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Tin­den

Two years ago, we „dis­co­ve­r­ed“ Tin­den, an old tra­ding post on the outer coast of the Ves­terå­len islands, beau­ti­ful­ly situa­ted in a bay under a steep moun­tain, hid­den behind some small islands. We did not have any idea back then what to expect, we had just been told that it should be a nice place. Which was qui­te an under­state­ment. The old tra­ding post was aban­do­ned long time ago, but has been beau­ti­ful­ly revi­ved as a muse­um, in a simi­lar way as Port Lock­roy in Ant­arc­ti­ca. Tin­den is a small, but lovely ensem­ble of white woo­den houses, shel­ves squee­zed with ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry items, the­re is even a flower gar­den with old spe­ci­es which they had to re-gather on church­y­ards. The mana­ger of the place, Kjell, is a gre­at cha­rac­ter and a very valu­able part of the expe­ri­ence.

So this is what we could enjoy today, and to make things even bet­ter, the sun was shi­ning on the who­le set­ting, so a litt­le walk up the steep slo­pe behind the buil­dings was defi­ni­te­ly a good thing to do.

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Hard to ima­gi­ne that the­re had been a storm here some mon­ths ago, strong enough to des­troy several houses here that had sur­vi­ved count­less storms during many deca­des. An irre­pla­ca­ble loss, as nobo­dy can tax or even replace all the his­to­ri­cal arte­facts lost. And I don’t real­ly want to know how strong the winds were that flat­te­ned tho­se stur­dy buil­dings. How nice is today’s light bree­ze.

By the way, some 360 degree impres­si­ons from Tin­den are alrea­dy avail­ab­le. I should make an updated ver­si­on now, as I got a sun­ny adden­dum today.

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