Photographer's Note

This is Dyrafjeld at the harbour in Oslo and thisa girl is one of many youngster working here!

Thise Norwegian jakt of 1889, among the worlds oldest wooden vessels, is still sailing. After a long period as a sailing- and motorfreighter she was lovingly rebuilt by Hans van de Vooren. Under the name "Anna Kristina" she has sailed the seas for many years, from Spitsbergen in the north to Tasmania in the south.

Her history is the history of the Norwegian yatchs and ketches, who sailed along the coast with fish and goods. Some of them even went overseas with dried, salted fish for the markets in Portugal, Spain, Brazil. The Norwegian yachts combined strength with beauty. Build for sailing in the stormy winter of the North Atlantic they could handle all sorts of weather and conditions. Still, their lines and proportions speak of craftsmen with skills and sense for perfection. Now a gem amongst the sailing ships of the world, she serves the young and the future as a training ship in Oslo.

This photo was taken at the Sollerud harbour in western Oslo. In the WS you can see a photo of the whole ship, taken from the Lysaker harbour on the other side of the Lysaker river.

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