Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
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Entitled – Gudvangen. Telephone Station and Hotels, Gudvangen.
From a Photo by Poulton & Son.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Gudvangen. – Past Stalheim, the fjord comes in sight between the still perpendicular mountains.
Opposite is the Kilefos, which falls from a height of 2,000ft.
The upper fall, which is perfectly perpendicular, descends 500ft., when it strikes the projecting rock and is dashed into a cloud of fine spray.
The fall is especially fine after the heavy rains in the spring.
At Gudvangen the valley is so narrow and over-hung by the mountains, that during winter the sun is not seen for months, and the long-continued darkness is positively appalling.
This little town is situated on the Naerofjord, where the scenery is awful in its imposing grandeur.
Sheer out of the water on the opposite side rise mountains nearly 5,000ft. high.
Should a sporting tourist discharge his rifle near the hotel, the report is multiplied till it sounds like a broadside from a battleship.
Sombre though the hamlet looks in our photograph, it has its exciting moments.
Every winter and spring avalanches sweep down from the peaks above with resistless force, and shoot with terrific velocity into the fjord.
Wherever it is possible, too, the houses are built under the shelter of rocks, as a protection against the fitful force of the air currents.
Thus the chief dining hall at the hotel depicted above has been built across two huge boulders, which reach from floor to ceiling, and give the interior the appearance of a grotto.
There is telephonic communication between Gudvangen and Vossevangen.
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