Happy New Year from Hyllestad! With a mountain and a fjord from summer to winter

Åfjorden, Lihesten (left) and Alden (in the background). This is my Hyllestad from our balcony. Photo by Per Storemyr

Åfjorden, Lihesten (left) and Alden (in the background). This is my Hyllestad from our balcony. Photo by Per Storemyr

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…

About Per Storemyr

I work with the archaeology of old stone quarries, monuments and rock art. And try to figure out how they can be preserved. For us - and those after us. For the joy of old stone!
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5 Responses to Happy New Year from Hyllestad! With a mountain and a fjord from summer to winter

  1. Sharon Burkhart says:

    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!

  2. Philippe Gossaert says:

    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

  3. Janet Robinson says:

    Very beautiful Per. Enjoy your your new home!

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