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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.

Hallingskeid

Hallingskeid

27.05.2018 - 15:48

Halnelægeret.

Halne

26.05.2018 - 11:25

At Halnefjorden, a few hundred metres east of Halne mountain lodge, lie the remains of two stone sheds – Halnelægeret. Some generations ago the cattle drovers stopped here in the summer; they were the cowboys of their time. But Halnelægeret already had a long history before the cattle drovers came.

Nils Hertzberg’s prospectus from 1825 of “Ålmerket” and the site of the long ship shed.

Kinsarvik

29.04.2018 - 11:55

Kinsarvik has probably been a centre for the inner Hardanger districts back in prehistory. History tells us that in medieval times there was a marketing place, a “kaupang”, here; a connecting point in the communications between east and west. There were supposedly around 300 residents here but the place was likely wiped out in a great fire.

The sites show the longhouse, a smaller “old folk’s house” and a hayshed.

Lurekalven

07.12.2018 - 18:51

Lurekalven is an unpopulated island of heather moor which is a part of the wilderness belonging to the five farms on Ytre Lygra. Between the two islands there is only a small sound. As late as the 1920s, milking cows were rowed over the sound from Lygra in summer – a form of farming that was adapted to the coastal landscape.

Storsetehilleren/Matrehola

Matrehola

22.11.2018 - 13:28

On a large gravel terrace in Matredalen (the Matre valley), a couple of kilometres from the coastal settlement Matre, lies Storseterhilleren, at the end of a large stone block that came rushing down from the mountain. The Matre river runs just over 100 metres to the east of the cave.

The Ostra chests are easily recognisable with their characteristic style.

Mjøsvågen

18.06.2018 - 20:03

Around Mjøsvågen here is still a compact marine use area. Some of the buildings are common boathouses, but most of them also house small enterprises and workshops. This is where the farmers from Øvsthus, Mjøs, Hole and other farms have supplemented their meagre incomes as smiths, brass moulders, clog makers, chest builders and decorative painters.

The iron bars found at Rambjørg.

Rambjørg

17.06.2018 - 16:36

Rosseland

07.12.2018 - 14:53

Boat builder Magnus Trå tests the stability of the newly built four-ored boa

Strandebarm

27.05.2018 - 14:57

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