Summer, autumn and winter photos from Honningsvåg and other places on Magerøya island.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Church in Hammerfest (69)


This is the church in Hammerfest. On my way back from Norway I had a short stop here as the first leg of my journey was with Hurtigruten and the ships always stop here. Unfortunately it was again Sunday (the last time I was coming back it was also Sunday!) so almost all the shops were closed, but on the other hand I probably wouldn't have taken so many pictures if they had been open;-)
This time I decided to travel with an old post ship - Nordstjernen. It sails along Norwegian cost only in winter time and it is really small and cosy. Unfortunately I only have photos of some details of the ship (it started snowing too hard when I was done which photographing Hammerfest and I didn't feel like staying outside anymore), but I will post one of them one of the next days together with some picture from one of the newest Hurtigruten ships - you'll definitely note the difference. This ship really has a style (even if it is difficult to capture it with a camera). The deck was extremely slippery!

2 comments:

Babooshka said...

My ancestors came form here. Many generations back about 8. Interesting for me to see.

Jacob said...

I love that photo. Great lighting and the church is delightful. Much more attractive than most of the stuff they build here in the States.