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Haukeliseter 2012

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In the year 867, the Norwegian Parliament decided to build on Haukelivegen a place to stay. The European Route 134 is one of the most important Norwegian roads and passes around Haukeliseter (1000 m asl) above the tree line. Haukeliseter today is the starting point for many hiking and skiing routes over Hardangervidda.

Nikon D5000 | Sigma Fisheye 8mm | Panoramic Tripod Head homemade | 4 Pictures | ISO 200 | 1/250 sec. | F9,5 | 8mm | PTGui | PaintShop Pro

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

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