1895 Print over 100 years old Stalheim Zig-Zag Road (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.34.

Entitled – Stalheim. The Zig-Zag Road and Waterfalls. 

From a Photo by Poulton & Son.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Stalheim. – There are many of these roads in the wilder parts of Norway.

They were constructed about twenty years ago by the military engineers, and, of course, their raison d’etre is to facilitate hill-climbing.

The mountains here rise in terrific precipices, down which avalanches of stone frequently fall in summer and sweep away the road.

Close by, on the right and on the left, there are two beautiful waterfalls; one is the Sivlefos, which, though by no means the most famous in Norway, is difficult to surpass for loveliness.

Here the black rocks, enveloped in spray, form a striking background for snowy masses of foam; the waterfall on the left is called the Stalheimsfos.

The road descends into the valley by zig-zags cut in the face of the Stalheimsklev, a piece of engineering which may well recall the ribbon roads of the Alps.

Nothing conveys a better idea of the sombre majesty of this famous gorge than a drive down the valley.

One actually feels depressed by the stupendous magnitude of the overhanging mountains.

The wonderful Stalheimskleven, or winding road, shown in the view above, ascends by sixteen curves to a height of 1,200ft.

The zig-zags are needed, for the whole distance has to be walked.

Horses require all their strength to draw up the empty conveyances.

We may mention here that it is perfectly amazing to note the ease with which the tourist of to-day can visit the natural wonders of the world.

By the system of co-operative travel it is actually possible to tour among the show places of Europe, and yet live cheaper than if one stayed at a London hotel.

For example, the Association for the Promotion of Home and Foreign Travel organize fortnightly trips to Norway for a trifle over £10.

We conclude this practical hint by advising intending tourists to write to the Association, at 41, Gracechurch Street, E.C.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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