These photos of Nesbyen will likely be uninteresting to most of you, they are where Colette’s ancestors lived.
If you click the sign photos to open them at Flickr, you can read the details and history.
After driving by Peter’s house, we started at the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen to get an idea of the lifestyles and architecture.
There is also an interesting World War II display in one of the buildings describing the German occupation of Norway, with plenty of historical artifacts.
Next, on to the Nesbyen Church that we’ve seen in family photographs. Plenty of poking around to do in the cemetery, a few Rustans but no Petersons or Petersens of note.
Interesting that churches had to be a certain size for the community size, so while the original stave church was torn down to build the current church, the outbuilding chapel is still stave architecture.
Finally a bit of time in the village proper, looking at buildings and watching the river flow through.

Stacked

Stacked in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen
A traditional Norweigan barn


Lockset

Lockset in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen
Quite the craftmanship in this lockset


Lots of Green

Lots of Green at the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen
Green hills, green trees, green roof


Fancy

Fancy
Amazing woodwork


Modern Equipment

Modern Equipment in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen
Some very modern farming equipment


Sod Roof

Sod Roof in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen
Typical sod roof


American Journey

American Journey
Zoom in to read


Emigration

Emigration
Zoom in to read


Thunderous

Thunderous
The river is flowing much faster than usual


Squat

Squat building in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen
A squat little house


Whorls

Whorls - farm equipment in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen
More equipment


Cascades

Cascades in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen
Beautiful scenery for these farmers to have out the back door


Here Lies

Here Lies
The cemetery at the Nesbyen church


Stave Construction

Stave Construction at the Nesbyen chapel
Stave-style construction for the chapel.


Nesbyen Church

Nesbyen Church
Wonder why these people were buried front and center?


More Church

More Nesbyen Church
Another church shot


Pointy

Pointy steeple on the Nesbyen church
And the close-up pointy photo


DokkenLoftet

DokkenLoftet


World War 2 in Hallingdal

World War 2 in Hallingdal


Fighter Wing

Fighter Wing in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Typewriter

Typewriter in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Church Photo

Church Photo in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


WW2 Map

WW2 Map in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 1

Sign 1 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 2

Sign 2 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 3

Sign 3 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 4

Sign 4 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 5

Sign 5 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


American-Style Construction

American-Style Construction in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 6

Sign 6 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 7

Sign 7 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 8

Sign 8 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 9

Sign 9 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 10

Sign 10 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 11

Sign 11 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 12

Sign 12 in the Hallingdal Museum in Nesbyen


Sign 13

Sign 13


Column

Column


Welcome to Nesbyen

Welcome to Nesbyen
This was likely the viewpoint for the old church photo, but it is overgrown with trees now.


Nesbyen City 1

Nesbyen City 1


Nesbyen City 2

Nesbyen City 2


Little Hallingdal River

Little Hallingdal River
The Little Hallingdal River flowing fast and strong through Nesbyen


Peter’s House 1

Peter's House 1


Hallingdal River

Hallingdal River
The river below Peter’s house


Peter’s House 6

Peter's House 6


Peter’s House 5

Peter's House 5


Peter’s House 4

Peter's House 4


Peter’s House 3

Peter's House 3


Peter’s House 2

Peter's House 2


Peter’s House Driveby


A drive-by on Peter’s place


Town 1


A town pano


Town 2


Another town pano



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