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The Sivle farm, Voss

Brekke

19.06.2018 - 17:55

Frontalen fra den gamle stavkirken i Ulvik

Church Art – a Message in Pictures

19.05.2018 - 11:42

In the still and dim church interiors of the Middle Ages the performances of belief came to life in the gleam from the wax candles. Here the essential articles of faith were presented, here the church was presented through holy men and holy women and here the events from the Gospels were told: the angels with Maria, the birth of the baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men, the history of the drama of the Passion and the victorious Christ.

Steinsdalen i Kvam i Catharina Kølles strek

Earth and stone

27.05.2019 - 14:00

"Humus" is a word with great meaning. It is the soil we live from, in addition to the resources we get from the ocean. This layer of earth - sometimes appearing as loose fertile organic matter; other places as scanty and acidic soil - is found in varying thicknesses over the bedrock. It is the result of 10,000 years of breakdown and erosion following the last ice age, and then several thousand years of cultivation in more recent times. The soil we can buy at the garden centre is a different product than the "natural" humus layer, formed of processes occurring far under the earth's surface. If you dig your spade into the soil where it has not been ploughed before, you will see that there is a big difference in colour, soil structure, moisture and stone content. We might say that the soil is fertile and easily worked some places, whereas other places folk might have given up trying to grow anything on their small patches of land, which then become overgrown with birch and thicket. Modern agriculture does not have room for small stumps between the piles of stone. Nowadays, machines do the job, and they require a lot of space and flat ground.

Fiddler Knut Hamre from Granvin

Folk Music and the Hardanger Fiddle

15.05.2018 - 14:52

It is in Hordaland County that we find the oldest traces of a folk music stemming from our national instrument, the Hardanger fiddle. And it is still this musical tradition which is characteristic of folk music here.

Rosemåling

Frette

06.03.2019 - 15:48

From Osterøy museum

Gjerstad

18.06.2018 - 19:58

Hardanger Folk Museum

Hardanger Folk Museum

27.05.2018 - 15:18

Hardanger fartøyvernsenter

Hardanger Maritime Museum

03.07.2019 - 10:51

The state residence at Holmen painted by Catharine Kølle, undated.

Holmen

19.06.2018 - 18:39

HOLMEN AND THE KØLLE FAMILY Holmen lies by the fjord, innermost in Ulvikpollen. Originally this was a small smallholding or coast dweller’s place belonging to the farm Håheim. Major Johan Henrik Palludan obtained leasehold for a part of Holmen in 1773, and erected a grand house, as he was the head of Nordre Hardangerske kompani. In 1806 Mrs Palludin sold Holmen to the somewhat eccentric theologian Kristian Kølle, and thus the Kølle family came to Ulvik. Today the Kølle house in Holmen is gone, today it is the residence of the principal of the State horticultural school that occupies the ground – a villa in the dragon style from the turn of the previous century.

The Boat Hall at the Horda Museum houses 26 clinker-built, open wooden boats

Horda Museeum

19.06.2018 - 18:39

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