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A Horse House of a Different Color

 

Not like any lighthouse I have ever seen.

 1867 Stabben Lighthouse, Florø, Norway.

 

Today is my turn at Vision and Verb again,

about things that are different from what you expect.

 


A Horse House of a Different Color

 

Not like any lighthouse I have ever seen.

 1867 Stabben Lighthouse, Florø, Norway.

 

Today is my turn at Vision and Verb again,

about things that are different from what you expect.

 


comments (65)

  • Ken
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2011, 00:34
I want to live there!
Ginnie Hart: Other than the post-boats passing by, you might get a bit lonely, Ken, but you sure would have beautiful views!
So do I, but only if I can get broadband access. A fascinating building Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! The things we require for our living space, Les! I love it. Thanks for the smile.
  • Peter
  • USA
  • 18 Apr 2011, 03:30
Lovely photo ginnie! This is great, I have to agree with the others, I would live here if I could. smile
Ginnie Hart: You would certainly have much to photograph, Peter! smile Thank you.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2011, 03:47
A very cute lighthouse, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kay. Cute enough to make sure we were all out on the deck to see it!
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Apr 2011, 03:49
Very different true, but makes it unique....I'd take that wink
Lol @ Les' comment smile
Ginnie Hart: 'Different' can be very wonderful, SAVO, I'm sure you'd agree. That's the point. We just need to believe it more often in this world of ours. Thank you...and yes, LOL at Les. smile
  • alex
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2011, 04:33
Beautiful find, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: We all made sure we were on deck for this beauty, Alex. Sure am glad we didn't miss her. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2011, 04:43
smile Light-house, the Norwegian took that literally, a house with a lot of light.
A beautiful picture, we knew it would be on the port side of the ship, I am glad we did not miss this one.
Love the fog in the distance.
Ginnie Hart: The things we did to get these pictures! No wonder we didn't gain any weight. smile I'm so glad the boat made sure we saw this. It was totally worth it. Hartstikke bedankt, MLMAMV.
  • remla
  • France
  • 18 Apr 2011, 04:50
drole d'endroit, y vivre ne doit pas être facile !
Ginnie Hart: Life would definitely NOT be easy there, Rem, but there would be the satisfaction of saving boats from crashing! smile Merci.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 18 Apr 2011, 05:00
Its nice but I Wouldn't want to live there!
Ginnie Hart: It would be a hard life, Etomi, no doubt about it! But you'd have a lot to photograph in the first month or so. smile
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2011, 05:03
What a gorgeous lighthouse Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kala. It sure is 'outstanding in its field,' as the saying goes! smile
Hard to explain! I just love this country! I'd like to live in Norway! While the gray in my despair I at there! it is part of the landscape! like snow, it is the essence of this country! Your picture still retains the ambience! Ginnie good day.
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean about Norway, Mathilde. It's considered one of the best countries in the world today...for just about everything. smile Merci.
Cuckoo Ginnie, I know this lighthouse, it is near Kristiansund, I am crossed in this corner(place) there in 2009, there are many islands beautiful photo, kiss, good day...
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad you've seen this with your own eyes, Pierrot. It's a beautiful spot on Mother Earth! smile Merci.
OMG, I have to go to Norway!! Absolutly stunning!!
Ginnie Hart: You'd have a heyday with that Hurtigruten fjord cruise, Marion. I highly recommend it! Hartstikke bedankt.
great close up in depth powerful composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. It came and went so quickly. I'm glad we saw it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Apr 2011, 07:21
It looks like a house with a tower on top: and it looks COLD Ginie!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris, and, yes, it was cold almost our entire trip. But we still loved it all! Thank you.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Apr 2011, 08:30
It looks very good to me they must have had fun building it
Ginnie Hart: I can't begin to imagine how they DID build it, Vintage. Unbelievable! Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 18 Apr 2011, 08:46
that sure is an odd lighthouse
Ginnie Hart: Odd, different, unique. A horse of a different color. smile
If this is in Norway I imagine it must have been taken in a fjiord Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Stanley. As my text says, it's in Florø, Norway, outside the town in one of the fjords. It was wonderful to see. smile Thanks.
Isn't this fabulous?
Ginnie Hart: Just what the doctor ordered, Chad. smile
Yes, this is quite different. Seems a most efficient design.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love how wonderful 'different' can sometimes be, Mary!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Apr 2011, 10:49
You being the long lost twin of a 6'6" Norwegian grin That is funnier than the light house's shape.

Seeing this picture, brings back two memories. The one which is not so clear - is of a group of people (some related) travelling by boat to this light house and staying there for a short time. I can't remember if it was a movie, a documentary about something, or just some visuals for a song. It is indeed a building you don't easily forget.

The second memory is of a square silo in Sweden. Also something unexpected at the time.

