I'm posting a few pictures from the first day of my trip here. I still need to download the pics I've taken since then.
This first one is a picture of a small house in Alta. I took a picture of it because of the ladder on the roof. The ladder is there for chimney sweeps - most roofs are very steep. The Norwegians burn a lot of wood.
The second picture was taken at the Alta Museum. It's a picture of a Sami shaman's drum that was recreated from a drum held in Copenhagen, which was taken from the shaman in the 17th century by missionaries.
I took this picture because it reminded me of semisubterranean houses on King Island. This one housed workers who quarried rock for use on roofs and walkways.
This picture was taken on a walkway that took us to see rock art below the museum. This is a house with a sod roof.
This photograph is of Nobuhle (from South Africa) and me standing near a rock with lots of rock art - dating to about 6,000 years ago, they think.
See the reindeer and also the boat bringing up what we think is a halibut.
This photo was taken on the road south to Guovdageiadnu (Norwegians call it Kautokeino, but I'm using the Sami name). There are melting waterfalls in the back. Pictured are Kaisa, our hostess, and Nobuhle.
Finally, another shot of the frozen waterfalls melting.
Hope you've enjoyed your little tour!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009