26 November 2005

I'm so grateful this is where I grew up!

(These aren't postcards, some have been taken by my mum, some by me. And incidentally, our house is not in any of the pictures!)


Just thought I'd mention that you can see the view from Svolvaer harbour live on webcam here http://www.lofotposten.no/webkamera/. The top photo, that is - the other one's from further west (not my area..)

12 comments:

crallspace said...

Wow... those are some nice photos. Good place to grow up I'm sure.

I grew up in a dirtcloud near Chicago....some refer to it as Northwest Indiana.

Luckily, I moved far, far away from there.

Claire said...

I agree with wow as the sentiment. This is Norway? Definitely adding this to my travel wishlist.

Scholiast said...

Thanks guys...

These photos are from Lofoten, where I was born and lived till I was 18.

It's north of the Arctic Circle and summers are generally short - but with sunlight 24 hours a day, it feels ok :)

mum said...

Don't boast - daylight 24 hours a day, yes, but sun?? Anyway, winter, with Northern lights (aurora borealis) flashing across the sky at night is not to be complained about, either!Definitely worth visiting, Claire!

One of the photographers, Mum in Lofoten

Rarity said...

Hey Scholiast, beautiful!

You know we (well, I) complain a lot about this cold unfriendly country, but I guess we love it too, not only did you just show off some of the splendid nature of our dear Motherland (which we, for some reason call Fatherland)...

... *I* just posted a link to the UN report that claims Norway to be (statistically) the World's best country to live in...

Heia Norge!

Claire said...

So, is it better to visit in winter or summer? I'm a fan of long days, but seeing the aurora borealis in person would be sweet. Does Lofoten ever get overrun with tourists?

Josh K. said...

Holy God, Scholiast! It's heaven on earth!

Chloe said...

this is paradise! and the little houses come straight out of fairy tales. you indeed are lucky.

Dirk the Feeble said...

Fourth from the top is the winner.

Colin said...

Wonderful! What a great place you grow up. I used to live small port in Korea till I was 11. Sometime I miss home town I used to going fisihing and swiming with close friends. Thanks for showing me nice photos. I will also add my wishlist to look aroud.

Rainman said...

Wow! Amazing place!

'Nathan Smith said...

This is beautiful! I'm jealous!