The advantage of such unexpected things is that when they happen, your thinking boundaries start to extend.
Ginnie Hart: You have clearly gotten the point of my V&V post today, Louis! Thank you. The whole world needs to be in a place of extending its borders, methinks. We'd all be in a much better place, if so. Hartstikke bedankt.
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Apr 2011, 10:53
We lived in Sandvika, 7 or 8 miles up the Drammensveien from Oslo back in the 60's and my father took us to an island just off Florø. It belonged to one of his NATO colleagues who loaned it to us for a fishing trip. We took a fishing smack to the island and were stranded (blissfully) there until it came to collect us a week later.

I'm not sure I'd find living here quite so blissful, what with all that maritime traffic spoiling the fishing! Still, no gardening, so that's a bonus.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for sharing all that, Colin, because it's clear you understand a place like this. I'm not sure how much maritime traffic this place gets but apparently enough to warrant a lighthouse. Thanks.
Terrific shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Tom!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Apr 2011, 11:07
It is an atmospheric picture - in a misty and desolated looking rough landscape! The lighthouse , my first thought was: it must be a lighthouse- looks like a brave, robust, weatherbeaten, and stoic being, steeds het hoofd boven het water houdend zoals de Nederlanders zouden zeggen en doen.
Later I'll read your meditation at V&V and look at all your photos taken in Norway - everybody gains his/her own experiences - I remember Norway as a fascinating, often very lonely and misty- grey country, but at last I became almost a bit depressive (maybe, caused by less sleep than usually because of the long day-light till midnight during the summer) and I longed for vibrant and colourful towns like Bergen...
Ginnie Hart: Youve mentioned something, Philine, that I'm guessring would be very hard to get used to...the days of 'too much' light and those of 'not enough.' Those who have lived with it all their lives surely have learned how to cope. But I'd love to see the studies on what happens to people during the dark periods. I agree with you on how depressive that could be. Bedankt.
A beautiful photo Ginnie. The lighthouse is indeed very different that others and that makes it so unique.
Ginnie Hart: Unique, different, wonderful. It was worth waiting for that day! Thanks, Laurette.
  • didier
  • france
  • 18 Apr 2011, 11:31
irréel !!!
un endroit magnifique et certainement terrible si le temps le décide !!smile
Ginnie Hart: It was like something from a fairytale, Didier, yes. Unreal. Merci.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 18 Apr 2011, 11:56
that better be at high tide lolol cute little light house!! i like this one Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: I never thought of low/high tide, Elaine. Good point. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Apr 2011, 12:49
How beautiful is this!
Ginnie Hart: It sure made my day, Ray. smile Thanks.
  • Z Joya
  • Korea (South)
  • 18 Apr 2011, 13:03
i like how isolated it is:0 nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: Very isolated, Z! Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 18 Apr 2011, 13:04
WOW! I want to go there and stay there. Amazing, Fantastic, Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: it's really something not seen every day, Foto'S, that's for sure! Thanks.
It is a mist unusual effort! I reckon they used left over bits from building some houses!

I'll have a look at V&V later
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love how different it is, Bill! Thanks.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 18 Apr 2011, 13:24
This is amazing! Great find!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sil. I'll never forget it. Grazie.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 18 Apr 2011, 14:36
Superb and original. It's a great capture. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely day. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Antoine. Merci.
Yes, it is different Ginnie. Nice
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes different really is nice. Thanks, Beverly.
Actually, Ginnie, this looks more like a light "house" should look, I imagine, than what we're use to seeing. This genuinely looks like a house at least. Heh! Heh!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Alex! grin Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2011, 16:17
Beautiful image, fascinating! Imagine the solitude operating the light.
Ginnie Hart: Someone was made for the job, Rob, I'm sure. I hope they aren't stir-crazy! smile Thanks.
  • Pixeluz
  • Brazil
  • 18 Apr 2011, 16:50
Probably only in Norway this kind of lighthouse because of the fjords. Though there are fjords too in Chile, i should visit as soon as possible, living very close.
I do like your framing, making us imagine the landscape...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, PixeLuz. This was such a delight to see.
What a darling house. No trouble from the neighbours then
Ginnie Hart: No trouble whatsoever, Janet. smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 18 Apr 2011, 18:22
Magnifica, siempre esta rodeada de agua? o la marea baja
Ginnie Hart: We think there is always water even in low tide, Oscar. It's very deep there, not far from where our ship passed. Gracias.
A prisom for one man this could be!
Nice place.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Wim, I'm sure you're right, but let's hope not! Bedankt.
That really is an unusual find Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, I agree. Worth staying on deck for! Thanks.
So different, makes a great image, doesn't look as robust as many lighthouses over here, was it in a fairly sheltered position.
Ginnie Hart: It is only as sheltered as you see, Martin, with open sea behind my vantage point. Most interesting to see. Thanks.
Is this realy a lighthouse? Amazing !! This is a true house with a little light. Living there - maybe for a day or two (I will miss my garden)
Ginnie Hart: It might make a nice B&B for one night, Elsabe. Hmmm. Now that's an idea. smile Thanks.
I really like this, both shot and house on a rock.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John. It was pretty dramatic. smile
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 18 Apr 2011, 21:03
That's a lonely house...
If you want to live quiet and hear the waves, this is the place.
I think I'sd like it... for a while smile
Ginnie Hart: For awhile it would be therapeutic, Fokkio. After awhile it would be hypnotic in a stir-crazy sort of way? Bedankt.
How interesting!
I've never anything like this before!
Too big for a lighthouse.
Too small for a church. wink

