The August blue sky and the brand new, red life saver cannot hide the fact that this boathouse has seen its best days. Rubbish.
Even so, if it came on the market, one would probably have to pay more than 170 000 US Dollars to get it. I know, because there was a similar boathouse, but with not that spectacular location for sale a few years ago. I couldn't afford it. I actually don't need it either. I don't have a boat and the beach is located only 7 minutes walk from our home.
This is a private boat house on a public bathing resort within the city of Haugesund, but facing the North Sea. The Norwegian government has decided that the sea side should be available to all inhabitants, therefor the building of new boat houses within the cities is prohibited. This being a public beach makes it impossible to build new houses here. I am fine with that. I so enjoy being here any time of the year.
The Bay of Whale is naturally formed by the mountains and bergs, but to protect the bathing guests from the strong currants a breakwater is built to the right in the picture. These are dangerous waters, one can see the currants even on a silent day like this. The light house to the left is an ancient sea mark.
The beach was built for public use in the 1930-ies. The architect has so loved the art deco style. Even today the eyes find it pleasant to admire the familiar art deco lines, vogues en vogues, so very fitting. It's comforting that the rubbish boat house never will come for sale or being allowed converted into a villa. These locations are treasured by all Haugesund's inhabitants, and so they shall remain.
Linking to Rubbish Tuesday with Roan. http://rubbishbyroan.blogspot.no/
A great place in a wonderful setting. Tom The Backroads Traveller
It's a wonderful boathouse. Talk about a beautiful view! WOW. I think it's great the area is being kept natural. Thanks for joining in Felisol!
dear felisol...oh!..those boat houses are just a child's dream come true...what fun we would have discovering them and then maybe i wouldn't be afriad somuch of the sea, inside the protection of those sea houses!...i am glad that the norwegian government protects them and there is no building of modern houses on the shore..these boat houses are certianly not rubbish!....love terry
These photos are of a charming area, even the boathouse has a beauty--and a sadness maybe. Wonder if it might be legal to just screw a few boards onto that door?
NOT as "rubbish" as one might think!
What a gorgeous spot! I'm always happy to see areas of natural beauty unspoiled by modern buildings or overcrowding.
How wonderful that you are so close to the beach! I grew up across the street from the canal where the clam boats lined up. I would hear the clam diggers very early as they departed for the Great South Bay. To me any place that is on the water is special. I love your photos. The colors in Norway are always so vivid and spectacular. How happy I am to see you blogging again Felisol.
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