So yesterday after I got home from the grocery, I decided to take some time and look through and edit my photos from Bergen, Norway. About fifteen minutes after I got started, the rain started coming down in buckets and the thunder and lightning started. I decided to shut down my computer. Good thing. A few minutes later, the electricity was out and stayed out for three or four hours. Oh, well…
But I have managed to get a few of my Bergen pics edited and will share them today. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and is located on the west coast. Its name in Old Norse means “the meadow among the mountains” and after having been there, I have to admit that it is aptly named.
Bergen has a funicular, called the Fløibanen, that takes you up to a high point over the city.
From there, this is what you see.
Back down at sea level, there is a famous site in Bergen called the Bryggen. It is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings that line the street facing the fjord. It is the oldest part of the city and is quite charming. Of course, it was also a source of photographic frustration for me as the building smack dab in the middle was covered with blue mesh as it was being restored. Trying to work around that building left me with a virtual pile of not-so-good to Yuk! What were you thinking pics. Such is life.
Greg and I did take the time to stroll through some of the appealing, old residential streets of Bergen.
We got to view some Bergen wildlife.
And we ate lunch at the famous fish market and had some native raspberries for dessert.
We enjoyed our visit to Bergen and would recommend it as a destination.