woensdag 28 augustus 2013

Some Norwegian interiors

This lady was so kindly to point out the finer details of the interiors of some wooden houses collected in the Maihaugen open air museum dressed in her national costume..

Not much windows so it is often a bit dark inside. Now think when it is winter and dark outside.

The details of the woodwork are really amazing if you remember there where no electrical tools and everything was pure handcraft. 

Here the ceiling is very special and look at that chair. It was an other society in those days. Of course we are better of today but for these skills I doubt it.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. wow. Agreed that the handiwork is incredible before the age of electricity. I have to wonder how long it would take to build this? I'm sure they'd have whole crews of guys, no?
    Thank you for showing, SC!

  2. There is such workmanship in houses like these, and very strong and serviceable too. As you say, the smaller windows would make for very dull winter days.

  3. Back in the day when joinery was more than just a word.

  4. i really love it!!Imagine to live in there:)))))

    i would but with our modern things!As wahshing machine ect ect!

    the buildings are nice too..today they build them soo thight no air comes in and that gives us alot of allergies

    Very nice post!

  5. It seems very spacious which would be a nice during those long cold dark winters. I like the bumpy floor.

  6. They sure don't make things the way they used to. I love the beautiful details and craftsmanship.

  7. A feeling of nostalgia is inevitable when looking back at these times, but it must have been a hard life. The devil seems to demand that every gain in one quality of life be balanced by loss in another.