Everything Must Go

My parents-in-law ran a smalltown department store for close to 40 years before having to close down in 2013. These photos document the Kragseth family’s final days as merchants in Nordfjordeid, Norway.

The combined toys and glass- and kitchenware store known as “Kala” would have celebrated its 40th anniversary on the fifth of November 2013. Only they had to close down just half a year shy of that landmark occasion. A combination of age, health and economic issues meant that the days leading up to Easter that year were chosen to be the final ones for the store that had been built by my girlfriend’s parents – Mrs. Aud and Mr. Agnar Kragseth – four decades earlier.