I grew up on a farm in a small rural place in Western Norway called Hornindal. It is smack in the middle of Fjord Norway. In the summer we would take our cows up to the mountain farm, called “sæter” in Norwegian.
Until this day, our sæter is my favorite spot in the world, and I go there every summer, to spend the vacations in our family cabin. My girls love the place just like I do, and we await summers eagerly. No internet, no phones, no electricity, no indoor plumming. It is wonderful 😀 Sometimes we climb the summit…
I just completed a mixed media piece a couple of days ago, and although it is not “vintage”, it still has many vintage elements: the sæter was mostly built in the late 1800, climbing the Sunnmørsalpane peaks was a new attraction in the late 1800s, the folkmusic played is rooted (at least) back to the 1800s and the poems I’m reciting, although new, are strongly influenced by the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairy tale tradition, telling stories about trolls and hulder people, also from the 1800s.
I thought some of you might enjoy a peek into my life, and to see a little bit of who is behind Wings of Whimsy 😉
The youtube-piece is copyrighted due to photos/videos and music submitted by my friends!
To tie off the vintage theme, I’d like to share a 1890 print of the Hornindalsrokken summit, it looks just the same as today:
The vintage print is shared by Library of Congress on Flickr and is in the public domain. Enjoy!
EDIT on October 24th:
The same Sunnmøre Alps can also be climbed during the winter, with skis for the true adventurers! This is a brand new (modern!) film from my local area, makes me super proud of where I live 😀