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Siggjo from the south. (Svein Nord)

Siggjo

18.06.2018 - 20:21

Siggjo is a cone-shaped, volcano-like mountaintop in the part of Hordaland where one finds the best preserved volcanic rocks. The rock types originate from one or several volcanoes that spewed out glowing lava and ash. But, the shape of the mountain, as it appears today, formed later and by completely different forces.

Urangsvågen-Rubbestadneset

Urangsvågen-Rubbestadneset

07.12.2018 - 14:29

In 1868 the first stone workers came to Rubbestadneset to take out the granite for the Skoltegrunns Pier, predecessor of the Skoltegrunns wharf in Bergen. Later granite was also taken out from the area, around Innværs Fjord and UransvågenN. The activity probably peaked around 1900, with over 40 men at work. 15 years later, it was finished.

Gjerde church at Etne

Gjerde church

18.06.2018 - 20:24

Grindheim church

Grindheim church

18.06.2018 - 20:24

The first church at Grindheim was a stave church with a free-standing steeple. The church was first mentioned in 1326, but was probably built long before this time.

Støle church

Støle church

18.06.2018 - 20:27

The stone church at Støle may have been built around 1160 probably as a private chapel for the mighty Stødle clan. It is likely that it was Erling Skakke, the king’s representative and father of king Magnus Erlingsson, who built the church.

Onarheim

19.06.2018 - 17:45

From Hamlagrøhornet one sees a division between the fertile phyllite and the naked Precambrian basement rock types in the landscape

Hamlagrø

13.01.2019 - 16:38

The type of underlying rock can be decisive for how many different types of plants are found in an area. In the area around Hamlagrø-lake the diversity is especially obvious. The geological conditions change much here within a short distance.

Slopes above the Kårdal boarding house

Mjølfjell

22.01.2019 - 13:49

Working with roof slates in the slate quarry at Nordheim around the year 1900

Nordheim

22.01.2019 - 14:48

"And here these endless kingdoms and these toils for a rich working life far and wide have lain and slept for a hundred thousand years! Right up until the Voss Railway came in 1883 and woke them, like the prince in the fairytale who awakened the Sleeping Beauty."

Vossevangen around 1890.

Vangskyrkja

19.06.2018 - 17:51

Vangskyrkja (Vangen church) is the largest of the medieval churches in Hordaland; one of the four “fjordung” churches in the county. A royal letter from 1271 shows that the church was under construction at this time. Vossevangen at Vangsvatnet, where the wide and expansive valleys of the Voss communities meet, was the natural location for a church.

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