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This picture was taken from the ferry Fedjefjord that transports us from the island Fedje to the mainland 25 minutes away. As a countdown tells the poles, which aid navigation, we are on the way out of the entrance to the island. It`s not often the island is dressed in its winter suit, so I think that it deserved a picture.

This picture can stand as an illustration of a law passed in 1971: Strandloven - directly translated into English as "The beach law". Especially around the capital Oslo and along the coastline towards south more and more land was developed in the costal zone. The law stipulates that there shall be a building-free hundred meters belt in the coastal zone. The municipalities have had the opportunity to provide exceptions from the law.

The strict laws have led to many listed buildings without having to apply for this. And this is a hot news item in Bergen now, with postings in a local newspaper today that the local authorities has uncovered as many illegally erected buildings that the municipality is considering providing limited amnesty if they submit planning application. This picture is just an illustration and has probably only got approved buildings.

Thanks for viewing - enjoy your Sunday!

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