Evening in Namsos

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Namsos, late evening view from Bjørumsklumpen, a 115 meters 'mountain' right in the town center, and with an asphalted road to the top of it. Near the picture center (up left) the Namsos church (1960) and further up in the same direction a modern out of style apartment building (see closeup). The name of the town means the 'mouth of (the river) Namsen'. Namsen runs down the valley Namdalen and is one of the best salmon rivers in the country. There are large spruce forests up-country and earlier the river was used for floating lumber. Indeed, Namsos was founded on lumber industry, and it still has one of the largest sawmills in Scandinavia. There are about 14 thousand inhabitants in the town proper.
(2008-06-07)

Evening in Namsos

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The mouth of the river Namsen and the sawmill, as seen from Bjørumsklumpen (of which you see the shadow) before sunset. And the 'new' bridge, the old Namsen bridge is a little further upstream.
(2008-06-07)

elk statue

In the large forests inland lives the (Eurasian) elk. This is a statue in the city of a male elk; the artist is Skule Waksvik.

coat of arms

The elk is also depicted in the Namsos coat of arms.

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