Friday, May 15, 2009

Bench of the week (8)

I found this classic, Norwegian, white bench in front of a small classic, Norwegian, white house in Alvøen in the outskirts of Bergen.

There is a whole village of these small wooden houses that were built in the 19th century for the families that worked at the paper mill here. A whole little society was created that contained most of what was needed. They have now been rehabilitated, and although the mill was closed some years ago, many small businesses now use the buildings of the old mill.

I have not made this into a meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays, they are of course welcome to do so. Give me a hint and I'll come visiting.

18 comments:

Anne said...

Å de er flotte de der ja, klassisk og enkle. Og gjør deg jo helt utmerket forran slike hus som en ser på bildet her.

Damen her har fridag, våken før 7, sola skinner, og det er en flott dag i vente!!!

Ha en kjekk dag du også min venn.
Om du nå reiser på hytta, så vil jeg ønske dg og dine er riktigf god 17 mai feiring, og skal dere være hjemme, ja da gleder jeg meg allerede til neste post fra din kant.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

what's happened to your photos? they are not appearing on my screen (hope it's just my computer)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

who uses the houses if the people have gone?

ArneA said...

Beautiful houses.
For sale?

Malyss said...

What a perfect spot for a bench..right in the sun, above the little garden, near a lovely house...(sigh...)
This picture will take its place in my dreams..

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Flotte bilder av en pen benk,koselige små hus var det der også ser jeg :)

PERBS said...

Beautiful bench! Love the design. Enjoyed hearing the history of the area also.

I have a bench everyday so no special invitation to visit. . . but you are always welcome.

Phoenix C. said...

How lovely and bright and peaceful this place looks! I would love to sit on the bench there.

(My bench got submerged under bluebells this week!!!)

Rimkogeren said...

Tænk at sidde på bænken med en god kop kaffe eller ditto TE og filosofere mens liver glider forbi udenfor hegnet!

Svein said...

Mye pent i Alvøen ja. Har knapt vært der siden den gang fergen gikk, og det var lange fredagskøer....

imac said...

The white bench looks great with the white houses, all so cute.

Wenche said...

Det står ein kvit malt benk i hagen....hmm den var visst opprinneleg grønnmalt, men er det så viktig å vere så nøye på detaljane???:) Her såg det idyllisk ut, skikkeleg sommarsted:)

Barbara Martin said...

The perfect bench to warm oneself in the sunshine. Just lovely, RuneE.

Dina said...

I'd love to sit on that bench and soak it all in, the beauty all around.
Would love to join you in your not-a-meme, but Jerusalem somehow has no unusual benches. Or maybe I haven't found them yet.
Shalom to you, RuneE.

Lara said...

wonderful place! looks nice for an afternoon in the garden!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Everything looks so clean and neat here. I like the way the shadows allow us to see the white bench against the white house.

VALKYRIEN said...

Skikkelig sørlandsidyll! Om det ikke var for at det er utenfor Bergen.... Idyllisk er det i alle fall!

Judy said...

Love your Blog; perfect bench on which to sit in the sun.