Rondane is famous in this country partly through a painting which 'everyone' has seen and which tends to crop up in the most varied places. It's one of those completely classic things in the history of Norwegian art.
The painting is called Vinternatt i Rondane (A Winter's Night in Rondane) and was painted in 1913-14 by the great Norwegian painter Harald Sohlberg. Oil on canvas. It can be seen today in the National Gallery in Oslo. It looks like this:
Today the spot where Sohlberg took his view from (people tend to say 'the place where he painted it', but I tend to doubt that considering how incredibly cold it must have been there at the time ;-) has been turned into a lookout point so that tourists and other interested parties can stand at a rather fancily designed concrete promontory and see the exact same view that Sohlberg painted. The summer before last I stopped by there with my parents and a friend, and was able to take this - in my own humble opinion - absolutely beautiful picture of Sohlberg's beautiful view. Maybe the best photo I've ever taken. I think it was an incredibly lucky shot.
And somewhere in there is our cabin ... :-)
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