Indoor at Krekke

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Being indoor when it is very cold outside is very nice, especially with a burning stove that gives nice sounds and smells. And warmth. This image was taken at Krekke seter in the Easter of 1964, and shows the Swedish girl, Jenny Rinnan, reading by the light from the window. There was no electricity there, so sitting by the window was often necessary if you wanted to read or write. When it grew darker towards the evening, you would not lit the oil lamps until it was quite dark. In the transitional hour, in Norwegian called skumringstimen, it was time for doing nothing except that, watching the day grow into night.

4 Comments on “Indoor at Krekke

  1. How lovely! The feeling in this picture, with the light from the window bathing this charming young lady in a natural glow, reminds me of a Vermier painting. You see, you were already an artist so long ago… Linda

  2. I think “twilight time” would cover “skumringstimen” well in English:
    “Heavenly shades of night are falling, it’s twilight time … purple-colored curtains mark the end of day …
    Deepening shadows gather splendor as day is done …”

    I have very good memories of Jenny Rinnan from Krekke Seter that year…

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