Åsgårdstrand **

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!

Nye bilder 1354This 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.
Nye bilder 1355Åsgårdstrand, – our first glimpse of the sea!

Nye bilder 1357It’s a very enjoyable thing to walk the streets of Åsgårdstrand looking at the well managed gardens . . .

Nye bilder 1358Here is the house of the ‘Seamens Association’.

Nye bilder 1359Down by the sea we find the ‘Thon Hotel Åsgårdstrand’ lying more or less directly on the esplanade along the pier.

Nye bilder 1360Her down by the pier the atmosphere changed to a more maritime  one –

Nye bilder 1361– with beautiful flowers arrangements –

Nye bilder 1364Cobblestones gives the pier a certain touch

Nye bilder 1365Åsgårdstrand is a really idyllic society by the sea –

Nye bilder 1366An old fishingcraft rebuilt to a modern leisure craft of today.

Nye bilder 1369When the sun is shining in a warm sky, the inhabitants of Åsgårdstrand aren’t hard to ask.
The green pastures along the shoreline are filling up –

Nye bilder 1370There are still some rosehips flowering –

NUnfortunately this is also the time of the year where the rosehips start aquiring a soft reddish tint . . .

Nye bilder 1372On the green lawns next to the water there are plenty of room –

Nye bilder 1373But of course there is a beach if you really want one –

Nye bilder 1375Her we find spacious villas overlooking the sea

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NThe local hall for social meetings wasn’t all tha impressive, but at least they had one –

Nye bilder 1379Strolling around in Åsgårdstrand I came across a real ‘gem’ !

Nye bilder 1380An atmosphere like you find it far south in the country!

Nye bilder 1381It was sort ot tempting to stop for a cup of coffee with ‘Frantzens Konditori’, really soaking in the atmosphere, but just then the first drops of rain were falling . . .

Nye bilder 1382Wedged 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 . . .

Nye bilder 1383I also found the local grocery store. Nearly just like in the TV campaign –
Nye bilder 1388On higher ground I found another outdoor cafe with a few more guests to serve. And I observed a new sign: ‘Munch’s House’.

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!

Nye bilder 1384Rain 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!

Nye bilder 1386Here in the marketplace I found a cozy little statue:  ‘Dance, my doll’ made by the artist Brit Sørensen.
Nye bilder 1397The tansy in full bloom

Nye bilder 1389A so called ‘street shot’ from Åsgårdstrand, just to let you all get a ‘feel of the place’ –

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More street-shots –
Nye bilder 1392Like in the southern parts of Norway: White seems to be ‘the going color’ –

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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!

Nye bilder 1395Idyllic gardens has nearly  become a ‘trade mark’ for Åsgårdstrand.

Nye bilder 1398Wherever I walked, small ‘gems’ came to life –

Nye bilder 1401It’s no wonder that some people seems to be immune to the stress of everyday life?

Nye bilder 1399To have ‘a better life’?  And where would that possibly be? Could it be better than this?

Nye bilder 1400In lush Åsgårdstrand?

Nye bilder 1402The local sun?

Nye bilder 1404This villa boasted a very fitting name ‘Tårnhuset’ (The tower house)

Nye bilder 1405 In a shaddowy nice little park overlooking the sea . . .

Nye bilder 1406-we found the man we were looking for: Edvard Munch!

Nye bilder 1407Munch’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.
Nye bilder 1408Side by side with his summer house Munch had an atelier. Today you may se many of his paintings and drawings here –

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Nye bilder 1410Here 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’!
Nye bilder 1411From this table (still in his livingroom) Munch had a direct view to the Oslofjord and the sea.

Nye bilder 1412From the fireplace in the kitchen. This is where Munch made his food when he didn’t get it from the local hotel –

Nye bilder 1413A picture taken towards the other side of the kitchen. (How’s your kitchen?  :-)   )

Nye bilder 1414He did, however, have a guestroom!  It’s strange to think that in this room most of the renowned artists from that time must have spent the night at some time – ?

Nye bilder 1415Munch’s old coat is still hanging here . . .
Nye bilder 1418And his old chest dated 1828 –

Nå er det likevel på tide å begi seg tilbake mot Åsgårdstrand sentrum

Nye bilder 1419Now it’s time to get back into the center of the ‘city’ –
And to thank you for your companionship!
(Compliments of SRB )

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36 Responses to Åsgårdstrand **

  1. Silje says:

    Tusen takk for fine bilder. Bodde bare 5 år i Horten, hvor to av de var i Åsgårdstrand, men jeg er vokst opp med familie der og elsker det stedet. Flyttet i 2009, men går ikke en uke uten at jeg savner Åsgårdstrand.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hei Silje,

      Hyggelig å høre at du ble fornøyd med bildene våre. Og Åsgårdstrand er et slikt lite sted som på en måte ‘gror i sjelen’ og hvor alle kjenner alle.
      Da er det ikke lett å glemme! Denne reportasjen har vært bragt frem i lyset nesten hvert år og er nå sett av minst 3000 mennesker som alle har fått sjansen til å lære Åsgårdstrand å kjenne! Tror kanskje jeg må ta meg en tur igjen neste sommer!🙂

  2. I denne hyggelige byen bodde jeg i nesten 30 år. Norges hyggeligste småby!!

    • Seenorway says:

      Ja, det er trivelig der. Og det er hyggelig at de bruker og aktiverer mine reportasjer slik de gjør med jevne mellomrom i Åsgårdstrand!
      Nå tror jeg disse bildene av Åsgårdstrand er sett av snart 8 000 mennesker! Og flere kan det bli!

