tirsdag 2. august 2011

Texture Tuesday - The anything goes edition

As the Legend Goes..

The story starts with Vågekallen, who lived in Lofoten and who was spurned by women in the south.  One female by the name of  Lekamøya even called him  simpleton. One evening when Lekamøya had gone to Tjøtta to make unleavened bread, seven beautiful unmarried sisters escaped from their father, the King of Sulitjelma. When Vågekallen saw the seven sisters dancing naked in the fjord, the temptation proved too great for him. He mounted his horse and rode south in pursuit of the seven sisters.
From Tjøtta where she was baking, Lekamøya heard the huge commotion, dropped her rolling pin, peel and pastry board and rushed home to Leka. Hestmannen, who was woken by the noise, shot an arrow south. However, the King of Brønnøy Island (Skarvågsgubben) saw this and threw his hat up to intercept the arrow which landed in the sea.
At this point, all the individuals were turned into stone as they had forgotten the golden rule. According to Norwegian folk tales, trolls are turned to stone if they do not hide before the sun rises.
In Tjøtta today are three stone monuments which are said to represent the rolling pin, peel and pastry board, on Torget Island in Brønnøy municipality, the Torghatten mountain has a hole in the center where the arrow shot through and Lekamøya stands at Leka.

This photo has two layers of Kim Klassen's magical textures!

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9 kommentarer:

  1. What a beautiful place and your texture work is lovely!

  2. Beautiful image and I loved reading the story.

  3. What an interesting story, and a lovely photo too!

  4. Thank you for sharing this interesting legend. Your photo is just right!

  5. Det var et nydelig bilde, Anette!

    Absolutely stunning landscape :)

  6. loved reading the story and great work with the texture

  7. Great story and picture. I miss so much Lofoten ( been there twice and it was so beautiful).
    Har det bra
    Kram Henrietta

  8. What a beautiful place and story, thanks for sharing Anette! Happy Monday!
    (Seen at Kim's TT)