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Fossen cliff

Fossen Bratte

07.12.2018

The steep drop by Fossen cliff has been the biggest challenge for those who wished to make a road over Kvamskogen through the years. Leave the car by the monument on the old road and take a walk down to the bend by the waterfall that Bergen-folk call "The bridal veil". Why is there a waterfall just here?

Gneiss.

Frøland- Liarostunnel

16.06.2018

Soft shapes in the hard mountain.

Grasdalen

12.03.2018

Gullbotnen

Gullbotnen

07.12.2018

A barren belt where almost nothing grows, runs through the forest on the east slope of Gullbotnen. But, along the west side of the main road there is a fertile zone that flourishes with several finicky plant types. The contrasts arise from the extreme variations in the nutrient content of the bedrock.

Øvre Kvernes

Kvernes

16.06.2018

Håkons Hall, Domkirken Church, Bergen Børs Stock Exchange, Permanenten and other well known buildings in Bergen are decorated with soapstone from Øvre Kvernes. The quarry is a big hole in the mountainside by the cliff just east of the farm buildings.

The combination building at Nordvik.

Nordvik

16.06.2018

Bordalsgjelet

Bordalsgjelet

13.01.2019

Deep down between the stone polished phyllite bedrock in Bordalsgjelet canyon, there is a cascading river. In close cooperation with hard polishing stones, the water has carved into the bedrock for thousands of years - and is still doing so today.

From Hamlagrøhornet one sees a division between the fertile phyllite and the naked Precambrian basement rock types in the landscape

Hamlagrø

13.01.2019

The type of underlying rock can be decisive for how many different types of plants are found in an area. In the area around Hamlagrø-lake the diversity is especially obvious. The geological conditions change much here within a short distance.

Slopes above the Kårdal boarding house

Mjølfjell

22.01.2019

Working with roof slates in the slate quarry at Nordheim around the year 1900

Nordheim

22.01.2019

"And here these endless kingdoms and these toils for a rich working life far and wide have lain and slept for a hundred thousand years! Right up until the Voss Railway came in 1883 and woke them, like the prince in the fairytale who awakened the Sleeping Beauty."

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