2009-08-24 59 10

From Geo Hashing
Jump to: navigation, search

Mon 24 Aug 2009 in 59,10:
59.7525724, 10.2592734

peeron geohashing.info google osm bing/os kml crox


A small grass field next to the road Lierstranda, in Lier, just outside Drammen. The most intresting thing about Lier is, besides its Apples, is the history about St. Hallvard.

Quote from Wikipedia: Hallvard Vebjørnsson (c. 1020-1043), commonly referred to as Saint Hallvard, is the patron saint of Oslo. He is considered a martyr because of his defense of an innocent woman.

According to tradition, St. Hallvard was the only son of Vebjørn of Husaby, a local nobleman in the district of Lier, which at the time was a part of the diocese of Oslo. His mother, Torny, was related to St. Olaf, the patron saint of Norway. Little is known of his life, and all traditional stories relate to his death.

While defending a woman, most likely a slave, who had been given sanctuary on his ship from three men accusing her of theft, Hallvard was killed, together with the woman, by arrows from the men. The woman was buried on the beach. Hallvard, however, was bound with a millstone around his neck, and the men attempted to drown his body in the fjord of Drammen, but it refused to sink and as a result their crimes were discovered.





On my way to Larvik for some other activities, I remembered to check if todays coordinates could be found along the way. Lucky me! Parked some 40 meters from the place, and found the spot under a large tree, just on the mushroom-ring that circled it. And thats about it!