Wednesday, November 27, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 284: Molster Farm (above Voss, Norway) Visit in 1999

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph taken on our 1999 vacation/genealogy trip to Scandinavia (three weeks in Sweden, Finland and Norway):

The photograph above was taken at Molster farm on the hill above the central area of Voss, Norway.  The farm is a living history museum, with displays of artifacts and information about life on the farm in the 1855 time.  The docents are not in character, but explained what daily life was like, and even made some food to share with patrons.

I was intrigued by this, since Linda's Leland ancestral family came from Molster farm in about 1855 and migrated to Dane county, Wisconsin (through Bergen, Canada, and Milwaukee).

I think that is Linda and Bjorg Liland sitting on the bench near the center of the picture.  Linda could not walk very far because of the injury to her leg when she fell off the stair at the hotel in Oslo.  So she and Bjorg talked while I explored Molster farm.

Since Molster farm is on a hill above Voss, here is a photograph of the central part of Voss (hotel and train station), the Vossvatnet lake, and Gjelle farm (another ancestral farm) on the southern hillside.

Unfortunately, I was using a film camera for these pictures and the resolution of the scan is very low.  I may try to scan them again at a higher resolution.

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