The Borgund Stave Church
Wood & Tar
Transported through time
The Longest Tunnel
Up the Flam way
Little Postcard Village
Measuring the depth
Nestled in the woods
The Borgund Stave ChurchThe Borgund stave church - one of the oldest stave churches in Norway - and probably the only museum we visited. A lovely building built out of wood and covered with Tar so as to protect it from the elements
Different HuesAs the sunlight reaches various parts of the church in different intensities, it melts the tar coating in different quantities. Hence the church which is originally made of wood and coated with tar to preserve the wood, forms a beautiful mixture of brown and black.
Natural PaintingsWood layered with tar and treated with sunlight - who would think that this would create such a beautiful sight
Carved EntranceOne of the beautifully decorated and carved entrance to the Borgund Stave Church
PatternThe interior of the church - an intricately built wooden roof, a mix of arches, beams, columns and cross supports, suitably lighted up through shafts of sunlight.
Picture PerfectAnother view of the Borgund Stave church ...a perfect resting place for your soul in the midst of nowhere
Wood & TarAnother combination of wood and tar... and another beautiful pattern
Transported through timeOne of the oldest huts used to store materials restored near the Borgund stave church
The Longest TunnelNorway is a land of tunnels - with the average length of a tunnel being 5 km. As you explore the country side you come across tunnels which have round abouts built into them, and then there are some which are way longer than usual. The longest tunnel in Norway - 24.51 km is decorated with these kind of neon light patterns after every 5 km to ensure that the drivers don't lose focus. A sight to behold ain't it?
Up the Flam wayA mountain stream gurgles in the valley as we wait for another train crossing on our way up to Myrdal
HuldraThe huldra - is a legend of Norway - a beautiful mythical lady who lures you into the forest with her beautiful voice and enchanting music - While enjoying this waterfall - all of a sudden a heavenly music started playing and we could spot the huldra right next to the waterfall dressed in red ... ya a staged performance alright.. but couldn't have been more enchanting.
Little Postcard VillageYou can never get tired of the pastel colored houses dotting the mountainside
KjosfossenThe same Kjosfossen - waterfall without the huldra this time
Measuring the depthThe water in Norway never ceased to amaze me. Wherever you go, most likely you are able to see the bottom of the stream, river or soemtimes even the sea... Simple logic.. if you cant see the bottom.. it is too deep to try and wade across
Nestled in the woodsA view of the villages dotting the mountain side. One of the many sights on the Flam railway
FlamThe Flam village offers a breath taking view on the train down from Myrdal. The curved river, an old church, pastel colored houses and huge mountains in the backyard. Essence of Norway is this.
TvindefossenTvindefossen - an evening break just before we reached our dinner destination - Calm quiet and with many cascades... this one was a delight to watch
Monochrom LifeTvindefossen - a different perspective
Voss ChurchThe Voss church - built in 1277 this church formed a beautiful sight with the fading light of the sun falling on it! One of the last photographs of the day!
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