The silent rooms

«We said goodbye, gave her a hug, and wished her a great trip to Utøya. That's the last memory we have from this room — and her». Dagbladet's Magasinet have visited the bedrooms left behind after the July 22 terrorist attacks.

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16 pairs of shoes are lined up under Isabel's bed, but they have nowhere to go. Andreas's stereo has been humming since last summer, just waiting for a song. The clock on Andrine's wall is still displaying daylight savings time. 

The calendar hanging above her bed, in which she'll never sleep again, will always show July 2011.

-The worst thing isn't mourning everything that we had. The worst thing is mourning everything that will never happen now, says mum Unni Espeland Marcussen.  

Across Norway there are empty bedrooms left behind by the youngsters who never returned from Utøya. Outside, life moves on. Inside, the rooms are left as they were. Drained of life, yet still so full. Of what used to be.   Andrine was the last one to get killed at Utøya on July 22 2011, right at the edge of Nakenodden.   You can still smell her sweet perfume in the bedroom back home in the yellow house in Sarpsborg. They found the purple bottle in the luggage that the police returned to her mum, Unni. She sometimes sprays a little bit into the room.

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