Norwegian Highway Art

BY MARY
July 13, 2009

Should you be driving on the highway in rural northwest Norway keep your eyes peeled for more than just the natural beauty. The Norwegian national road agency is in the midst of a $1.6 billion project that attempts to lure tourists to this often over-looked area by highlighting the landscape with architecture--in the shape of viewpoints, rest stops, benches, winding foot bridges and stairs leading you to the sea.  It has already hired more than 45 architects, landscape architects and artists to create these eye-catchers. And you don't need a car to enjoy it! Some of the projects include resting shelters for bicyclists. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/gallery/2009/jun/29/norway-architecture-art-road-trips?picture=349309595

A rest house for cyclists.