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September 2019



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Two storage sheds from an open-air museum in Norway, from the 14th and 12th century. Actually the right building is the oldest intact wooden house or house-like structure still existing in Europe, from the late 12th century.

These sheds often served a double function: the ground floor was used to store the supplise throughout the year for the farm, but the upper floor was also the parlour were guest were welcomed or served, contracts made, celebrations held on so on, and all valuables of the farmstead were kept there all the time. Living happened in a lower and sometimes much simpler house.

This also feels like "storage" for me, storage for thousands of tourists on a very limited space:

This is in Stavanger, and the first time I saw a cruiser close. I must say I found the size differences really overwhelming, between cruiser and harbour, how the many storeys towered over the buildings of the city, even those up on a hill, and what an impact the masses of people had on the city when they were walking around in herds ("groups" would be an understatement). We spent the whole day in the city more or less close to the harour, and met the masses everywhere; be it in guided tours that felt like tidal wave flushing trough the historic city, be it when they were called back on board and lines and lines of people went back to the ship like ants to their nest.... I've been ambivalent about ships of these sizes before, but this honestly shocked me.


the right building is the oldest intact wooden house or house-like structure still existing in Europe, from the late 12th century.

That's awesome!
Isn't it? I've seen wooden sheds from the 12th century in Sweden before, but they _really_ looked their age. *g*
That building is fascinating. 12th century and still holding out so well... wow.
Is the museum near Stavange? I remember seeing buildings like that at the Lillehammer Folk Museum, but I don't remember how old they were.

I really like the interpretation of the prompt you have used for the second picture, because yes, that is a monster designed only to pack in as many passengers as possible.
The wooden sheds are fascinating. Amazing they have lasted so long in reasonably good condition. As for 'storage; on a cruise liner; I can't think of a less pleasant way to take a holiday. Having said that though, a travel agent in Hobart recently advertised a tour to New Zealand, where a smaller cruise ship would pick us up en route from Hobart, as it was coming in our direction. I found that appealing, as it would be be for possibly 2 or 3 days, and then when the tour ended we would only have to fly one way home. Unfortunately that still involved 2 air trips; New Zealand to Melbourne, Melbourne to Hobart.