Odda is supposed to be one of Norway's ugliest towns and although one can somewhat understand why upon entering the town and laying their eyes on a factory spewing out smoke, the beautiful Hardangerfjord, some pretty, colourful houses and this old power station belie this cliché.
This beautiful 1906 building is no longer a functioning power station but it houses the Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry. It offers guided tours and has a café. The area is stunning with glaciers, myriad waterfalls and spectacular mountain lakes and trekking routes.
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Noel_Byrne (24850) 2013-09-27 11:42
Amazing scene you have captured here. I would believe if you said this was an ancient palace such is its beautiful presentation and reflection. The building is a fantastic piece of architecture, hard to think of thIs being a power station. And of course, you have it presented against the classically beautiful backdrop of the mountains. Really an excellent image, thank you for sharing
All the best
daddo (24406) 2013-09-27 16:48
Namaste Prajwal. Totally unexpected image from Norway. The setting and even the architecture remind me of northern India or Turkey by the Black Sea- there is something oriental in the elegantly decorated architecture.Wonderful composition, reflections and overall result. Had you used a CPL you could have defined more the sky. Regards. Klaudio.
vjmite (3878) 2013-09-28 1:08
This power station does look attractive with its reflection, and the snow-covered mountains in the background. good composition and color.
chantelley (113) 2014-01-12 13:10
Beautiful photo! I love the reflection on the water