What: Menhir

Where: Tjore, Grimstad, Norway

Here it is: Just at the side of road E18 outside Grimstad towards Lillesand.

The menhir, 3 1/2 meters high, was disclosed under great festivity in Grimstad and later moved to it's final position here at Tjore. The menhir marks the point, where Knut Hamsun during his last years used to rest on his daily hikes from Nørholm to Ågre bridge over the Reddal-canal. On the menhir one will find a plaque with the beautiful quote from On overgrown Paths: "We are all on a voyage to a place, that we will reach all too soon. We are not in a hurry, we take Fortuitousness as it comes".

© Kirsten Hedvig Rasmussen www.hamsun.at