Happy New Year from the most beautiful old quarry in Western Norway!

A medieval millstone quarry taken over by a creek in rainy Western Norway: At Hyllestad, the largest Viking Age and Medieval quarry landscape in Northern Europe. Photo by Per Storemyr

A medieval millstone quarry taken over by a creek in rainy Western Norway: At Hyllestad, within the largest Viking Age and Medieval quarry landscape in Northern Europe. Photo by Per Storemyr

With a picture, taken today, of a splendid little old quarry in Western Norway, I wish all my clients, partners, colleagues – and those who read my blog and website – a Happy New Year!

I’ve been up and down Norway many times in 2016: Special thanks to my clients! Those who have actually made the world go round for my company and my family: first of all Archaeological Museum at the University of Stavanger, but also Tromsø University Museum, the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Selje Municipality, Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research, the Restoration Workshop of Nidaros Cathedral and Akasia Bergen, as well as Statsbygg and Forsvarsbygg.

Also thanks to institutions that I have cooperated much with in 2016, in particular Bergen University Museum, Geological Survey of Norway (Trondheim), Stavanger Municipality, Architects Schjelderup & Gram (Stavanger), Stjørdal Historielag and “Grubleseminar”, and The Wadi el-Hudi Expedition (Egypt/US).

The photo above was taken in the afternoon today, on New Year’s Eve. It shows a tiny part of the grand Viking Age and Medieval millstone quarry landscape in Hyllestad. In my world it is the most beautiful quarry in Western Norway, a quarry taken over by a creek in the rainy midwinter season. But no wonder why I think it is a beauty: it is located in my backyard.

Thus, also thanks for 2016 to Kvernsteinsparken/Norwegian Millstone Centre/The Museums in Sogn og Fjordane County, that are responsible for this largest Viking Age and Medieval quarry landscape in Northern Europe. This is where I work part-time and the reason why my family and I settled at the Atlantic coast a couple of years ago.

All the best for 2017!

Per Storemyr

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!
This entry was posted in Archaeology, Norway, Old quarries and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Happy New Year from the most beautiful old quarry in Western Norway!

  1. Neil Hassall says:

    A (somewhat belated) Happy New Year to you!

  2. Philippe Gossaert says:

    Thank you.

    Happy New Year !

    All the best, Philippe Gossaert, Belgium

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s