I wanna live there now.
Great place to contemplate.
Hang on, where's the nearest Chinese take away?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Where's the nearest anything?! I'm sure it's not all wine and roses. The good thing is that Florø isn't more than a small boat ride away. smile
It looks a bit vulnerable. A wonderful picture, Ginnie, emphasises the remoteness.
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Graeme: vulnerable and remote, but built on a solid rock! Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 18 Apr 2011, 22:25
It looks like it's going to sink during a high tide smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it's been tested, Maria, but it's still standing as solid as ever, or so it appears. smile Thanks.
Fantastic detail and Penny loves your Lighthouse as do i.....i like your treatment that leaves the mountains there but almost not....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir (and Penny). I can imagine there are days when the sun is shining brightly and everything is in beautiful focus. smile
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 19 Apr 2011, 01:45
This is exceptional. It looks like it was live-in lighthouse.
Ginnie Hart: I just checked my book, Bandoras, and found out it was inhabited until 1975, at which time it was automated. It's had quite a history. Once a ship rammed into it and destroyed it by its prow. A new tower was then built and the light capacity was increased! smile
Now that is an outstanding landmark. Beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Not to be missed, Michael. smile Thanks.
I've never seen one like this...
thanks for sharing. great shot as always.
Ginnie Hart: It's fun to see the creative variations on a theme, Rainboy, isn't it! Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 19 Apr 2011, 07:30
Not easy to access, it is superb on his island, an excellent place to spend a quiet holiday smile Ginnie Splendid shot. Nice day.
Ginnie Hart: We were so lucky to see it, Tede. Very isolated, indeed. Merci.
Cuckoo Ginnie, one of these days, with Mathilde, we shall go(take) up to visit you, we would like to put something on feet for it, if you want, naturally I leave a few days having a walk, then full of kisses, and tomorrow goodbye...
Ginnie Hart: So you know Mathilde?! I would love the chance to meet you both one day. Let us know when you're coming. smile Merci.
Beautiful capture, great place!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei.
Beautifully soft, serene and superbly composed! I love the ghosts of the hills behind!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Pavan. This was one of our favorite sights on our sea voyage. smile
Una buen disparo des esta fafo estratégico por la situación.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bernardo. Muchas gracias.
I love the spot of color against all that grey, misty seascape. What a life that would be being the caretaker of this isolated light! I can imagine hearing the fog horn already.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Doug. What a life...but not for the faint of heart! Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 19 Apr 2011, 15:42
The diffuse and subdued colours really enhance the loneliness of the lighthouse. Great for photographs but I hope the sun came out occsionally on your trip!
Ginnie Hart: We did have sun once in awhile, George, for sure. But I am quite partial to the mist and fog, truth be told. I was not disappointed. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 19 Apr 2011, 21:47
Spectacular scene. I'd frame it. Have I said that before?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Sherri. Yes, we've both said 'it' before. smile
L'ambiance est magnifique. Les couleurs et le cadrage de ce phare restituent une atmosphère maritime très agréable. Il parait à la fois isolé du monde et tellement proche de nous. Superbe cliché !
Ginnie Hart: It took my breath away, Olivier! Merci.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 21 Apr 2011, 09:43
quel endroit étonnant, jolie composition.
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely worth seeing, Marie, and I'm glad I did. Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 26 Apr 2011, 12:10
My mother-in-law also photographed this one. I love it...
Ginnie Hart: Awww. How sweet to think of that, Frida. It's a real treasure to find (kind like geocaching! smile ).
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 29 Apr 2011, 22:37
Isolée...comme au milieu de nul part...
Très jolie prise Gennie

Belle soirée LoLO
Ginnie Hart: It was beautiful to see, LoLO. Merci.
  • Chris
  • South Africa
  • 4 May 2011, 09:29
Wow, this is amazing! Never seen a lighthouse like this either! Beautiful tones - I like how the misty background brings out the lighthouse in the foreground.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chris, for stopping by and commenting here.

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