A re-make of The Grinding Mills at Leine

Back in 2011 I wrote a post called «The Ancient Grinding Mills at Leine, Valdres». A few weeks ago I had a Couchsurfer visiting me from Poland and since she’s very interested in old architecture and Viking stuff, I decided to re-process these old photos and post them again.

If you want to read about the history of this place, you can check out the original post. Unfortunately I can’t go back in time and improve my shooting skills, so some of the photos are a bit blurry, but I’ve improved my post-processing skills since then. Here’s the gallery from Leinekvernene:

And here’s a gallery with photos shot in the vicinity:



The grinding mills are situated near Leinesanden (The Leine Sand/ Leine Beach) which is said to be the place where «St. Olaf» (Olaf II Haraldsson, Olav Den Hellige) tried to violently force christianity upon the inhabitants of Vang. When «St. Olaf» forced the new superstition upon the people of Norway, he & his fellow christian men mutilated or murdered those who refused to accept the new, false god, and in some cases they also stole people’s property, so that people would fully comprehend the greatness of Jesus Christ (later on Christianity also stole pre-christian celebrations such as christmas & easter).


Original post: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/the-ancient-grinding-mills-at-leine-valdres/

This post is an entry to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/close-up/

15 thoughts on “A re-make of The Grinding Mills at Leine

  1. Great photos Cardinal, I am always so disappointed when a photo or photos catch my eye, I love them, but then find they are taken so far away and I wouldn’t be able to go there. Very jealous, great images, love the mood in them.

  2. Lovely set of images, Cardinal. Love the rushing water ones, and the ones with a hint of colour. Slightly vivid, yet oh so haunting too. Interesting bit of history. Sounded like captive times back then.

    • Tough times when they forced christianity upon the people. Some vikings had to leave and start a new life on Iceland where no people lived. Unfortunately christianity finally destroyed Iceland too.

  3. these are incredible shots, Viking… love the entire set, but the one with the road leading to the mountains is really special… so inviting to follow along…

  4. It’s so interesting to see pictures taken some time ago… Not only the place looks fantastic but your ability to capture it looks great to me (I love blurry images anyway…). Enjoy your Sunday! xx

  5. Incredibly majestic landscape. Even the drive alone (the last picture) is already a feast. The visiting couchsurfer must be so thrilled to see it.

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