Monday, September 25, 2006

Storset


The farms in Norway have traditionally been small, and especially so along the coast. Many of them are placed in positions where foreigners question the ability of getting a decent outcome. But they survived and they built the country. Today many of these farms are used as summerhouses for the generations following the initial farmers and many of the houses are still kept in full working order.

The two farms shown here in the evening sun are at Storset, not far from Bjørsvik and Ostereidet in the municipallity of Lindås north of Bergen. They are so placed that they without much difficulty can overlook both Osterfjorden and Hindenesfjorden. And some of my more distant family are related to one of them.

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