Oslo’s Ski Jumps

A retrospective on the persistent development of ski-jumping hills in Oslo, why there were so many, and why there are so few remaining.     It would be fair to assume that because of the vast variation in topography—including steep hillsides, alpine mountain peaks, and…

From Activism to Million-Dollar Cabins

The story of summer cabins at Lindøya begins with economical differences in Oslo around 1920. It all started when workers from Oslo rowed out to the islands and set up tents and cabins, to the great indignation of the bourgeoise.   In 1919, the 8-hour…

Norwegian Lighthouses – Cathedrals of the sea

Fjords, islands and bays define the Norwegian coastline for approximately 100.000 kilometres.  The coast is known for its rough seas and unpredictable skerries.  Nevertheless, along these battered shores, we can find structures that have stood implacably through centuries.  A total of 212 lighthouses define the…