I took a week off to write, continue to expand my Costal Cathedral exhibition, and to meditate by the ocean. Viberodden Lighthouse, outside of Egersund in Rogaland, took me in and granted me a stay for a week. I was so exited! A week to look out on the ocean, the horizon, and the wind blowing in my hair, clearing my thoughts. Little did I know that bad weather was coming my way. (Article continues after photos.)
Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is visiting Viberodden Lighthouse in January and is caught in a storm unable to leave the island.
Geitungen Lighthouse was the fourth lighthouse our photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen visited this summer and fall. The goal is to capture 12 different ones from late July to mid October.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. The famous Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch, said it perfectly: Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” Geitungen Lighthouse is something else. The lighthouse was designed by Jørgen M. Meinich who did a […]
Lighthouses of Norway photographer, Sigrid Thorbjørnsen, is enjoying and documenting her stay at Obrestad Lighthouse.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen When I woke up in the morning it was pouring rain, or, this is more correct, it was raining sideways. The wind was so strong and the waves were huge. I thought this would be a day of work inside. I was wrong. More wind came and blowed away […]
The sun has risen. This seems to be a wonderful sunny day at Lindesnes Lighthouse. This is the day for photographing sea and lighthouse.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann. The grass is so green here on Lindesnes. I had expected it to be more yellow because of the salt water. But since it has been a pretty rainy summer, the grass is sparkling green. Lighthouse keeper Tim had been out with the […]
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann. In Sør Trøndelag County, out in the sea on the Ørland peninsula, there is a little piece of paradise called Hovde Gård. It can be reached within an hour by boat from Trondheim or an hour’s flight from Oslo Gardermoen airport. Hovde Gård, […]
The southernmost lighthouse on shore in Norway, is Lindesnes Lighthouse. It is also the oldest lighthouse in Norway. It was first lit February 27, 1656, and has for centuries been one of the most important landmarks for boats sailing between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Text and Photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. It’s end of August and the darkness doesn’t come before 10PM. Last night, at 9PM, I walked up to the lighthouse in time to take some pictures of the sunset, but there was no sun. The moon was on its way, and the blue hour […]
The name "Ryvingen" comes from the old Norwegian word "rufa" or "island that looms." Until 1867, Ryvingen island was owned by the farms at Outer Farestad. The farmers used the island for grazing and as a base for hunting and fishing. This right is still theirs. Today, however, Ryvingen is much more than just The Southernmost Lighthouse in Norway. It is a paradise for children and teenagers alike.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen Edited by Michael Holtermann During my stay at the lighthouse, a class of 10th-graders from Blomdalen School at Mandal came visiting. After having been by myself for a couple of days, I was excited to see how it would impact my stay, with so many youngsters in the house. I […]
Much of Norway is surrounded by coastline that, when you include the islands, fjords and bays, is 36,122 miles long (58,133 km). Along the entire coastline you can find lighthouses that help guide the way for ships and boats. At the south tip of Norway, on an island off the Mandal municipality, you find the southernmost lighthouse, Ryvingen.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann and Rick Shupper. A photographer friend of mine, Svein Erik, wanted to go shooting at the lighthouse, so he offered me a ride out in his boat. We left from the coastal village of Tregde, between Mandal and Kristiansand. I had remembered everything. Bedding, food, […]
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent ….” – John Donne Kjeungskjær Lighthouse is located on a tiny skerry (“skjær” is the Norwegian word for skerry) at the mouth of the Bjugnfjord, about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) west of the village of Uthaug, and 5 kilometers (3.1 […]