Season preview -- As I drove into the north shore Lofoten
village of Vikten on an early Saturday morning, I found Åsvar Tangrand busily
fixing his house across the street from the Glasshytta, a glass, ceramics
and ironworks studio built and used by him, brother Åse and wife Berit Arctander.
couple normally charge Kr 25 for admission, but seeing me as a curious
early arrival, Åsvar lent me his keys so I could take a quick look inside
and grab a brochure. I kept up the goodwill by buying a cup from Berit.
Travelers approaching Vikten on the E10 should watch out for a
monumental version of the man-boat-and-fish emblem Åsvar created for the
Lofoten isles, hung on a chiseled rock face like a billboard.
photos are taken with the Nikon D100 digital SLR with
the Nikon 20mm f/2.8 D lens.