July 31, 2012

Deconstructing Norway: A tune for travel, on backroads and byways

LILLEHAMMER, Norway — The visitors touring Maihaugen Heritage Village were itching with curiosity. They’d wandered the site’s narrow lanes and peered inside the 200-year-old log cabins. They’d explored the craft shops and traditional hand-hewn barns brought from far-flung farms and forests and reassembled here, under the trees. Now they wanted to know if any of Norway’s leading figures — statesmen, film makers, painters or artists — had their roots in these humble huts.

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