Monday, July 8, 2013

Bergen…

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.

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

even with the renovation, that's a cool row of buildings! the sloping street gave a cool 'feel'. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great old buildings. I love the shapes and colors. And the photo looking down the curvy street--wonderful!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the bright colors of the buildings -- great shots.

Mary said...

Beautiful! All lovely photos. Such color, and i love the old streets! :). I think my favorite photos are those of the wildlife. The Norwegian wildlife is very similar to ours!

Lydia Martin said...

A great and colorful collection...event he blue mesh! :)
Alarmed at the wildlife however...no zoos there? ;)

Brian King said...

Those buildings and streets are awesome! If I had to live in town, I'd like to live in a place like that. Lots of nice color, too.

MEcoy said...

great shots Barbara, and that was such a wonderful place to live in
and those berries seems so yummy

Chatty Crone said...

Barbara I would love to see that! sandie

Amazing wonders in my life said...

I enjoyed the pics... wish like visiting that place...

Rose said...

I have sure enjoyed your series of shots...even with the work being done in the one shot...still love it.

Nicki said...

I love cobblestone streets and the colorful buildings - it is so romantic and exciting at the same time.