Egentlig burde dette innlegget hete ‘Inntrykk fra Åsgårdstrand’ fordi jeg her har eksperimentert med et nytt format og dessuten lagt alle norske tekster inn i hvert enkelt bilde. Det blir med andre ord mindre tekst, men flere bilder!
This post ought to be named ‘Impressions from Åsgårdstrand’ since I have been experimenting with a new way of doing things, thus all Norwegian text has been implemented into the picture itself. Thus there will be less text and more pictures!
Here we are approaching Åsgårdstrand!
Åsgårdstrand er et lite samfunn som ligger ganske nøyaktig midt mellom Tønsberg og Horten på Oslofjordens vestsside. Åsgårdstrand fikk ‘bystatus’ pr 1 Jan. 2010 og har idag litt over 3000 innbyggere.
Åsgårdstrand is a very small society which is situated exactly between the cities Horten (in the north) and Tønsberg (in the south). It was given city privileges pr Jan. 1st. 2012 and today there are approximately 3000 people living here.
Åsgårdstrand, – our first glimpse of the sea!
Wedged in between Baker Hansen and his neighbour I stubled across the intimate little Munch’s Cafe, but since the first drops of rain were falling, and my camera hasn’t been waterproofed, it’ll have to be at my next visit . . .
På dette tidspunkt er det på tide å gjøre oppmerksom på at den verdenskjente maleren Edvard Munch tilbragte størstedelen av sitt liv nettopp i Åsgårdstrand og huset hans befinner seg fortsatt ‘rett nede i gaten’
At this point it’s time to inform you the the world renowned painter Edvard Munch
most of his lived here in Åsgårdstrand, and his house, still standing, is situated just down the street from here!
Rain or no rain, – there could perhaps have been some more guests on ‘Naustet Pub’?
The weather wasn’t that bad! Normally this is a very popular meetingplace in Åsgårdstrand with excellent food and a view to the sea!
Under an episcopal visitation back in 1898 the idea of a new church in Åsgårdstrand was put forward. It should, however, take a good 70 years before the new church could be inaugurated in 1969!
-we found the man we were looking for: Edvard Munch!
Munch’s House! This is where he lived! This hous were bought by Munch in 1897, and here he spent much of his life painting scenes from the Norwegain coast taking advantage of the special light in Åsgårdstrand which also attracted a lot of other painters.
He also had a house in Oslo.
Side by side with his summer house Munch had an atelier. Today you may se many of his paintings and drawings here –
Here you may see how the painter lived, while today his works are sold for billions!
Note the strategic location of his telephone! And this is from his ‘livingroom’!
From this table (still in his livingroom) Munch had a direct view to the Oslofjord and the sea.
Nå er det likevel på tide å begi seg tilbake mot Åsgårdstrand sentrum
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