In Jules Verne´s diary, written during the journey through the Scandinavian countries in 1861, he made some very nice drawings from the places he visited.
The diary with it´s drawings are owned by Bibliothèques d’Amiens Métropole, France. Now these unique drawings are presented outside the library for the first time, on the w.w.web through The Norwegian Jules Verne site. We thank The Verne-collection at the library, and Mr. Bernard Sinoquet, for granting this unique permission.
(click on the images to see enlarged version)
Sur «la Josephine» arrive á Sandvigen fjord – admirable situation de la ville – diner – cuisiner fumant son cigarre – promenade du soir – canons d`un navire dont le matelots parle anglais – Vue chateau fond au fjord – rochers dans la rade – description charmante – Jules Verne 1861
By coastal steamer «S/S Josephine » on the Oslo fjord to Sandvika
-maisons en bois rouge …. 6 maisons-
As a comparison can be seen the very same church in today´s setting (2010). When Jules Verne visited the place the church had recently been restructured (1841).
The Google interactive streetview and map embedded below, shows the exact geographical setting of the two last drawings. In the background can be seen the Mount Gausta (with some snow on the top) which Verne and his friends ascended.