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Elias Fiigenschoug’s painting of Halsnøy monastery , 1656

Halsnøy Monastery

19.06.2018

Halsnøy Monastery is situated in the midst of the lush fjord country in Sunnhordland, on one of the old spits, or “necks”, that has given name to the island. Gently sloping fields lead down to the sea on both sides, in the south towards the Kloster Fjord, to the north towards the sheltered Klostervågen.

Klosteret

12.06.2018

Hans Jacob Meyer's sculpture Mother and child from 1954, steeple base, Nonneseter monastery

Nonneseter Monastery

12.06.2018

Vinnesholmen, Fusa

Vinnesholmen

21.11.2018

Nils Hertzberg watercolour of “Spånheimsklosteret”

Sponheim

27.05.2018

The smallholding Træet, Askøy

Træet

30.03.2018

Ystebøtræet, Radøy

Ystebøtræet

18.06.2018

Ullensvang

Ullensvang church

27.05.2018

Ullensvang church, situated beside the vicarage, in idyllic surroundings on the headland just inside Lofthus municipality, is mentioned for the first time in written sources in 1309. At that time the present Gothic stone church must have been new. Judging by the style in the western portal and the eastern chancel windows, the church must have been built around 1300 or just before, probably by builders from Bergen influenced by the English Gothic style.

Lyse Monastery, reconstruction

Lyse Monastery

16.06.2018

The old church at Strandebarm

The Church and the Monastery

19.05.2018

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