Rick

Lepsøyrev Lighthouse, Haram

Lepsøyrev Lighthouse, Haram

Lepsøyrev Lighthouse, Haram, Møre og Romsdale. The current lighthouse was built in 1879 and automated in 1956. It stands 39 feet (12 meters) tall, and 35.4 feet (10.8 meters) above the high tide level. It is located at the end of a 220 meter long jetty on a small island off the southeastern tip of Lepsøya and […]

 Michael

Peace and rest at Kråkenes Lighthouse

Peace and rest at Kråkenes Lighthouse

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer’s day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer’s day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock Welcome to Kråkenes Lighthouse! As the sun rises over the “Storm House,” […]

 Michael

From Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse by bus

From Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse by bus

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.A map of her first leg of this trip, from Oslo to Kråkenes, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Traveling to Kråkenes Lighthouse at Stadt, is done best by car. However, you can also travel to Bergen by train or plane and then take the ferry or sail on a Hurtigruten ship from Bergen to Måløy. If you are in Bergen and are in a hurry, or want […]

 Michael

Edvard Grieg: Rigaudon – Holberg Suite, op 40

Kristiansand Symfoniorkester at Lindesnes Lighthouse

 Rick

New life for Flatøy Lighthouse

New life for Flatøy Lighthouse

Flatøy Lighthouse stands on the west end of Store Flatøya, a small island on the southeast side of the Vestfjord about 8 km (5 mi) west of Steigen in Nordland. The lighthouse was established in 1882 and automated in 1966. It stands 42.6 feet (13 meters) tall, 154 feet (47 meters) above high tide mark. In […]

 Rick

Grip – lighthouse and deserted fishing village

Grip – lighthouse and deserted fishing village

Grip is an archipelago, a deserted fishing village, and a former municipality about 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) northwest of the city of Kristiansund. It is located in the municipality of Kristiansund in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The Grip lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in Norway. It was built between 1885 and 1888 on the 7-meter […]

 Rick

Skrova Lighthouse’s beautiful Lofoten surroundings

Skrova Lighthouse’s beautiful Lofoten surroundings

The Lofoten archipelago is justly famous for its stark beauty. The wall of mountains running the length of the chain rises up out of the sea forming a backbone stretching some 266 kilometers and yielding thousands of islands and islets at its edges. Here, for more than 1,00 years the great cod fisheries have operated.  While lying within […]

 Rick

Asenvågøy Lighthouse

Asenvågøy Lighthouse

Asenvågøy Lighthouse (also called Asenvågøya) is in the municipality of Bjugn in Sør-Trøndelag county.  It is located atop a rise on the eastern edge of  the small island, Asen, in the Norwegian Sea about 6 km (3.5 mi) northwest of Lysøysund. This is at the entrance to the Lauvøyfjorden and about 7 km (4.3 mi) west of the […]

 Rick

Art Nouveau Ålesund – mid-summer evening light

Art Nouveau Ålesund – mid-summer evening light

Ålesund is Norway's Art Nouveau gem. On a beautiful mid-summer evening, near the longest day of the year, the slowly setting sun adds its colorful polish to Ålesund. After a devastating fire in 1904, during the course of which pratically the entire town was destroyed, Ålesund had to be rebuilt. Warships arrived with materials to build temporary shelters and barracks. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugendstil (Art Nouveau), the architectural style of the time. The structures were designed by approximately 20 master builders and 30 Norwegian architects. Photos © Rick Shupper and Michael H. Holtermann.

Photos © Rick Shupper and Michael H. Holtermann.

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