The “rorbu” cabins create a distinctive, unique architectural environment in the small fishing villages nestled along the shores of the Lofoten Islands in Norway, an archipelago within the Arctic Circle well known for its natural beauty. These cabins originally provided simple overnight shelter for fishermen, and were painted with cheap red paint made from cod-liver oil. Today the “rorbuer” have been restored and turned into modern accommodation for tourists.
A trip to Bibury, England is like travel back in time. It is a typical Cotswold village with limestone cottages with steeply pitched roofs, beautiful nature, and a romantic, almost fairytale aura. The famous Arlington Row is a popular tourist attraction, and one of the most photographed Cotswold scenes.