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I am just slightly modifying the description of another Lofoten photo.
The Lofoten archipelago in the north of Norway is a spectacular mountainous chain of four islands and ┼ is the very last village located in the southernmost part called Moskenes°ya. The islands are dotted with little colourful fishing cabins called rorbuer (singular - rorbu).
Fishing cod is the main activity of the Lofoten Islands since Viking times. The heads and bodies are dried separately on racks. The heads are exported to Portugal, Spain and Italy where the famous bacalao is rehydrated. The heads are sent to West Africa where fish head soup is a popular dish.
This particular rorbu is close to the the Stockfish Museum which in turn is part of the building that houses the youth hostel. ┼ is so tiny that a certain architectural coherence is easily managed yielding colourful results as in this image.

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