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.

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Details from The Stave Church @ Folkemuseet

This is a follow-up post for one I wrote a month ago and an entry to Paula’s challenge. Read the story behind this stave church in the original post: The Stave Church @ Folkemuseet.

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The Stave Church @ Folkemuseet

This is the stave church at Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Folk Museum) at Bygdøy, Oslo. The folk museum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history, featuring the world’s oldest open air museum and large indoor collections.

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Rosekyrkja – The Rose Church

The Rose Church in Stordal

The Rose Church is an octagonal wooden church dating from 1789 C.E. It is famous for its wall paintings which cover the whole church’s interior. The paintings depict scenes from the Bible and stylized floral decoration in typical Norwegian style.

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Trollstigen & Trollveggen Part 2

Here’s a follow up from yesterdays post with another gallery from Trollstigen & Trollveggen.

Trollstigen & Trollveggen

These photos are from Trollstigen (The Troll Ladder) & Trollveggen (The Troll Wall) in Norway.

Check out WordPress for more zigzag photos: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/zigzag/
Here’s part 2: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/trollstigen-trollveggen-part-2/

A B/W Photo from Leinekvernene

Mr. Diffley recently wrote an article about “Thinking Black & White” when you shoot photos. This inspired me to find an image that I think works well as B/W, so I found this from the ancient grinding mills at Leine.

One of the buildings at Leinekvernene in Valdres, Norway

One of the buildings at Leinekvernene in Valdres, Norway

If you want to learn more about B/W photography, or just photography in general, I highly recommend Mr. Diffleys blog: http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com


Leinekvernene: I brightened up the mill house a bit on request from Mr. Diffley

Leinekvernene: I brightened up the mill house a bit on request from Mr. Diffley

Stave Churches in Norway: Reinli Stave Church

I’ve already written about Høre & Hedalen stave churches, but this will be my last (and shortest) post on Norwegian stave churches for a while. Just like the other two, Reinli stave church is also located in proximity to the main road (E16) that runs through Valdres, Norway. In the area called Valdres you’ll actually find 6 out of the remaining 28 stave churches in Norway. During the Middle Ages there was probably over 1000 stave churches in Norway and some believe it may have been as many as up to 2000 churches.  Continue reading