Sunday, November 5, 2017

Lovely Lillehammer forest house
(but I would remove the skulls)

Let's keep this weekend's postcard theme rolling with this never-mailed card featuring a very old wooden home with a grass roof near Lillehammer, Norway.1 Here's the information from the back:
Lillehammer. De Sandvigske Samlinger.
The Sandvig Collections, Maihaugen.
Maihaugen features 200 structures and is one of Northern Europe's largest outdoor museums. It is also one of Norway's largest cultural attractions. According to Wikipedia: "The founder, Anders Sandvig, collected from old houses and farmyards within Gudbrandsdalen to provide a sample of Norwegian culture and history in a museum. He first started in his backyard, but when his collection grew, in 1901, the town council offered him a permanent site for the museum. In 1904, the city of Lillehammer set aside an area already known as Maihaugen and bought Sandvig's collection and established the Sandvig Collections (Sandvigske Samlinger), the formal name for Maihaugen."

Longtime readers know I'm a sucker for grass-roof houses, especially if goats are involved. Here are some more dandy dwellings:

1. I have no idea how it took until post #2,340 for me to mention Lillehammer. At one point, I was even trying to keep up with all my Scandivanian-themed posts. But I have fallen decidedly behind. I'll have to leave that to the staff archivists and librarians.

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