What: Bust / Hamsun-foyer
Where: Sortland hotel, Vesterålsgata 59, 8400 Sortland, Norway
Here it is: Just follow the E10 through Sortland, then you will be driving on Vesterålsgata.
"But if you go so far as to ask me, what is Eternity, then I am as wise as you and answer: Eternity is just uncreated time, absolutely uncreated time." Knut Hamsun: Look back on Happiness.
The owner of Sortland Hotel, Harald Mical
Jacobsen, has created this beautiful foyer with a bust,
letters, photos, art and info on Hamsun's stay in
Sortland hotel. He has even managed to acquire the
original door of the room, where Hamsun allways stayed.
The actual building, where Hamsun stayed,
was unfortunately demolished during the 1970'ies, but in
the book about Sortland Hotel you will see, in the first
floor of the old wooden building, Hamsun's room, nr. 10,
the largest double room of the hotel and the room with
the best view over the sea.
Also modern literature is highly appreciated in Sortland hotel. Lars Saabye Christensen, one of Scandinavia's best writers today, has his own library in a beatifully designed room, with all his works in many languages and a bust, also made by Nico Widerberg.
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