Celebration at Gausta

150-years celebration on the Gausta mountain at Rjukan, Telemark

A Verne-celebration took place at the summit of  The Gausta-mountain, on July 29 – 2011
– the very same place the author climbed at the exact same date, 150 years earlier.


The Gausta mountain in background

The event was arranged by the Rjukan world heritage organization and The Gausta funicular company, in the evening, inside the Gausta mountain lodge. Local musicians performed traditional Telemark music and a presentation on Jules Verne and Norway was given by Norwegian Verne researcher, Per Johan Moe.
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In the same weekend the outdoor play; Marispelet was performed. This play is based on the legend of ‘Mari’ – also a central theme in the Verne novel, Lottery Ticket.

 
Hikers on their way up to the Gausta lodge [im:visitTudddal]
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Gausta mountain 1883 m
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Panoramic roundview
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Gausta mountain lodge
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At the summit, 1883 m
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Welcome & Introduction
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Jules Verne researcher P.J.Moe
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Telemark folk singers
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Presenting Voyages Extraordinaires
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[see PowP below]
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‘Thank you’ for the presentation on Jules Verne and Norway
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Coffee break, during event
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Folk musicians performing
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The Gausta lodge – stone building at 1883 m
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 [The PowerPoint presentation can be viewed below]


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Rjukan / Gausta celebration

Maristien – cliff path across the gorge

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Marispelet – outdoor theatre
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[for photo credits: point on image]


The Rjukanfoss
Unfortunately, the spectacular view of the 103 meter high waterfall can no longer be admired permanently – as all the water nowadays is channelled through a hydroelectric power plant.
But during these July days though, the water is let out in the open:

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[below, video in ‘Height’-aspect/ratio, for ‘sofa-view’ ;-)]

# A newspaper article, covering the event, can be read here

The PowerPoint presentation can be seen as video here:

(Norwegian language)

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Publisert on juni 30, 2011 at 14:46  Comments Off on Celebration at Gausta  
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