      • Ja Svein, det er en veldig hyggelig småby

        • Seenorway says:

          Hei Gaynor,
          Så der var du! Skal du over til Åsgårdstrand i høst da? Jeg vete ikke hvem det er som har lagt ut en deling denne gangen, men reportasjen har jo siden i går kveld blitt løftet ca 1300 ganger, og slikt er jo ekstremt hyggelig. Det gir meg tro på at at det vi gjør tross alt blir satt pris på. Vi tjener jo ellers ikke 5 øre på dette prosjektet! 🙂
          Men leserkretsen øker stadig. Nå over 150 land verden over!

        • Gratulerer. Jeg er glad så mange ser hva Norge har å tilby. Jeg var på Åsgårdstrand i Juni/juli iår også. Jeg hadde botaniske male kurs igjen og forhåpentligvis blir det en til på Åsgårdstrand Hotel til samme tid i 2016. Ellers besøker jeg datteren min i Tønsberg til jul. Som du vet er jeg veldig glad i Norge – og i datteren min selvfølgelig.

          • Seenorway says:

            Ja, med en datter i Tønsberg, så blir du jo nesten halvt norsk etter hvert?🙂
            Vi må se om vi kan gjøre alvor av den kaffekoppen snart. Problkemet er jo at du, når du leder et slikt malerkurs, blir en veldig opptatt dame som vanskelig får tid til denslags.
            Men det hadde jo vært hyggelig. Fra der jeg bor og til Tønsberg, så tar det ca èn time med bil.Grunnet smalere veier, så tar det omtrent det samme til Åsgårdstrand.

  3. Det var mange fine bilder her. Jeg bodde i Norge en gang i tiden og nå prøver å friste folk dit. Jeg planlegger et botanisk maler kurs på Åsgårdstrand til sommeren og er igang med min blogg for dette. Kan jeg får lov å bruke noen av dine bilder fra Åsgårdstrand så at folk vet hvilket nydelig plass venter for dem? Jeg ser du har tatt bilder av planter også. Du har vel ikke bilder av blåveis, multe eller andre typisk norsk flora har du vel? Bildene skal ikke kopieres bortsett fra på bloggen og nett addressen min. Jeg skal sette navne ditt under bildene jeg bruker – hvis du gir meg lov. Gaynor

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  5. AM says:

    Bare for å pirke: “Baker Hansen” har aldri vært i Åsgårdstrand. Frantzens konditori, derimot… er en institusjon som bør nevnes ved riktig navn. Stolt Åsgårdstranding! 🙂

  6. Leif Schou says:

    Smuk by glæder os til at komme op og se den🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Velkommen skal du være! Kanskje bør du også ta en liten titt på ‘Horten – Løvøya’ og ‘Horten – Borre’?
      Og ikke glem Munch når du er i Åsgårdstrand!

  7. kalabalu says:

    Dancing doll a statue I recall
    Asgardstrand got red tiled roofs that are not so tall
    got fences with wooden planks painted white and serves as boundary wall
    Beautiful sea, surrounded by greens
    People everywhere, you turn your head to see
    the cafe’ Munch , is a perfect place for lunch
    Sail on the fishing craft with your parcelled brunch
    Cobblestone pathways add to the pier’s touch
    when you leav Asgarstrand, you will miss it so much!

  8. What a beautiful location, houses, flowers, and the history of a famous artist all beside the sea. I really enjoy this post. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. semprevento says:

    wowwwwwwwwww!!!!
    wonderfullllllllll🙂

  10. allesistgut says:

    Tusen takk for innlegget ditt! I was in 1997 one time in Åsgårdsstrand. But unfortunately not in the Munch house. Instead I tried to catch fish from the pier. But all I got was a slimy, orange something.🙂

    • 😀 It sounds like a sea cucumber, since you’d probably indentify a normal ‘seastar’?
      Munch’s House lies only a couple of hundred yards from the pier looking north.

      • allesistgut says:

        Yes. I guess you’re right. Sea cucumber… that it was. Thanks for showing me the way to the Munch House. If I ever come back to Åsgårdsstrand I’ll visit it. Meanwhile I visit the Munch House we have here in Warnemünde, again.🙂

    • May I suggest a trip by boat on May the 15th? Åsgårdstrand is only 1 hour away by buss/car and there is an excellent hotel (Thon) in Åsgårdstrand. Returning to Oslo on the morning 17th and participate in our national celebration with thousands of children marching past the palace and return to Germany some time in the evening? I think the ship leaves Oslo at 4 or 5 pm (please check)

  11. WM says:

    Munch’s House! Thank you so much for this interesting and very loooong post🙂

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