The Lotefos, Norway

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The western shore of Norway is cut by deep bays called fjords. These are dotted with islands, some large, others mere rocks. The whole coast is rugged. Mountains end with the water's very edge. It is a beautiful place to look upon, especially in summer. It is a harsh country for its people to get a living from. On this western coast is the city of Bergen. It is the second city in size in Norway. It has a population of 77,000-about the same as that of Duluth. The two large fjords south of Bergen attract thousands of summer visitors every year. There are mountains to climb, glaciers to see, waterfalls to admire-in fact, all the attractions of fine natural scenery. One of the favorite spots is about 50 miles southwest of Bergen. Here are several beautiful falls worth any traveler's seeing. One of these falls, the Lotefos, is her pictured. The waters come from melting snow and ice down rapids until they reach the place here seen. Here they plunge and tumble in a series of leaps down the mountain cleft. Under the bridge they flow in still other rapids till they are swallowed by one of the fjords. The Skotefos is another falls near by. The waters of Lotefos and Skotefos join below their falls. Opposite them is a third, the Espelandfos, a bridal veil falls. In the country near these falls are pleasant valleys well tended. There are fine orchards, flocks of goats and sheep, and herds of cattle. The grass is wonderfully green and tender because of the moisture. There is so much dampness that grass cannot be cured by leaving it on the ground after it is cut. It must be put on racks. What do you know about the life of the Norwegians? What must it be like in the winter time? Keystone ID: 13414 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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