During winter there’s only 11 residents in this small village on the West Coast of Norway, but it’s annually visited by 100.000 tourists.
Lysebotn is a village in Forsand municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located at the eastern end of the Lysefjorden in a very isolated valley that is only accessible by one road or by boat. The name itself means the “bottom [end] of the Lysefjorden”. It’s a destination for over 100,000 tourists annually, and it is an access point for the Kjerag mountain, a popular Base Jumping spot. There are cruises and an express boat to Lysebotn from Skagenkaien in the city of Stavanger, Lauvvik in Sandnes and the village of Forsand. All of which pass beneath the famous Preikestolen cliff on the way to Lysebotn. Lyse Chapel, built in 1961, is found at Lysebotn. Lysebotn at one time had its own school, but that is now closed. – Wikipedia
Norway: Growing up I heard so much about this country. At school we learned about its history, traditions and language. We even ate Norwegian food at home. Finally I got to visit this beautiful country…
As you already know from my previous post, I went to the North of Norway with my son. After that I spent one day at home, getting ready for my next journey: a trip to Belfast with a friend to check out Titanic International Tattoo Convention. Immediately after returning from Belfast I left on a road trip to the West coast of Norway with 4 strangers – 3 from France and one from Italy. We went hiking & trekking in the Norwegian mountains – just in time before a storm hit the area and several of the roads and tourist attractions were closed.
I have tons of photos from this summer, but I haven’t processed any of them yet. Here’s a few from the last two trips, some shot with camera(s), some with phone. Some landscapes, some portraits:
Both models behind me are inked by 梵天慶 – George from Funtian Tattoo in Taiwan.
“Can you take a photo of our bums? – YES, I can!”
Tattoo artist Olivia Moonchild from Twin City Tattoo.
With Danny O’Donoghue – an Irish singer-songwriter of the Irish pop band The Script and as a coach on the television singing talent show The Voice UK.
With the super-talented George. 梵天慶 -Funtian Tattoo in Taiwan.
St. Johns Ambulance, Belfast. “I feel very ill. Quick! Give me mouth to mouth!”
The wonderful Christine Lynn from Blue Sphynx Tattoo / Tattoos by Snoopy.
Tattoo convention after-party in Belfast. Here with the totally awesome Olivia Moonchild.
The stars of the after party.
Drag queens and Burlesque entertainment at the tattoo convention after-party.
Do not feed.
On top of Preikestolen. Back: Maurizio, Aurelien. Front: Marie, myself, Marine
Marine at Preikestolen, Norway.
Norway at its best.
Nice view from Preikestolen.
I’m hiding in this photo somewhere… Photo by Maurizio (who didn’t spot me).
From the Kjeragbolten hike.
Maurizio, Kjeragbolten hike.
Rose & Maurizio. Kjeragbolten hike.
Lunch at Kjeragbolten. Myself, Marie, random stranger in the background, Rose, Argentina, Aurelien. Photo by Maurizio.