Every day I pass by this small farm. Since it is abandoned I don’t know the future for these buildings, but especially the barn is very beautiful. A bit marked by times passed, but it has all the character of old barns from this district of Norway. That is, it is red of course. It has the white decorations, and it has a blue door. It is all very typical, and I think it looks lovely, but these buildings are vanishing. Some of the farms are abandoned, the rest are getting bigger. And they build new barns, that is, not barns at all, more like any type of industry building. I will not show any pictures of these new farm buildings. I guess you know what I mean. Buildings that are big, practical but without any soul.
But if you travel through Norway you still see some of the old barns and farmhouses. They might have different colours in different parts of the country. Many places they are brown, some places dark yellow, and in the middle of Norway they are red. And they are all made of timber and wood. Some are falling down, but luckily some are well maintained, like this farm in the mountain valley of Oppdal.