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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
A poem by Dan Andersson, a poet from the forest, translated in the original metres by C.D. Locock (1929):

Song

My love was born in the sweet of the year,
By the banks of a rippling, hurrying river;
Wild nectar I quaffed in my youth-days there,
In dew-drenced meads where the moonbeams quiver.

My love was born where the salmon leap
In Paiso's river of waters dancing;
And it grew to a melody sung in sleep,
A wild man's revel, a tale entrancing.

It seethed in my blood like a draught divine,
Born anew with each Springs returning,
When the world goes reeling, as drunk with wine,
And Earth and Heaven are burning.

But never more have I loved as then
In the moon of roses by Paiso's river;
My love grows grey, nor findeth again
Sweet nectar in meads where the moonbeams quiver.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Finnskogen and mountains - a great fantasy. In Norway the closest you get to this painting, this dream, is in Trysil.

Credit: Marlow
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Jeg aer i Finnskogen av Nord Amerika - the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You would feel right at home here, Marlow. I'm visiting the old family farm, now owned by others :-(
They have let it go so maybe I can get it back cheaply.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2013 - 03:34am PT
Reilly

My best wishes for you and the old family farm. Do you have any photos from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? Be free to post them on this thread.


Edit.: Here's a picures I found on the web showing a lot of similarities between the two landscapes:

Michigan Upper Peninsula
Michigan Upper Peninsula

Some differences: The Michigan peninsula has a great "coastal" line that you do not find at Finnskogen, where you have smaller lakes. And I think Finnskogen is generally more dominated by pine and spruce than the Michigan peninsula. The peninsula is as I can see extremely colour-rich in the autumn when the leaves change their ways - as seen from this picture:

Credit: Murat Kara
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Dan Andersson - Heldagskväll i timmerkojan


Dan Andersson's first book (1914) - Kolarhistorier. Cost: Swedish kroner 1,-
Kolarhistorier &#40;Charcoal Burner's Tales&#41;
Kolarhistorier (Charcoal Burner's Tales)
Credit: Marlow

Joakim Thåström singing his song "Om Black Jim" - a song about Dan Andersson who died 32 years old from cyanid poisoning in a bed at room 11 at Hotel Hellman in Stockholm. Choose your hotel room with care when you get to Stockholm...

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 28, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Marlow, fotos to come when I reach a computer. Saw wolf tracks a few days ago, big ones.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
Reilly.

That's much appreciated!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Sorrow 1894 - A forest Finn and his wife

Sorg 1894
Sorg 1894
Credit: Albert Edelfeldt
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:32am PT
See, Marlow, I told you I would have pics...
Credit: Reilly

Beaver lodge
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Reilly.

Norwegian Woods.com. Hehe... that's cool. The similarity between Finnskogen and the picture you posted is striking - it could be anywhere at Finnskogen.

Some lichens from this week:
Finnskogen
Finnskogen
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Finnskogen
Finnskogen
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Some other parts of the nature
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 11:29am PT
And memorablia
Finnskogen
Finnskogen
Credit: Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
"In his youth Dan Andersson led a wandering life. He worked as woodsman, temperance lecturer, factory worker, and travelling salesman." At the age of 14, Andersson was by his father sent to the United States to explore possibilities for immigration. He worked there at his aunt and uncle's farm, but after eight months, his father asked him to return to Skattlösberg, Sweden.

Dan wrote a book about America - "Chi-Mo-Ka-Ma. Stories from Northern America." (Bonniers 1920).
Credit: Marlow

This is how the book starts:
"I was still young the first time I met Charlie Day, alias Red Shadow, an Indian who had been given this name by the people from Rice Lake, a place near the center of the railway triangel Brainerd - Duluth - Beminji, just like in a big box, with the clear blue sky of Northern Minnesota as roof."
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
Credit: Marlow
My mother ready to go skiing (in front on the right side) and her mother, my grandmother, with equipment for carrying water on the left.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 2, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
Dette er en fantastisk tråd, Marlow, og du har et godt øye.

As well as a refined sense of place. My pleasure to visit.

I climbed in YV in the eighties with a fellow from Eben Junction, MI. His family, the Laaksos, were Finns. He himself, Kelly, was just as small as a guy gets and looked dwarfed by his rack on El Cap. But he was a strong climber, just not wall-savvy.

"See ya to da U.P., eh?" was the sticker on his bumper. I met him in the C4 parking lot, you can BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

MFM
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Thanks Mouse. Your Norwegian was perfect. Har du hatt hjelp? Can't just be Google?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 2, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Har du hatt hjelp?

Jeg tror saa men kanskje Musen aer ett Rattus norvegicus?


Who says Devil's Lake is the only climbing in Wisconsin?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 2, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
From the woods: This is for Bats only...

Credit: Marlow

Mouse - Mus eller Rotte - as a matter of translation:

Credit: Marlow
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Wolf tracks
Wolf
Wolf

Bear tracks
Bear
Bear

Guns made by the smith at Bortomaaa farm, Orsa Finnmark, Sweden

Bortomaaa farm: Nine different keys needed to open the door

Grue Finnskog: "Den skal tidlig krøkes som god krok skal bli"
Credit: Marlow

Shooting bear, Dalarna, Sweden, January 1877
Shooting bear, Dalarna, Sweden, January 1877
Shooting bear, Dalarna, Sweden, January 1877
Credit: Joseph Wilhelm Wallander
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 3, 2013 - 11:50am PT
"Neverkont"

Collecting the raw material "never" from birch
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

Working with "never"
Finnskogen - Orsa - Mickels-Olle &#40;1801-1882&#41;
Finnskogen - Orsa - Mickels-Olle (1801-1882)
Credit: Marlow

"Neverkont" in use (my grandmother to the right)
Carrying the product &#40;"neverkont"&#41; on their back. Grandmother ...
Carrying the product ("neverkont") on their back. Grandmother Lina to the right.
Credit: Marlow

"Nerverkont" - still made today, but never in work-related use
Neverkont
Neverkont
Credit: Marlow
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