Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Norway #2



A small village in the fjords of Norway.  I can't recall the name off-hand, as we saw many of them.  Often, these villages will only have 20 to 50 inhabitants, a church at the center of town, and are only accessible by boat.  No roads in or out!  I immediately began fantasizing about the remoteness, and how many books I could read in a year's time.  But then...is there Internet?  How would I go book shopping?  Would I be able to buy wine from the boat guy?  Maybe it isn't such a good idea.  But they sure were quaint and beautiful...   

17 comments:

Nymeth said...

Wow - that's so gorgeous. I also can't imagine myself living somewhere so remove, but I could definitely spend a couple of weeks there doing nothing but reading and enjoying the view :P

Melody said...

A good place for vacation!!

Meghan said...

It does look gorgeous! I am not personally a fan of remote places, but it would be lovely for a vacation definitely.

JoAnn said...

All scary thoughts, but beautiful nonetheless. Maybe a perfect vacation spot...

caite said...

beautiful..love the little wisps of clouds in the mountains and the colorful houses.
so remote though.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Very pretty place, and I have faith in the Norwegians - the country that gave us Jo Nesbo the Author and Eric Northman the Vampire - that they have a way figured out to get life's essentials (good coffee, wine, chocolate, and books via the UK Book Depository if nothing else!) to these villages!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! You sound a lot like me. I will often fantasize about a simpler life and then I think about all the modern day things I would miss.

C.B. James said...

We rented a house in a village like this in Portugal several years ago. Two houses in two different villages actually. (And once in Maine.) I highly recommend it, but in the end we probably could not live there full time. We're much to urban.

Zibilee said...

Heehee, I think I would think these exact same things, Sandy! I think it would be so neat to live in a little village like this, and just read and read, but without internet and access to good books I think I would go crazy!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

This reminds me of Hallstatt, a tiny town in Austria that I fell in love with. You have to take a train, then a ferry just to get there. I was dreaming of living there, then I tried to imagine getting books and seeing movies and realized it is a wonderful place to visit, but I'd go mad if I never left.

Alyce said...

That is beautiful! I can't imagine being that remote from everything on a permanent basis. The town I live in is small enough as it is. :)

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Oh my, that is absolutely gorgeous! Such an intense green, and the contrast between the imposing mountains and the tiny houses is breathtaking. Beautiful and very inspiring picture. (I don't think I could do without the internet or many other utilities either for a year, but maybe a few weeks?)

Darlene said...

The thought of living somewhere like this - it is so beautiful - seems like heaven. Then I start thinking, like you, of the remoteness and I'm not sure I could survive.

heidenkind said...

Living in a town that small would drive me bonkers. But it does look like a beautiful place to visit!

TexasRed said...

Looks like an amazing place to relax!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Gorgeous. I need a vacation.

Kathleen said...

It looks like a place I could live in forever but it sounds like I would last for about a week. I gotta have internet and shopping!