Sunday, July 19, 2015

Faery Tale Architecture and Natural Wonders of Norway

Think Norway, and the first thing that comes to mind are fjords, blonde people and Vikings - not fairy tale architecture.

Below, you’ll find photographs of architecture in the Norwegian countryside that looks like it’s been taken straight from a fairy tale.

The architectural styles range from Stave churches, which were built during the Middle Ages, to ghostly natural waterfalls and traditional wooden houses constructed in the Norwegian vernacular style (byggeskikk) during the 19th century.

 go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´♥ Tristan


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh you are so right, Tristan! I had never really considered Scandinavia as being any place I'd want to visit...I simply had no clue. But you are so right in that the architecture and craftsmanship in elements for living are SO INTRIGUING! And now with the global access we have to learn via visuals how beautiful this place really is.

I am off to go make something beautiful. How about you?

Createology said...

Very enchanting indeed. Those wooden buildings remind me of Kizhi in Russia. I adore the marrionette also. Thank you for the Travels by Tristan. High on Life July...

Lyneen said...

Great post, it I would have guessed where any of the pictures were taken Scandinavia would not have been my first choice. VERY INTIGUING!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful architecture! Looks straight out of "Lord of The Rings". . .the photography is gorgeous. I also love your last photo of the street puppeteer. Thank you for always having such beautiful things to share, Tristan.

A Magical Whimsy said...

I could see Tom Bombadil and Goldberry living in one of the enchanting cottages next to the water fall. These are magical photos of Norway.
Oh! I see someone else is inclined to think of 'The Lord of the Rings' scenery too. Awesome!
Teresa in California

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Tristan dear! HOW LOVELY to see your comment today! You are kind and will always stay close in my mind of inspiration and have been one of the few bloggers who have made me spit out in LOUD laughter and exhaling my amazement with your art. Thank you for your lovely words today.

I am venturing out in taking my own photographs these days. I am weaning off of internet photos and using my own. Thanks for the comment on the photos, they are mine. Hey, are you on Instagram? That has been a great place for me to practice my photography.

OK, go and do what you do so well: Making something beautiful. Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Tristan! Good evening! I am so glad you enjoyed my photo of that darling toy shop in France. I got LOST IN THERE, wanting everything. That bubble-blowing bear was so cute and my little puppy sits in a place of honor in a glass cabinet. I also got a poodle and the shop was old, dark, filled with WONDER that allows your imagination to reach new heights. I hope you are enjoying a winding down of summer! HUGS!