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Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 26, 2013 - 02:24pm PT

Dan Andersson
Dan Andersson
Dan Andersson

"Daniel "Dan" Andersson was born April 6, 1888, in the school house in Skattlösberg, Grangärdesgatan parish (in current Ludvika), Dalarna, and died September 16, 1920, in Stockholm by cyanide poisoning. He was a Swedish author and poet. In 1893, five years old, he learned to read. 1896, at the age of eight, he got a violin, and learned to play by himself. He had three brothers. A sister Anna was born in 1892 but died six months later. Next sister who was born in 1899 was also named Anna, and was dedicated the poem "To My Sister" on his 18th birthday. Andersson set to music some of his own poems, including "To My Sister", "Jungman Jansson" and "Per Ols Per Erik." He was married June 19 1918 to småskollärarinnan Olga Turesson, sister of the troubadour Gunnar Turesson. Dan Andersson is in part seen as a proletarian writer, but his poetry is not limited to this genre. He sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Black Jim."

"Dan Andersson's poetry enjoys a broad popularity among the Swedish people because of its naturalist mysticism. In 2005, Sofia Karlsson recorded a new interpretation of Andersson's songs, which received a Grammy award in both Sweden and Denmark, but before this his poems had been sung by a number of artists, including the Hootenanny Singers, Love Explosion and Fred Åkerström. In 1988, at the centenary of Andersson's birth, Posten, the Swedish postal service, published two stamps in his honour. In Ludvika, a Dan Andersson week is celebrated the first week of every August. In Ludvika there is also a Dan Andersson museum, and a statue of him. A bust is also to be found at Järntorget in Gothenburg."

Dan Andersson statue - Jarntorget - Goteborg - Sweden
Dan Andersson statue - Jarntorget - Goteborg - Sweden
Credit: Eli
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2013 - 05:05pm PT

Deep Into The Woods (Langt Innpå Skoga) - Hans Børli

Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2013 - 02:25pm PT

Flisa at the border of Finnskogen - today

Flisa. The claw...
Flisa. The claw...
Credit: Marlow
Flisa, Aasnes kommune, Hedmark fylke, Norway. Log driving district.
Flisa, Aasnes kommune, Hedmark fylke, Norway. Log driving district.
Credit: Marlow
Flisa. Log driver 1.
Flisa. Log driver 1.
Credit: Marlow
Flisa. Log driver 2.
Flisa. Log driver 2.
Credit: Marlow
Flisa. Log driver 3.
Flisa. Log driver 3.
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Flisa. The eye stone.
Flisa. The eye stone.
Credit: Marlow

Map: Finnskogen with Flisa in the upper left corner (Norway red, Sweden green)
Finnskogen &#40;Norway in red, Sweden in green&#41;
Finnskogen (Norway in red, Sweden in green)
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2013 - 03:39pm PT

From log driving history - Log driving director Johs Johannesen, river - Glomma, writes (around 1870):

"Yes, the log drivers are an elite corps, chosen through many hundred years of natural selection. Only the most quick-witted and resilient are attracted to be log drivers, while other men have gone in other directions. Only the most vigorous have wanted this work, because only they have the ability - and this has been the case also with their sons. This way it has been for many generations and because of that we now have log drivers that in fastness, resilience and quick-wittedness are the best ones you can ever hope to find." (Source: Ragnvald Bødtker. Norwegian log driving history. 1860 to 1943)

To repeat the great Canadian video posted by MH2 earlier:

Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2013 - 03:51pm PT

The river Rottnan (Swedish)/Rotna (Norwegian)



Rotna is a 110 km long river that flows through Finnskogen from two small lakes at Hof Finnskog (in Aasnes kommune, Norway) to the lake Mellanfryken close to Rottneros (in Sweden). The video shows places down the river: one of the lakes at Hof Finnskog (Norway), Svullrya (Norway), Lekvattnet (Sweden), Gräsmark (Sweden) and Fryksdalen close to Rottneros where the river ends in Mellanfryken.

Most of the pictures are from Sweden.

Music: Mando Diao - Strövtåg i Hembygden (poem/lyrics by Gustaf Fröding)
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Thorstein Bergman - Omkring tiggaren från Luossa ('Round the begger from Luossa...) - Poem/lyrics: Dan Andersson



'Round The Begger From Luossa

From Luossa came a beggar singing to the village folk.
Round the watch fire they lingered while he sang
Songs of pilgrims and of beggars, song of wondrous, wondrous things
And of his yearning did he sing the whole night long


"There is something beyond mountains, beyond stars and all the blossoms,
Something, too, behind my song, behind this burning heart of mine
Listen — something goes and whispers, goes and lures me and beseeches
Come to us, for earth below is not the kingdom that is thine!"


I have listened to the lapping of waves upon the shore,
I have dreamed that the wildest seas were calm and still.
And in spirit I have hurried to that contourless land,
Where the dearest we have known we´ll know no more.


To a wild, eternal longing were we born of ash-pale mothers,
And from travail, anxious, painful, rose our first, our wailing cry
Were we tossed on plain and hillside, just to tumble round and frolic,
Then we played at elk and lion, beggar, God and butterfly.


Did I sit beside her, silent, she whose heart was as my own,
Did she tend our home with soft and gentle hands,
Loudly was my own heart shouting, "What you own there is not yours!"
And my spirit drove me onward to find peace.


