torsdag 12. mars 2009

SkyWatch





My entry this week is from a famous road on the westcoast of Norway, called "Trollstigen". The road was opened in 1936 by King Haakon 7. It is a very narrow road starting in the valley Isterdalen to the top of the mountain Stigrøra. The place is located in Møre/Romsdalen.

Driving this road is very exciting. The view is spectacular - and the narrow road curving up to the top makes it difficult to pass another car coming down! I know people who never drive this way, they simply do not dare! But me? I thought it was an experience of a lifetime!

If you want to, you can see more of the road itself by clicking here. I recommend enlarging the photos for better view. All pics are taken from the car, last summer.



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30 kommentarer:

Maalie sa...

Wow! I have never been to that part of Norway! Awesome!

SandyCarlson sa...

What a road that is! Must be challenging to drive. The view is gorgeous.

Lene sa...

God kveld til damen :)

Duuuuuuu, så vakkert!!! Og jeg kjenner bare lengselen de lux - etter sol, sommer og å legge ut på biltur! DET er livet det :))

Tusen takk for deilig forsmak! Trylle bort snøen igjen, jaaaa :)

Ha en flott helg :)

Me and my puppies sa...

Beautiful views and sky

Photo Cache sa...

this place makes for a spectacular road trip :) i wanna go there :D

Guy D sa...

Spectacular photos as always, the last one is so pleasant.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Your EG Tour Guide sa...

Stunning! I would LOVE to visit this area in person. ;-)

Rob Ripma sa...

These are very beautiful mountains. Great shots!

Ivar Ivrig sa...

Stilig. Nå fikk jeg tips til nye fototurer du. Takk :-)

Kitty sa...

I wonder how 1930s cars made it up those slopes and round the hairpin bends! Wonderful, dramatic pictures, thanks for posting!

kayleen sa...

Beautiful skies, beautiful scenery, and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing

Tarolino sa...

Nå där är ett hörn av världen som jag måste få erfara själv nångång. Bara nån annan kör. Jag är helt vimmelkantig av beundran för landskapet och de här undebara fotografierna. Nu har du slagit alla rekord!

Rose sa...

Breathtaking--both the view and the road.

Carletta sa...

That view would be worth every mile of that narrow road!
Everyone should be sure to enlarge the images - awesome!

My Sky Watch is on my photoblog: Carletta’s Captures

Today's Blah... sa...

Yay! I would never want to miss this path too... Just magnificent shots of the sky and the road.

Bradley Myers sa...

Just beautiful, I really need to visit Norway the scenery is just fantastic.

Kitty sa...

Thanks very much for your comment earlier!! :D

I've yet to tackle the Scott Monument - either climbing it or photographing it! It's on my to-do list now.

VALKYRIEN sa...

Thank you Kitty! I would love to se the Scott Monument again!

And thank you all for your warming comments! And yes; Norway is worth while visiting - a little expencive, but the scenere in various parts are stunning!

My advertising for today! :)

FickleMinded sa...

oh wow! your photos are the greatest!!! it's so beautiful!!!

Babooshka sa...

These really are very dramatic sweping images.

Bryan sa...

I almost went here last summer! It's great to see photos of it.

Light and Voices sa...

Oh my goodness....that road would be a challenge to drive down or up. Nice photos!
Joyce

ROSIDAH sa...

Wow, some daring curving roads! Reminding me of my mother's hometown. I love seeing these Norway sceneries. It is so green with beautiful mountains. Best wishes.

Bim sa...

Beautiful sky, and what a stunning play of light and shadow in the valley!

T and S sa...

Beautiful perspective of the valley. The first image is the best for me

Dewdrop sa...

The scenery certainly makes it look like a worthwhile adventure. What a beautiful and majestic shot! WONDERFUL!

floreta sa...

wow. so pretty. i love the swooping hills!

Gunilla sa...

Wow. Det riktigt pirrar i magen. Vi har varit in till Norge men inte kört Trollstigen men kanske någon gång att vi törs. Jag har bara hört talas om den.
Fantastiskt fina bilder.
Ha en riktigt skön helg

Gunilla in Sweden

Lindab sa...

Amazing road engineering, a fantastic valley, and topped off my perfect summer clouds. Norge er veldig vakkert!

Anonym sa...

The one with the road is stunning. Absolutely amazing! Nothing wrong with the other one either. Happy SWF!

You can find my entry here.

prkl, Finland