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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
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
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:

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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.

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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.

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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

A couple of tunes often played in the area:
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Dancing
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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/

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.
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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2012 - 03:55pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2012 - 04:01pm PT
I'm glad to hear Ron!

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
There's still people working with a horse, but it's unusual.

What's usual today:

In earlier times the best Norwegian skiers were working in the woods. The two persons to the left in the photo below were world champions - Gjermund Eggen and Harald Grønningen.

A picture from the old days
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
The work had to be done and it was not without danger. Doing what had to be done and doing it also under danger - that's what it was to be a man. At a later time also a few women participated.

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Svedjebruk Karelen 1920
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Edited: Cosmic. That's the prayer I prayed every night as a child. I learned it from my mother. Your Norwegian is excellent.
otisdog

Big Wall climber
Sierra Madre & McGee Creek, Ca.
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Marlow - What kind of big (dead) bird is that?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Otisdog - The big dead bird in an earlier post is capercailzie - "tiur" in Norwegian.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
Idyllic!
"Ten thousand Swedes, running through the trees, chased by one Norwegian."
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Donini,

Is there a story?

The border didn't exist at Finnskogen - Finnskogen is large woods and many lakes at the "border" between the "two countries".

"These woods are my woods, though I do not own them."

The Swedes are in reality nice people. They gave us this country, but kept Jämtland and Härjedalen. Some Norwegians think we should do our best to buy J & H back with the oil money.

A painting giving us a not so romantic impression of "svedjebruk"
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