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“The triangle” at the Fish Market in Bergen about 1865

The City and the Stril country

22.11.2017

The relationship between Bergen and its neighbouring districts, normally known as “Strilelandet”, has, over the centuries, given rise to greater conflicts than the contacts between any other Norwegian city and its nearest hinterland.

The well constructed two-storeyed house at Skjørsand in Fusa around the end of the 19th century

Vernacular Architecture and the Landscape

19.05.2018

Glesvær

Trading Posts And Guest Houses

24.08.2018

Hieronimus Scholaeus’ prospect of Bergen

Bergen – The Urban Community

19.05.2018

Bergen - our first royal residence city – has for centuries been Norway’s, and for long periods, Scandinavia’s biggest city. The historical monuments round the Vågen bay tell us that the city has been of national, historical significance.

Spring herring fishery at Espevær in the 1850s

A True Gold Mine

19.05.2018

The Byrkjeland saw on Vikøy in Kvam in 1912

The Pine Forest, the Sash Saw and the Scots Trade

19.05.2018

Fiddler Knut Hamre from Granvin

Folk Music and the Hardanger Fiddle

15.05.2018

It is in Hordaland County that we find the oldest traces of a folk music stemming from our national instrument, the Hardanger fiddle. And it is still this musical tradition which is characteristic of folk music here.

The language is shaped in daily life – out in the great “language laboratory”.

Local Dialects in Hordaland

15.05.2018

Language tells us both about social distance and human contact in many different ways. The dialects show how people who have had connections and dealings with one another throughout the ages, have developed a common language.

The Literary Landscape

15.05.2018

Naturopplevinga hjå lyrikarane våre gjev ofte vår eiga landskapsoppleving ein djupare resonnans-botn, men styrken i naturens krefter kjem også fram, i mektige epos om fjellet og om havet.

The second Hotel Hardanger in Odda was built in 1896.

The Tourists, the Landscape and the Fantasy Hotels

19.05.2018

Tourist travel in western Norway experienced its great breakthrough with the regular scheduled steamship traffic.

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