Thursday, April 13, 2006


Ostereidet is a very small village by Osterfjorden, one of the fjords north-west of Bergen. The picture is taken on the wharf today, in-between the squalls not unheard of in this part of Norway around Easter. In the old days this was the center of a small area. Here was the small shop. Here the local steamers stopped on their way to and from Bergen. Here the local news were swapped and small deals were made. That is long gone. The progress has moved the traffic from ships to cars and busses. The shop is by the main road going through to larger places far away. It is no longer the center. But the nostalgia still remains.

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