Stolpebod is another name for the more commanly used stabbur, a traditional wooden outbuilding for storing food. Some of the old stabbur are intricately decorated with fine woodcarvings and ornamental poles and doorways.
Read more about them here…
Mr Poulson left Anne a book of Lithographs from Norway, (Norway presented in litoghapic images – from Nature) which includes an illustration from Bolkesjø, as can be seen below:
looking over some views (not well lithographed but interesting as any views of Norway are to us) left on our table by our Ex-guide Mr Poulson who it seems would be glad to accompany us thro’ Norway – the views (1/2 4 to opening a L’Italien) printed here in 1836 “paa forfatterens Forlag. Troft hos Ludwig Risum”. Norge, fremstillet i litho – grapherede Billeder Efter Naturen af PF Wergmann (billederne ere ledsagede med beskrivende Text)Anne Lister, Travel journal, August 9 1839
Photos of Bolkesjø: