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The dwelling house at Rød, Kvinnherad

Rød

19.06.2018 - 16:26

In 1969 Sigurd and Margreta Dønhaug donated a collection of around 170 historical cultural objects to Kvinnherad municipality. They wanted their gift to become the start of a farm collection in Uskedalen. And that is what happened.

Hauga House at Tveito, Kvinnherad

Tveito

19.06.2018 - 16:17

Detail from smokehouse, Arnatveit, Bergen

Arnatveit

12.06.2018 - 19:24

On the farm of Arnatveit, high up on the slope above the highway, an old smokehouse remains standing in the courtyard of the main farm property, in the place of the old common courtyard. Today this farm lies at the outskirts of a large housing estate. Most of the farmland of the other farm properties has been sold to benefit the city’s need of sites for the new community of Arna.

A rainy day at the Fish market, in the 1930s. (Alf Adriansen)

Bergen- Rain City

05.12.2018 - 09:21

"With its strange situation (surrounded by high mountains), this city has the advantage of a beautiful port and considerable shipping, but also the disadvantage that once on land one cannot get to the city without great inconvenience. This is because the weather in the vicinity of these high mountains is extremely unpleasant and rainy. There has even evolved an expression that is always rains in Bergen, and we have not experienced anything to counteract this saying." (a quote by the Dutch professor Fabricius after a visit to Bergen in ca. 1780).

Indre Vikane

Indre Vikane

26.05.2018 - 16:24

Vik

Vik

26.05.2018 - 16:29

The farm Vik in Jondal has been one of the earliest settled farms in Jondal; a good and fertile farm east of the river. Legends hold that mighty men have lived in Vik, and it is easy to imagine that the farm may have been a chieftain’s seat for some time.

The Hufthammar farmstead, Austevoll

Hufthammar

24.06.2018 - 15:43

Farming in Austevoll has nearly all been in combination with fishing as the main industry. The farms in the district are therefore small, even in a west Norwegian context.

Hammarsland, Fusa

Hammarsland

30.03.2018 - 08:42

Mjånes, Fusa

Mjånes

16.06.2018 - 14:06

Vinnesholmen, Fusa

Vinnesholmen

21.11.2018 - 19:25

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