Amelia Heath

Amelia Heath

Posted on 06/12/2017


Photo taken on July  3, 2014



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Jøssingfjord. The Helleren houses

Jøssingfjord.  The Helleren houses
Helleren is a large cliff overhanging two houses at the end of the Jøssingfjord, on the southwestern coast of Norway.

They were built in the early 19th century and abandoned in the 1920s shortly after the first road was opened. The houses are preserved as they once were, as houses for poor families subsiding on a combination of farming, sheep herding and fishing.

The rooves are made of wood, as the cliff protects the houses from adverse weather. Inside they are both very basic. It must have been a very hard life.

To view a video: www.sandalsand.net/video-norway-helleren-in-jossingfjord

Robert Wilson, Henk Bouwers, Cämmerer zu Nau, Ian Wood and 16 other people have particularly liked this photo


19 comments - The latest ones
Nick Weall
Nick Weall
Nice shot ~~~ I wouldn't like to live here though ~~~ xx
4 months ago.
Amelia Heath has replied to Nick Weall
Why not, Nick? I'm sure you could mange to grow a lawn, plant up flower beds, put in CH and H&C running water. ;-)
LGM x
4 months ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
... was there, a lot of years ago.
Nice to see the houses again.
4 months ago.
Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton
Nice solitude though, must be working with the public all day this very appealing... looking at the video electricity and internet suit me.
4 months ago. Edited 4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
At least no avalanche threat. Interesting shot and notes.
4 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Wonderful information !
4 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Although it never rains in this place ;)....I wonder how people could stand to live under a cliff!
Thanks for the link and the video..nice to see inside Amelia!
4 months ago.
Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein
NIce video, too - why not upload it here?
4 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Very well composed. Like this architecture very much. Good Morning ! Wish you a nice day.
4 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Je ne serait pas rassurée d'habiter sous une falaise !!
4 months ago.
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
Very interesting Amelia, nice shot... YS... John.
4 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
I would not feel safe, living under the cliff !!!!!!!!!!!
4 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Amazing houses; well captured.
4 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Fascinating that they still stand.... I'd be scared stiff of rockfalls!
4 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
It's hard to know whether to experience that overhanging mass of rock as a threat or a protection - amazingly dramatic and very striking. And not much gardening to be done there.....
4 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A fascinating image and background info, Amelia. You've done well in controlling what I'd imagine was a significant tonal range too.
4 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Very nicely composition of an interesting sight, great framing. They remind me of houses from around the same time that I have seen in fishing villages in Newfoundland.
4 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
The house has been built nicely into the space available for it and looks pretty sturday - but in common with others, I wouldn't feel at all safe living under all that rock..!!

It's a cracking image though Amelia.........and an interesting narrative..!!
4 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Wonderful image
4 months ago.