Surprise struck me when mom and I entered the city of Bergen in Norway. A half big city, inbetween mountains on the west side of Norway. ”You had sun?” people comment when they see my pictures, apparently it isn´t a very common phenomenon in the fair city.
Mom and I arrived late Thursday evening, checked in at the hotel Radisson Blue Bryggen and then took a stroll around Bryggen.
the hotel we stayed at had good standard and was happily situated on Bryggen, the part of Bergen that has it roots near the medieval ages and is on the World Heritage List.
As Visby Bryggen is from the Hanseatic era and also on the world heritage list due to this reason. Arriving in Bergen, the first thing that strikes you are the beautiful colours of Bryggen. I shot several photos of Bryggen from across the harbour.
Strolling the streets in Bryggen is something extra, something even the most experienced traveler isn´t prepared for. Just by stepping in between the old houses, feeling the wood floor under the feet, reading the small signs, numbers and peek through the windows, you start imagining and fantasising about living in the medieval ages.
Peeking out on the back side of Bryggen, you find the streets and stores behind Bryggen, antique- stores, a beautiful flower boutique and my little favorite camera store where I bought my vintage kodak camera. Finally when strolling the streets you reach Floibanan, a cableway reaching higher grounds with magnificent view over Bergen and a little ”troll” – forest.
The churches – Korskirken – Domkirken
Strolling around any town, you find yourself in a church or two, don´t you? Bergen has several churches and both Korskirken and Domkirken is worth a visit.
Bergen has several other sites (maybe) worth visiting as bergenhus fästning, håkonshallen and the lepracy museum. Mom and I didn´t visit any of it, just concluded that they are in Bergen. Something we visited that was worth visiting was Lille Lundegårdsvattnet, a park with a lake close to the city centre. We weren´t the only ones who visited this site and well, due to the weather this wasn´t any surprise. Walking from Lille Lundegårdsvattnet to Bryggen you pass Torgallmeningen, where mom and took a quick stop at H&M, as two happy Swedish Tourists leaving Sweden would.
One of the most joyful parts of traveling Bergen and walking around was the colorful streets and old buildings. Bergen was a happy surprise and one of my favorite cities in Scandinavia, so far.
Photos shot with Canon 5D Mark iii, 24-105 mm Canon lens, 40mm Pancake lens and Lensbaby lens. Edited in Lightroom.