammer, og der har det vært en fin vinterdag i dag.
Det har kommet nysnø, og det ble så hvitt, stille og fint overalt. I sentrumsgatene kom julebelysningen opp, og snøen kunne vel ikke ha kommet mer beleilig.

Disse bildene er fra dagens søndagstur som blant annet gikk over Maihaugen, friluftsmuseet på Lillehammer.

I have spent the weekend at Lillehammer, and there it has been a nice winteday today. It has been snowy and it became so white, calm and fine everywhere. In the city streets, Christmas lights came up, and the snow could not be more convenient.

These pictures are from today’s Sunday trip, which, among other things, went over Maihaugen, the open-air museum in Lillehammer.


Søsterkirkene, Hadeland

Today I have visited Søsterkirkene – Sister churches – in Gran at Hadeland in Oppland county. (Norway).

Søsterkirkene are two medieval stone churches located side by side. The largest church is called Nicolaikirken, and the smaller is called Mary Church. Nikolaikirken is called after the bishop Nikolaus of Bari, the patron saint of the traveler, and the Mary Church after Jesus’ mother. The two churches of Granavollen are an impressive landmark high and free over the village, and have a mysterious history.

Today, only at Granavollen we find two medieval churches so close to the same cemetery in Norway. Granavollen has been a gathering place through the centuries, both in the pre-Christian and Christian times. One of the oldest discoveries of Christian times here is a runestone from the 9th century. 

Shoot with iPhone 6s.

An August day by the sea

Blue sea agaist blue sky

These pictures are from the Southern coast of Norway yesterday. It was a beautiful day by the coast. It is early autumn and the colors begin to get strong and clear. It was peaceful and quiet.

Sea and rock formation
A three by the coast. Picture from Saltrø, Tvedestrand.
View of Lyngørfjorden early Autumn
Blooming heather

Shoot with iPhone 6s. Enhanced with the VSCO app. 

A great day in the mountains

It is beautiful in the Norwegian mountains at this time of the year. The air is fresh and the tempetatures are mostly comfortable.

These pictures are from the mountains of Nord Gudbrandsdal in Sel municipality, and some of them show the views of the magnificent mountain areas Rondane and Dovrefjell.

It was a great day in the mountains yesterday. A little alternating weather, but nice conditions for hiking.

# iPhone 6 s #enhanced with the VSCO app

Visiting Maihaugen – open-air museum in Lillehammer, Norway

I have been out and photographed with my cell phone again.  Today I visited Maihaugen Open Air Museum in my old hometown, Lillehammer, Norway.

Maihaugen at Lillehammer is one of the largest and oldest open-air museums in Europe. Maihaugen is a living museum offering cultural experiences and family activities. The Museum at Lillehammer is probably best known for the houses in the Rural section. The many sunburned buildings were the homes of farmers, craftsmen and local officials. Here you meet the culture and the way of life of the old farming community. Read more: Maihaugen

Water lilies on a pond. Garmo kirke (church) in the background
From the rural area of the museum
A small wheat field at the museum
The interior of an old farmhouse – ca 1890
The barn
Hey you – just wanted to say hello!
Hello, you too!
The store house (stabbur) at the farm
An exciting walking play for the children
A horse with the name Bronen
Outside the church in the old farming community
Water lilies
Iphone 6s. Enhanced with the VSCO app.