«I was, after the fashion of humanity, in love with my name, and, as young educated people commonly do, I wrote it everywhere.»
As an outsider, the pervasive wealth is both startling and fascinating. Big, beautiful houses, luxury cars and designer clothing. The deep rooted influence of the protestant church, had been superseded by drugs and alcohol. There is no great ambition to change to world. If you come to Stavanger, there is little glitz to great you. People own more things, and better things, but not very different things. This is the lottery winner, that insisted he wasn't going to change much.
Hardanger is being destroyed by unrestrained capitalism and nebelous political forces. Under the guise of securing the power supply of Norway’s second largest city, Bergen, the government, through the state owned company Statnett, have powered through the decision to build a new power line cutting through the unique landscape. When the decision to build the power line was initially made public, there was outrage.