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Einstapevoll

Einstapevoll- the farm

19.06.2018

Einstapevoll (from einstape: “bregne” (fern)) lies on the west side of the Tittelsnes peninsula. Up to 1831 the farm was a vicarage belonging to Stord parish. The priests had leasing rights. Land rent and other fees from the farm was part of their salaries.

Fartein Valen’s house, Valevåg.

In Memory of Fartein Valen

29.03.2018

“Fartein Valen is the key figure within newer Norwegian music. Not by way of being more popular than other younger composers, but because he aims at things higher, which he is fully confident of being able to reach since he commands all techniques. But there is a price to pay for reaching above the ordinary, and there is a price to pay for demanding more than the ordinary from the listeners. This is something Valen has experienced”.

Haugsbø

Haugsbø

12.01.2019

The single unit farm without a road to it, Haugsbø, is situated on the east side of the Tittelsnes peninsula facing Ålfjorden. As far back as the Middle Ages the farm has probably belonged to Stord Parish, up to the 1800s. In 1590 it was thought to be abandoned, but in 1601 Mickel Hougsbøe paid a tithe on the farm.

Lyngholmen

13.03.2018

Ryvarden lighthouse (Svein Nord)

Ryvarden

19.06.2018

In the Islandic Landnåmabok there is a story that the explorer Floke Vilgjerdsson built a cairn “where meetest Hordaland and Rogaland” and the cairn was named Flokavarði. Tormod Torfæus wrote in Historia Norvegica (1711) that this name was still in use, but that the farmers used “Ryvarden” for the same place.

Tjernagelshaugen

Tjernagel

19.06.2018

For almost three thousand years Tjernagelshaugen (the Tjernagel cairn) has lain as a landmark at the Bømlo fjord. The poet Torarin mentions the cairn in his account of Knut the Mighty, who in the year of 1028 sailed from Denmark to Nidaros: “And in front of the old cairn at Tjernagel sailed soldiers sharp with peace”.

The gold ring from Vikse.

Vikse

13.03.2018

Kyrkjegard, Leirvåg

Leirvåg

06.05.2019

Bautastein, Straumen gard (Svein Nord)

Straumen

06.05.2019

Den gamle handelsstaden på Tjernagelsholmen kring 1920 (foto: ukjent)

Tjernagelsholmen

06.05.2019

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