My old neighbour

Nja, han er egentlig ikke spesielt gammel. Bare så vidt passert 60, men huset han bor i, og gården han eier, de er gamle de!

Well, actually he isn’t that old. Just passed 60, but the house that he lives in, and the farm that he owns, they are really old!
Picture 993Det har vært drevet jord- og skogbruk i Røyken i uminnelige tider. Og en av de største og eldste gårdene her omkring er ‘Kjekstad Gård‘ hvor det er påvist menneskelig aktivitet over de siste 1000 år!

There has been forestry and agriculture in this area at all times! In fact, there has been human activities here at Kjekstad farm over the last thousand years!

Hvis man besøker musumsanlegg rundt på bygdene i Norge, så er det ikke uvanlig å finne bygninger fra 1750 – 1850. Noen er eldre (fra rundt 1600 – 1650) og det er vel derfor man finner dem på museum, men på Kjekstad Gård i Røyken finner vi hus med tilsvarende alder, ja endog eldre, som i dag fremdeles er i aktivt bruk.

If you visit museums in the Norwegian countryside, it’s not alltogether unusual to find buildings from 1850 – 1750, – even older (1600 -1650) and I guess that’s why thay have been preserved in museums? But – on the kjekstad farm in Roeyken we find buildings just as old, even older, that even today are in active use!  And that makes this farm unique!
Picture 1008bHovedhuset (til høyre) på gården kan dateres tilbake til rundt 1750! Midt i bildet (mellom to trær) ligger et stabbur som er like gammelt. Her ble i gamle dager hekser avlivet!
Da skjønner der hvor gammelt dette egentlig er?

The main building (to your right) may be dated back to 1750! In the middle of the picture (between two trees) there is an old ‘storehouse’ which in its days were used as an execution site. Local witches were executed here! The you probably understand how old this place is?
Picture 1010b

Midt på tunet ligger en praktfull tømmervilla bygget i 1902. Selv det begynner jo å bli ‘litt gammelt’

Another of the main buildings were erected in 1902, a beaututiful house built in timber
Picture 1011bDen såkalte ‘Rødbygningen’ var opprinnelig bygget i èn etasje, senere påbygget, men det opprinnelige bygget ble oppført en gang på 1500-tallet! Og her bor det idag minst 4 familier

The so called ‘red building’ was originally built as a ‘one-level-structure’, but later expanded with another floor. But the original structure was built around 1550
Four families lives here today.
Picture 1015b(Compliments of SRB )

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8 Responses to My old neighbour

  1. RobynG says:

    Lovely property with beautiful lighting in the first and last images. Blessings, Robyn

  2. Ann-Kristin Mehren says:

    Jeg syns da Kjekstad er like så flott som Tønsberg.. hehe! Klem fra Ann-Kristin🙂

  3. Greenland stopping by:-) men, its really nice to see trees with all the snow, the last time i saw a tree was in the month of july 2012, and im hoping to see one again in the summer of july 2013 when we finally get to travel out of Nuuk:-) med venlig hilsen fra godthåb, grønland

    • Seenorway says:

      Hello Dani,
      Thanks a lot for the rapid reaction. You must have a lot of people wanting Greenland🙂
      One thing is the special flag in my Stats. The next is getting there to photograph the icebergs myself, but perhaps it would be easier to catch them on Spitzbergen . . . Anyway, a heartfelt thank you! And you’re welcome back to see more trees🙂 We’re trying to publish something every week year around.
      All the best to you!

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