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Nils Hertzberg watercolour of “Spånheimsklosteret”

Sponheim

27.05.2018 - 15:52

The monks leave their mark at Lysekloster

Lysekloster- The monks and nature

15.05.2018 - 13:34

Lysekloster was the largest agricultural property in the country when it was phased out during the Reformation in 1537. In its prime this cloister encompassed two-thirds of all the farms in Os. The monks introduced and cultivated new plant species and it was probably they who stocked the waters with fish not indigenous to the area. This legacy from the Middle Ages has left a lasting mark.

Gjuvsland (Svein Nord)

Gjuvsland

19.06.2018 - 16:21

Klosteret

12.06.2018 - 19:10

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

Nonneseter Monastery

12.06.2018 - 19:11

Ullensvang

Ullensvang church

27.05.2018 - 15:28

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.

Sash-saw and circular saw

Herand- Tveiti sawmill

26.05.2018 - 16:23

Tveiti sawmill in Herand is probably the last water-powered sash-saw in the country that has been in regular operation up to our time. There has been a sash-saw here since the 1700s, and on the other side of the river there are remains of an even older saw.

Sash-saw

Berge

03.12.2018 - 15:31

Down by the fjord on the farm Berge in Tørvikbygd, is Stekkavika – a sheltered eastward facing harbour, protected against the fjord by headlands and rocks, even manifest in the name. Here is also a comprehensive milieu of coastal industry, with boathouses and sea-sheds that belong to the farms Berge, Heradstveit and Halleråker. Belonging to the farm Berge there is also a mill-house, circular saw, workshop for sloop building, and – a little further up into the woods – the old water-powered sash-saw.

The saws at Mollandseid, Masfjorden

Mollandseid

17.06.2018 - 16:36

In Mollandsvågen, close by the river that runs from Mollandsvatnet (lake) into the fjord, are two water-powered circular saws and a mill. This small industrial centre has belonged to the farms Molland, Reknes and Duesund, which together own the rights to the waterfall

Lyse Monastery, reconstruction

Lyse Monastery

16.06.2018 - 15:56

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