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Prospect of Alvøen, Bergen

Alvøen

12.06.2018 - 19:13

Alvøen is one of the oldest industrial places in Norway. As early as the 1620s a gunpowder mill was built here. The place itself was well situated for industrial activity, lying only 100 m from the waterfall, which provided power for the mill, and a good harbour wherefrom the products were shipped. The success of the gun-powder mill varied in the 1600s and 1700s, but what made Alvøen best known was its paper production.

Troldhaugen, Bergen

Troldhaugen

29.03.2018 - 22:49

Ålmerket

29.03.2018 - 22:59

The chest from Sekse, painted by Gunnar Årekol in 1813.

Årekol

27.05.2018 - 15:30

From Måge

Måge

18.03.2019 - 10:28

Steatite is a type of stone that is abundant in Hardanger. There are large steatite deposits in the mountain below Folgefonna. These deposits are visible both in Krossdalen in Jondal, at Kveitno in Odda and at Måge in Ullensvang. There are many traces of steatite quarrying in Hardanger, and one of the largest fields is in the hillside above Måge.

Lysøen, Os

Lysøen

27.03.2019 - 12:54

Lysøen, this fairytale castle with its Russian-inspired onion dome on the corner turret, stands as a reminder of the diversity of the period called Historicism and a monument to a versatile artist; a key figure in the Norwegian National Romanticism.