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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
Some relatives of Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Roy Tore Fallaas
Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
Beautiful stuff Marlow- Any chance of removing the dead bear so I can show this thread to my wife? She's always dreamed of visiting Norway.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 7, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
No offense meant Wade, but hunting shouldn't be censored. It's far more respectful than the factory farms most folks get their food from.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
Wade

If it matters to your wife: Tell her that the bear was killed after killing several sheep inside a high electric fence that was built to safely keep it out and safe from being shot. It's the truth.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
Selfish request. I have no desire to censor. but she'll go all PETA on me, if she sees that.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Fishing - Great grandfather Lauritz on the right
Fishing - Great grandfather Lauritz on the right
Credit: Marlow
Grandfather Martinius with Trond
Grandfather Martinius with Trond
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:52pm PT

Marlow , cool pictures...I like the hay drying system.....and

Thanks!.... for turning me on to...Roy Lønhøiden.........Beautiful country...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGfM9eYtD5Q
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Romantic images, Marlow. Partially reminds me of my grandparents and their histories (polish).
jogill

climber
Colorado
Dec 11, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
Nice thread, Marlow. I was in Trondheim at a math meeting in the summer of 1997 and the woods and fiords were beautiful. The olympic team gave us a demonstration of ski jumping that was thrilling to watch. The color was so magnificent that when I flew to Ireland after the meeting was over, the emerald isle seemed a little pale by comparison.


;>)
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
Marlow - love your Norsk input. I've always thought - and more so recently - that Norway is the best country on earth in so many ways. Especially politically.

Environmentally it is quite similar to where I live in extreme northern BC.
Maybe I gravitated here because of spending a summer in Norway in '49, just out of high school. Loved it to pieces.

Anyway, keep sharing please. Mange takk.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
Nita
The hay drying system worked very well... Lol...

MikeL
Romantic images, yes.

jogill
Ski-jumping is a thrill to watch if you see the jumps well. And I'm glad you like the color, there is color even in the b/w photos. Though in my view nothing really compares to Ireland.

Fossil climber
People living in Norway right now are lucky. It's a very good place to live. By the way: picture number 3 above is taken 1949/1950.

For Nita - some other aspects of the hay drying system
Slaattonn
Slaattonn
Credit: Marlow
Hesjing
Hesjing
Credit: Marlow
If you don't use a horse you can carry the hay on your back to the bar...
If you don't use a horse you can carry the hay on your back to the barn.
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Collecting the raw material from Birch. My grandmother Lina to the lef...
Collecting the raw material from Birch. My grandmother Lina to the left.
Credit: Marlow
Carrying the product &#40;"neverkont"&#41; on their back. Grandmother ...
Carrying the product ("neverkont") on their back. Grandmother Lina to the right.
Credit: Marlow
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 13, 2012 - 10:45am PT
Great stuff Marlow. Keep it coming. Even though I don't speak Norge (is that the way to spell it?)
I spent a month in Norway and Svaalbard in summer '85. Have always wanted to return.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
Great thread, Marlow.

The woods that most blew me away in Norway were of a particular kind of tree out west, often lining the fjords, like these:





Not sure what type of tree, but in copses they seemed to glow. Walking through them was amazing - bright with filtered light, open to wandering, never impenetrable or dour, interesting vertical spaces, full of bird song. Strolling for 15 minutes could easily turn into a few hours. Felt like something from a storybook.



We saw so many awesome things in Norway. Next time I go back I hope to tour by bike - just one of those countries that begs to be taken slowly, and without engines. Will need good rain gear.



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 01:31pm PT
le_bruce

Great photos from a mountainous part of Norway. The trees: It's not easy to see from the photos, but I think it's mainly birch trees. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B8rkeslekten It is not montane birch since this is in the lowlands, but when you get higher you will find the montane birch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavian_Montane_Birch_forest_and_grasslands

Birch is also the tree the "raw material" on the photo above is taken from, and it's only the outer layer that is taken, so the tree lives on very well.


HighTraverse

When you live in the country "Norge" you speak the language "norsk".
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 16, 2012 - 02:02pm PT
1920ies: Grandfather Henrik on his way out to play for dance.
1920ies: Grandfather Henrik on his way out to play for dance.
Credit: Marlow
Having their picture taken. Grandfather Henrik on the left with his un...
Having their picture taken. Grandfather Henrik on the left with his uncle Daniel on the right.
Credit: Marlow

A couple of tunes often played in the area:


Dancing
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 16, 2012 - 02:03pm PT
Marlow! Thanks for that Caper hunting vid you posted yesterday-- before i die, i would love to go do that hunt,, some day!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:25am PT
Hoo's it hungeeng, Merloo? Bork Bork Bork!--the Chef, MrE's pal

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skotoh/812105909/

Credit: NGMag
Credit: NGmag
Norwegian birches.
Norwegian birches.
Credit: Beautiful Norway
The first two photos are from NG, July, 1930, two articles:
Norway--A Land of Stern Reality & Fjords ahd Fjells of Viking Land.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 04:42pm PT
Mouse: Great Norwegian pictures.

How work was done in the year 1915 (excellent film, no sound). Filmed in Sweden I think.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2012 - 03:55pm PT
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Horse pulling "bukk" and "geit"
Horse pulling "bukk" and "geit"
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Lasse Trædal. Skaufolk.
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