Photographer's Note

This photo was taken in Voss during the extreme sports of 2006. The Voss area hosts the extreme sprots each year featuring paragliding, mountain biking, whitewater kyaking and much more.
In the early Viking Age, before Harald Fairhair, Voss was a petty kingdom. According to legend, the people of Voss were forcibly converted to Christianity by king Olav, who later became St. Olav. A stone cross situated in the town of Vossevangen is said to have been erected at this time. The town contains a stone church from 1277, with a 16th century excentric, octagonal steeple. Just outside the town is Finnesloftet, a wooden guildhall believed to be the oldest profane wooden building in Northern Europe. (

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