Sigrid

The real thing

The real thing

Text and photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann and Kenneth Kiesnoski.  I feel the wind take hold of my hair, the rain whipping my face. I’m sliding around on smooth, round stones while trying to keep my balance. To not fall onto the stones and be soaked by the salt water […]

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Hekkingen Lighthouse

Hekkingen Lighthouse

Hundreds of islands – some tall and mountainous, some small and more flat – serve to protect Tromsø against the sea. Hekkingen Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in northern Norway and is an important guidepost for ships approaching Tomsø. It stands on a small island off the north side of Senja (the second […]

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Lighthouses of the Jæren Coast

Lighthouses of the Jæren Coast

Norway’s Jæren coast is one of those areas of Norway – and there are many – which can be justly described as extraordinarily beautiful. Jæren is a traditional district in the county of Rogaland which encompasses Norway’s fourth largest city, Stavanger. Jæren stretches from the municipality of Randaberg in the north to Hå in the […]

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Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse

Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse

Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse is located on the west side of the entrance to the Rekefjord about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of Hauge, part of Sokndal municipality in Rogaland. It was built in 1895 and was automated in 1973. It is 69-feet tall (20.8 meters) and is composed of a cast iron tower crowned by […]

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Steilene Lighthouse

Steilene Lighthouse

Steilene consists of five islands located on the east side the inner Oslofjord, just west of Alværn in Nesodden, Akershus County. Steilene Lighthouse stands on the outermost of these five small islands with fine beaches and a guest harbor. The nearby islands are interesting too. The small island of Knerten is a unique bird nesting area. […]