What I love is lying yonder, lies concealed in dusky distance,
And my rightful way leads high to wonders there.
In this clamor I am tempted to beseech Him, "Lord, O Master,
Take all earth away, for own I will what no one, no one has


Join me, brother, beyond mountains with their still and cooling rivers,
Where the sea is slow to slumber in its peak-encircled bed.
Somewhere far beyond the heavens lies my home, have I my mother
In a gold-besprinkled vapor, in rose-tinted mantle clad.


May the black and brackish waters cool our cheeks with fever reddened,
May we be from life far distant where the morning is awake
Never was I one with this world, and unending tribulation
Suffered, restless, unbelieving, suffered from my burning heart.


On a seashore sown with cockles stands a gate with roses laden,
There in slumber, vagrants perish and all weary souls find peace.
Song is never heard resounding, viols never echo, ringing
Under arches where forever cherubs of salvation dwell.


Translated by Caroline Schleef
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2013 - 03:36am PT

Gräsmark - Varmland - in the Swedish part of Finnskogen

Grasmark - Varmland - Sweden
Grasmark - Varmland - Sweden
Grasmark - Sweden - The church
Grasmark - Sweden - The church
Grasmark - Borrsjön &#40;Borr-lake&#41;
Grasmark - Borrsjön (Borr-lake)

Map: Finnskogen with Grasmark in the lower right corner (Norway red, Sweden green)
Finnskogen &#40;Norway in red, Sweden in green&#41;
Finnskogen (Norway in red, Sweden in green)
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2013 - 03:50am PT

Grasmark in our time

Grasmark - Varmland - Sweden - Hembygdsgarden
Grasmark - Varmland - Sweden - Hembygdsgarden
Grasmark - Hembygdsgarden - New roof
Grasmark - Hembygdsgarden - New roof
Gräsmark - Flötmarkens Lukas and Anders Näsman
Gräsmark - Flötmarkens Lukas and Anders Näsman
Fishing Grasmark
Fishing Grasmark
Jawaklubben at Grasmarks Grillen
Jawaklubben at Grasmarks Grillen
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2013 - 04:08am PT

Once upon a time in Grasmark

Grasmark - Kolarekoja 1902 - Uddekullen
Grasmark - Kolarekoja 1902 - Uddekullen
Credit: Axel Aurelius
Grasmark - Russian tinkers 1902
Grasmark - Russian tinkers 1902
Grasmark - Log drivers - River Rottnan 1927
Grasmark - Log drivers - River Rottnan 1927
Credit: M Larsson
Grasmark by the river Rottnan - Hunting moose 1920s
Grasmark by the river Rottnan - Hunting moose 1920s
Credit: M Larsson
Grasmark - In the kitchen
Grasmark - In the kitchen
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2013 - 04:18am PT

Volvo PV 444/544 history


In 1955 the first Volvo PV was exported to USA - on post order.

Grasmark - Volvo PV 444/544 - PV-klubben Varmland
Grasmark - Volvo PV 444/544 - PV-klubben Varmland
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2013 - 01:25pm PT

Lekvattnet (in the Swedish part of Finnskogen - you find it just below the middle on the map):

Finnskogen &#40;Norway in red, Sweden in green&#41;
Finnskogen (Norway in red, Sweden in green)
Lekvattnet
Lekvattnet
Neverbovagen 22
Neverbovagen 22
Credit: Villmarktouren
Winter road...
Winter road...
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2013 - 01:46pm PT

Old Forest Finns' farms in the Lekvattnet area

Karmenkynna
Karmenkynna 1
Karmenkynna 1
Karmenkynna 2
Karmenkynna 2
Karmenkynna 3
Karmenkynna 3
Credit: John Lysen

Ritamaki
Ritamaki 1
Ritamaki 1
Credit: Mikael Klarstrom
Ritamaki 2
Ritamaki 2
Credit: Mikael Klarstrom
Ritamaki 3
Ritamaki 3
Credit: Mikael Klarstrom

Kvarntorp
Kvarntorp 1
Kvarntorp 1
Kvarntorp 2
Kvarntorp 2
Kvarntorp 3
Kvarntorp 3
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2013 - 04:43am PT

Mid-summer in Varmland - Sweden...

Song: Små grodorna (The little frogs)


Edited:
Thanks for the information Mouse. If you could see them, they're slightly intoxicated, but they've got rythm and style...

Here's another example of the little frog dance (Falun, Sweden):

mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 13, 2013 - 07:02am PT
That video is blocked in this US of A.

Content issues and so for the love of god, tell us what we are missing.

Is this another Monty Python Morris Men thing?*

*Well, that wasn't far, now, was it? The Flames got Morris. He's being held hostage.
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2013 - 02:29pm PT

Finnskogen June 2012
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2013 - 04:42pm PT

Joakim Thåström - A Musician's Last Journey (Dan Andersson)
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2013 - 11:56am PT

Sofia Karlsson - Broder Joachim (lyrics: Dan Andersson)
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
This weekend

On the road
Looking through the glass 1. Between Kongsvinger and Flisa.
Looking through the glass 1. Between Kongsvinger and Flisa.
Credit: Marlow
Looking through the glass 2. Between Kongsvinger and Flisa.
Looking through the glass 2. Between Kongsvinger and Flisa.
Credit: Marlow

Sønsterud
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2013 - 02:19pm PT

Once upon a time when ironing really was iron-ing: 100 years old tool.
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2013 - 04:09pm PT

Sofia Karlsson - Le Vin des Amants - Charles Baudelaire (translated by Dan Andersson)
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