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Steinkjerringa. Mor Norge

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Steinkjerringa, the stone woman, was sculpted by Sigurd Sorensen in 1898. It was to be erected in front of the Kongsgård school in Stavanger, but it never was.

In 1925 550 Nok was collected for the transportation of Steinkjerringa to Høg-Jæren , and she was finally placed here in 1927.

The statue weighs 3 tons, and was cut into 3 parts for transport.

She is often called Mor Norge, Mother Norway.

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Comments (18)

PerO the Viking G- on September 27, 2012

Correct placement.

Well done everything, photo, text and placement. ;-)

Amelia Royan on September 27, 2012

I moved this round several times until I found it next to other photos of Steinkjerringa Per. But I still think I have one of the signposts photos in the wrong place. All pure guesswork, but I remembered the walk really well. It was just the distance between the photos that was confusing.

I might adjust the clock on the D40 when I go back to the UK next week! :))

PerO the Viking G- on September 27, 2012

I found the two photos at the Gauleksvarden signpost to be slightly out of position Amelia, but I have posted suggestions to move both of them.

Your problem now is to open you mailbox, so that you can read and accept my suggestions. ;-))

So you're going back to England next week? For how long? Maybe we'll have to postpone that hike to Storaberget then. ;-))

Amelia Royan on September 27, 2012

It's the 'big wedding' coming up, so we're going back to the UK on Wednesday. I hope I have time to buy something to wear - waterproof trousers, anoraks, woolly hats, gloves and hiking boots are not de rigueur at weddings these days. ;-)

Daniela Brocca on September 27, 2012

The women of the end of the '800 were not so feminine, Amelia ;-) I see you had a Pano meeting with Per. That's a good thing. Cheers, Dany

Keep Clicking on September 27, 2012

She looks awfully lonely.

Amelia Royan on September 27, 2012

No she doesn't look so good Dany - battered by the Norwegian weather. :))

Per is my Norwegian tour guide. He picks me up and takes me on a mystery tour approximately once every couple of months. I would never find lots of these places without him.

Hugs, Amelia

Amelia Royan on September 27, 2012

About an hour or so before we arrived here she was visited by about 100 school children KC. She may look lonely, but she was enjoying the solitude! ;-)

PerO the Viking G- on September 27, 2012

The problems you girls have, Amelia! :-))

I have two suits. One for weddings and funerals, (not been used for a long time) and one, (the blue one) for excursions on cold days. ;-))

Who's the lucky couple?

Amelia Royan on September 28, 2012

My oldest Grandson! I think you could be right about 'old lady'. ;-)

mbe21 on October 5, 2012

Hi Amelia,

Good shot, I LIKE the perspective and colours and the info is very interesting, I always like a good bit of info and try to include it with my shots when I can.

Cheers Mick

skida on October 5, 2012

That's a lovely shot from a low vantage point, Amelia. The sky looks great over the deserted landscape. By coincidence, I was listening to Nick Drake while viewing photos and when I came to this one his song "Northern Sky" started. A magic moment!


Sunpixx on October 8, 2012

Nice photo Amelia Royan!

Greetings Sunpixx

Amelia Royan on October 10, 2012

Thank you Luka tourist. I do hope you were able to read the information here.

Greetings from England, Amelia

Amelia Royan on October 11, 2012

Hi there Mick, yes I agree - a bit of information helps on a photo! Mor Norge looks a bit isolated here, but she does get lots of visitors in the summer season. It can be a bit bleak on a cold and windy day though.

Cheers, Amelia

Amelia Royan on October 11, 2012

I think at this point I was sitting against a rock having a bite to eat and some coffee Keith, but not Starbucks! ;-)

Talking of Northern Skies, I wonder if you saw the Northern Lights in your area on Monday? We were out and about walking in the Lake District, but probably went to the pub just a bit too early! Another missed opportunity!

Cheers, Amelia

skida on October 14, 2012

I missed it too :(

thor@odin™ on October 23, 2012

Wow mother Norway is for sure a tough lady ;) LIKE but why deported like this?? Warm wishes, Peter

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  • Uploaded on September 27, 2012
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2012/06/06 13:47:48
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