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Vistdal - once again..

My favorite subject, Vistdal seen from Tjelle, in a new kind of weather.

For information on the place, see the first photo below.


Vistdal is a valley that ends in a bay at Langefjorden ("Long fjord") Romsdal, approx 50 km east of Molde, Norway. The area has some of the most dramatic sceneries in Norway. This view struck me when I was passing by, and I just had to stop my car and make a photo.


Behind the mountains to the left, an arm of Langefjorden, Eresfjorden, continues into the valley Eikesdalen. Here are some the most famous of all Norwegian waterfall, Mardøla or Mardalsfossene. (Østre Mardalsfossen is the highest waterfall in Northern Europe with a combined fall of 700 m, highest free fall is approx. 250 m.)


The place just below my standpoint, Tjelle, was hit by one of the worst tsunami disasters in Norway in modern time. In 1756, 15 million cubic meters of rock fell into the water, the resulting tsunami waves were reached 15 m above normal sea level, and 32 people were killed.

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Taken on May 30, 2010