1895 Print over 100 years old Merok on Gierangerfjord (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.38.

Entitled – Merok. Merok, on the Gierangerfjord. 

From a Photo by Poulton & Son.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Merok. – We now turn northwards by steamer to Aalesund, a prosperous town of 6,000 inhabitants, and the centre of an extensive fish trade.

This town was founded in 1824, and consists chiefly of wooded houses scattered over several islands around the harbour, which is partly protected by a breakwater.

All the coasting and North Cape steamers call here, and local steamers run to Molde in four or five hours.

A special line of steamers serves the Gierangerfjord, which, though but twelve miles long, is one of the finest fjords in Norway.

It is very narrow throughout, and is over-shadowed by almost perfectly precipitous mountains, mostly about 5,000ft., high.

Down these descend innumerable waterfalls, some of which fall from 2,000ft. to 3,000ft., the most notable being the Seven Sisters.

The head of the fjord forms a vast amphitheatre, at the foot of which lies the village of Merok, the subject of our illustration above.

The centre of Merok is traversed by a roaring torrent.

There are several hotels here, wild as the place is, and the hotel shown in our view contains forty-four bedrooms.

The Storsoeterfos, falling from a height of 2,000ft., with a sheer leap of 215ft., can be reached in an hour and a half from Merok.

From the height itself there is a superb view of the mountains round the fjord.

There is a fine new road now from Merok across the mountains to Grotlid, whence it is intended to carry it through to Bredevangen, between Trondhjem and Lillehammer.

This road winds up the mountain in gradual twists and turns, so that you have to traverse a distance of eighteen kilometres instead of four as the crow flies.

The River Otta falls over the mountain side into the river below, but is continually intercepted by the zig-zags of the road, so that the traveller seems to be passing over a multitude of cascades.

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