Next, I visited the Norwegian Folk Museum. This is an open-air museum,
where buildings from different parts of Norway were reassembled so you
can get a glimpse of the Norwegian countryside without going far from
Oslo. In addition, this is a living museum where various folk crafts are
This is the Gol Stave Church that
was built in the 13th-century. A
stave is a thin piece of wood.
Here I am with one of the
museum re-creators, who is
dressed in a regional costume.
On the left is a farm house with a sod roof.
The sod is used to keep birch bark flat on
the roof. In addition, sod serves to insulate
the house.
Above is a view of the interior of a
merchant's house as it might have looked
in the late 19th-century.