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National treasures – the buildings

By spotogspindel | August 30, 2014

The last in the National treasures-series is about buildings. Mind you, these are only a couple I´ve seen in the past weeks, there are tons more of interesting places and spaces. 


Halsnøy Convent is from way back in the 11th century, I think. None of the buildings have survived completely, but there are cellars. And the yard around it, the centuries old oaks, the view is magnificent. I´ll go back there on a private tour in a couple of weeks, so I´ll probably make a new post from the premises.


These old wooden houses are called “stabbur”, and were placed on poles made of stone, to prevent mice to come in. It would have been done differently than the picture above. They used to store food in these little houses. Most were big enough for the young unmarried girls to sleep in, it was their private quarters, and these is more than one romantic song written about how the boy would be invited to the stabbur to meet his girl.

Topics: Diverse | 1 Comment »

One Response to “National treasures – the buildings”

  1. gail Says:
    September 8th, 2014 at 21:01

    How beautiful. And even if not traditional, the stones make lovely pedestals. (and who doesn’t love romance?!)