With a cavalcade of 22 photos I wish you all a Happy New Year! And thanks a lot for following my blog in 2014! All the pictures have been taken from the balcony of our new home at Hyllestad in Western Norway. From August through the fall and into December. I cannot get enough of the stunning views of Åfjorden, the striking mountain Lihesten and the prominent hill Alden far out towards the sea. And of how the weather rapidly changes where fjords and mountains meet the Atlantic. A place to contemplate about stone and quarries and monuments and to hopefully write many more blog posts in 2015…
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I work with the geoarchaeology of old stone: quarries, monuments, rock art. And I try to figure out about their weathering, and conservation using traditional crafts. I also burn lime the traditional way. My domestic services are managed through FABRICA, a registered Norwegian company established with good partners. On this website I publish articles on many aspects of cultural heritage. For the joy of old stone! Per Storemyr
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Thank you for sharing the pictures from Hyllestad! My grandmother, Olena Danielsdatter, as a young child, her brother, parents and grandparents emigrated from the nearby Birkeland farm to America (Wisconsin and then to Nebraska) in 1872. Olena’s mother was from Åsmul further to the west, and her grandmother Siri Jensdatter was from from Myklebust by where the present Hyllestad Church now stands. In 1993 I was able to visit the area – and it was one of the most meaningful events in my life!. You do live in a most beautiful area!
Thanks for the very nice cavalcade. Wish I had a view like that from my balcony ! But Flanders is known (mostly through Jacques Brel) for his flatlands.
I wish you a very happy New Year !
And many thanks for your website.
Sincerely, Philippe Gossaert, Belgium
Thank you very much! And Happy New Year to you too!
Very beautiful Per. Enjoy your your new home!
Thank you Janet, and Happy New Year to you!