At the end of the 1800s, the British (and other Europeans) ‘discovered’ the beautiful Norwegian fjord landscape. They were looking for perfect fishing conditions, especially salmon and trout fishing. They were captivated by the beautiful landscape.
The Geirangerfjord in Øye, Møre og Romsdal county, cuts nearly 10 miles (15 km) deep into the steep mountain sides. It is one of the most remarkable Norwegian fjords. The wild waterfall The Seven Sisters (Norwegian: De sju søstre ) is a typical landmark along the fjord.
In 1952, the distinctive Ørnevenein (English: Eagle Road) was finished with its eleven hairpin turns through the valley from Åndalsnes to Geiranger. Ørneveien is an engineering masterpiece with a magnificent view over the fjord.
The Geirangerfjord is the most visited fjord in Norway and for more than 150 years, scientists, artists and tourists have flocked there to enjoy the spectacular scenery and landscape.
- See also: The Hardangerfjord…
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Trapped in a love less marriage to a man with good social standing, Anna Karenina does the unthinkable–she enters into a doomed, passionate love affair with another man.
Society will torment her, her husband will ridicule her, but her own guilt will drive her to the breaking point.
With one of the most memorable opening scenes in western literature, Anna Karenina is a literary masterpiece about life, passion, and love.
This lengthy novel is spread over eight parts featuring two alternating protagonists, Konstantin Levin and Anna Karenina.
The elegant and proper Anna, is married to a high-ranking government official, Alexei Karenin. For the past eight years they have maintained a fragile facade. On the outside their marriage appears amiable but in the absence of love, there is nothing but respect and understanding to fill the missing pieces.
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I cant believe I missed this journal! Thank you for posting this! I look forward to reading it! ~Abbey
The actual cover is more helpful; it has a subtitle, 365 Witticisms by Jane Austen, that was unfortunately omitted in the online listings. Bingo! Janeites will also recognize her silhouette in the cover design, but the uninitiated will be clueless. Honestly, Jane-a-Day could be for any famous Jane, like: Jane Eyre, Jane Marple or Calamity Jane! Regardless of this miss by publisher Potter Style, who have brought us a slew of beautiful Austen ephemera like: Jane Austen Puzzle: 500-Piece Puzzle, Jane Austen Mini Journal and Jane Austen Notecards, this is a gem that Janeites should be made aware of.
This classy new 5 year diary has a lot of pluses in its favor to make up for…
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