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Kiste måla i 1834 av Bjørn Bjaalid

Vernacular arts and crafts

15.05.2018 - 13:57

The cairn at Nybunut

Hardangervidda – Crossing the Uplands

15.05.2018 - 14:48

Slepa, the ancient “drove roads” across the plateau, date back to prehistoric times. Through the centuries cattle have been driven to the markets in the east; the people of Hardanger went on their trading journeys with tallow and salt to the mining town and silver mines of Kongsberg, and soldiers and other travellers also used these roads.

Farmers from the fjords should not travel unshaven on the train.

Farmers from the Fjords

15.05.2018 - 14:39

Eitt av dei store samferdsleprosjekta på Vestlandet mot slutten av 1800-talet var opninga av Nesttun-Osbanen i 1894 – ei oppbløming av lokalhandel, turisttrafikk og «landliggere».

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.

The language is shaped in daily life – out in the great “language laboratory”.

Local Dialects in Hordaland

15.05.2018 - 14:53

Language tells us both about social distance and human contact in many different ways. The dialects show how people who have had connections and dealings with one another throughout the ages, have developed a common language.

The Literary Landscape

15.05.2018 - 14:50

Naturopplevinga hjå lyrikarane våre gjev ofte vår eiga landskapsoppleving ein djupare resonnans-botn, men styrken i naturens krefter kjem også fram, i mektige epos om fjellet og om havet.

The second Hotel Hardanger in Odda was built in 1896.

The Tourists, the Landscape and the Fantasy Hotels

19.05.2018 - 12:14

Tourist travel in western Norway experienced its great breakthrough with the regular scheduled steamship traffic.

A deciduous forest slop with Bear’s garlic.

From Dense Forest to Open Heathlands

15.05.2018 - 14:06

The outer frame - the coast, the fjord and the mountains - are an inheritance from the country's geological history. But what, more than anything else, gives the scene colour and excitement is the plant life.

Norheimsund

Names in the Landscape

19.05.2018 - 11:54

A tale of man and the environment

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.

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