27. okt. 2015

That old yellow house

“Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast.
It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, 
but an eyelid that guards the eye.” 






Oh, how I love that yellow old house and its surroundings.. :)




This little charming yellow house is located in a small alley called "Bakgaten" 
at Holmestrand city in Vestfold, Norway. 




Once there was a smallwarren of old houses that together with the house "Backergården" was saved after a fire in 1884. Upon registration in 1992 only two houses (number 4 and 6) was still standing on the left at the north side of the road, but both were decayed and was supposed to be torn after a desition made in 1987. There was a huge discussion about what would happen to the buildings, and protection was in the works. Nr 4 was estimated to be among Holmestrand oldest, but a sample of the timber showed that it was cut in 1805. It was then given permission to tear it down in 2005. 

No 6 is still under renovation, and the owner received cultural protection funds in 2011.




 This is one of the houses that is located closest to the railway, and the white house is right across at the other side of the railway. Behind this there is a steep mountain with trees that has this marvellous glow at this time of year- as you can se :) 

(Some of the facts was found at page 16 here)


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I hope you enjoyed this little storytelling and the pictures :)


14 kommentarer:

Jim sa...

Great shots
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ak-ut sa...

beautiful shots :-)

Marja sa...

Good these houses get protected now. They tell us so much about the past and they are beautiful

Gattina sa...

nice autumn pictures !

abrianna sa...

Very pretty pictures.

Hannah sa...

The old yellow house is interesting, I love the reflections of a house in the windows of the car. The steep hillside seems ominous to me above the white house. The fall colors are beautiful, but I would be afraid of falling rocks. For your comment on my blog, if you click on a photo it will enlarge it and make a slideshow, Huldra.

Angie sa...

So important to save old houses. This one looks delightful!

Powell River Books sa...

It's nice when old houses can be restored and preserved. Part of our town is designated historic. They houses were built in the early 1900s when the town was founded by the paper mill. It's not as old as your area, but our area is young by historic standards. - Margy

Gemma Wiseman sa...

Fascinating, beautful photos and love the story behind the old buildings. The last photo is especially magical.

aspiritofsimplicity sa...

How pretty. It looks like a little storybook cottage in the woods.

Rajlakshmi sa...

wow it looks so dreamy... beautiful!!

Gillena Cox sa...

Thanks for sharing your lovely picture story Huldra
I am happy you dropped by my blog Lunch Break

much love...

Gunilla Bäck sa...

Vackra höstbilder! Det är synd att så många gamla hus rivs. Ha en skön helg!

Betsy sa...

Beautiful and inviting place

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