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Wedding in the Trollhome mountains!

  1. Aug 26, 2013 #1

    arildno

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    I was recently fortunate enough to be invited to the wedding of my cousin at a guesthouse situated deep in the Trollhome Mountains, a couple of hours drive from Trondheim, and approx. 6 hours drive from Oslo, where I live. The festivities, my cousin's bride and the landscape were utterly magnificent, and here's a photo of the latter, the guesthouse seen below:
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  3. Aug 26, 2013 #2

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    Very nice Arildno!
     
  4. Aug 26, 2013 #3
    This seems to be a place straight out of legends...
    Trondeheim roughly translates to troll home, did you meet any? They are UGLY- the legend says they turn to stone when they see sunlight. I wonder what's the story behind its name?
     
  5. Aug 26, 2013 #4

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    What a lovely place!!! Sounds like you had a great time, too. Congrats!
     
  6. Aug 26, 2013 #5

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    "Trondheim" means the "lush home", the place with rich growth.
    As for the name Trollheimen (Trollhome), it is the result of 19th century National Romanticism, adopted in the 1880s. The word is also reminiscent of our most famous mountain area, the Gianthome (Jotunheimen), the earliest versions of that name being attested from the 1820s.

    As for the ugliness, I scared away the trolls myself. :shy:
     
  7. Aug 26, 2013 #6
    Norway is in my travel top 3!
     
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    Start saving :devil:
     
  9. Aug 26, 2013 #8
    Poland in my top 3 too! :)
     
  10. Aug 26, 2013 #9

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    Why? They've only got pilfered stave churches..
     
  11. Aug 26, 2013 #10
    Ah, now that makes sense...
    How's that romantic? Trolls are supposed to be man eating dolts who couldn't fit among Aesir or Jotuns.
    I think Jotunheim was mentioned in the beowulf saga, but I am not sure- I read it a long back.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2013 #11
    Because Borek is there and I'm a quarter Polish :D
     
  13. Aug 26, 2013 #12

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    Ah, that makes sense. Besides, the Old University of Krakow is the only one I know of that offered courses in magic back in the 16th century. The professors weren't even burned at the stake, so the Polish have a long tradition of tolerance and open-mindedness.:smile:
     
  14. Aug 26, 2013 #13

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    Might be a dumb question, but where was the photo taken from? Is it an aerial shot or is there a fantastic cliff bordering that valley?
     
  15. Aug 27, 2013 #14

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    It is an aerial shot. The valley bottom (some 20 km in length) is broad and flat behind the photographer, ending, effectively, with the cluster of farms the guesthouse belongs to in front.
     
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