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Sights from Bergen, Norway

I arrived in Bergen, Norway on Monday April 15, 2019. It was late afternoon. I wandered around the Vågen Bay at the center of town a little bit before heading to my hotel and met my friend Stephanie who arrived there the previous day. We then walked along the Wharf area (Bryggen) on the north side of Vågen Bay.

Over the next two days we explored various areas around town shown below. Our explorations of the Nordness peninsula and Mt. Fløyen are in separate folders/albums.

2019 Norway pictures
Part 1: To Bergen
Part 2: In Bergen
Part 3: Nordness area in Bergen
Part 4: Mt. Fløyen: Night
Part 5: Mt. Fløyen: Day
Part 6: Bergenhus Festning (Bergen Castle Fortress)
Part 7: Fjords: The Train to Voss
Part 8: Fjords: The Bus to Gudvangen
Part 9: Fjords: Gudvangen
Part 10: Sognefjord by Boat



Part 11: Flåm
Part 12: Brekkefossen Waterfall
Part 13: Flåmsbana: The Flåm Railroad
Part 14: Myrdal to Oslo by Train
Part 15: Exploring Oslo

Part 16: Oslo Palace and Park
Part 17: Oslo City Hall
Part 18: Oslo: A Night on the Opera (House)
Part 19: Oslo: Helsfyr District
Part 20: Oslo, Solo
Part 21: The Trip Home

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The Harbor and Waterfront

The hotel, the Augustin, was on the southwest penisnula of the bay. I took some pictures looking across the Vågen.

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Looking across the Vågen to Bryggen (the Wharf) in Bergen.

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Statue of the composer Edvard Grieg, known for writing In the Hall of the...(more)

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A statue to Christian Michelsen, responsible for his role in the separation of...(more)

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The fountain at the octogonal Lille Lungegårdsvannet lake. It used to be...(more)

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Iconic buildings on Bryggen (the Wharf) in Bergen.

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Close ups of some of the buildings in the Bryggen area.

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There's a ship with tall masts in the distance. I used a tree to block out...(more)

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I liked the small-town aspect. Also, the tree in the middle is weird.

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More iconig views of Bergen and the Wharf.

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A Greenpeace ship docked at Bryggen.

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The top of Mt. Fløyen and the track for the funicular to get up and down it.

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A statue of a naked Norwegian woman on the side of a building. The Norwegians...(more)

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A tall sailing ship docked at Bergen with the sun behind the mast.

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A tall sailing ship docked at Bergen with the sun peaking out behind it all...(more)


Wandering Around Town

A bit of wandering around downtown Bergen, the part that's not right by the water.

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The white building is a McDonald's. Not gaudy. Amazing!

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The Nykirken (The New Church). The white of its belltower stood out against...(more)

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A view down a narrow road, still on the peninsula, a bit south of our hotel,...(more)

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A sign in an old phone booth. The English version reads: Small rooms for...(more)

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The inside of the telephone phone booth.

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The outside of the "Little Red House."

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Another narrow street.

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The street was Klostergaten.

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A fountain with a sheet of water coming down the side.

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As a bicycle, it might be a bit rusty. As a planter, it's still quite useful.

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The Bergen Katteklinikk is, in fact, a veterinary practice for cats (cat...(more)

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I saw this sign on a fence and found it amusing.

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It follows the fence as it turns.

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And is a knotted weiner dog. I don't know why.

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The door says "ANNO 1645" on the shield carved into it It may likely...(more)

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This bit of odd art in a parking lot in an industrial area seemed out of place.

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A restaurant with a winch.

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The street sign seemed a bit out of place, even more so than the odd art.

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It's an "insect hotel." To be honest, that doesn't really clear...(more)

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Roughly: Welcome to the new Sydness swimming area.

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The water is clear, it's just that there's a good bit of seaweed there.


Urban Art and More

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I liked the mural on this building. It's kind of weird and trippy.

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Then there was the graffiti in Norse Runes. Next to it it translates to:...(more)

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I THINK this is a Norwegian fire hydrant, but I'm not sure.

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Stephanie thought this was Kim Jong-un. I thought it looked more like Uncle...(more)

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A cobblestone street. Neat, thought not fun if you're dragging a suitcase.

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Back to the Harbor

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The top of Mt. Fløyen and the funicular track leading up to it.

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Some big ships in the bay.

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Another weird Dendrite Tree. My theory is that all the trees there communicate...(more)

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Hey, a statue of a naked Norwegian. How novel! Yes, I don't know the story...(more)

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Saw these two drawings on the bottom of a wall. It thought it was cute. I...(more)

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This guy has a shovel, so he must do something productive, right?


Just Desserts

We wanted to go to a particular restaurant but it closed early because it was the day before the day before the day before the day before Easter (Wednesday). I looked around and found a restaurant around the corner from it: Naboen (Norwegian for neighbor). They were going to be closed for the next four days and they weren't crowded. The food was really good and they were very accomodating to our finnicky freakish food f...um...preferences. I had the char (fish) with "poor man's caviar" (tapioca balls marinated in soy sauce and other seasonings). It was good. The dessert menu was limited to us but they did an impressive job. Stephanie and I were both very happy with the restaurant.

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Stephanie ordered just green tea ice cream, which was a component of a dessert....(more)

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I ordered ice cream and they made it quite fancy by serving it with berries on...(more)

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My plate after I added chocolate syrup. The murderberries were quite good. I...(more)




2019 Norway pictures
Part 1: To Bergen
Part 2: In Bergen
Part 3: Nordness area in Bergen
Part 4: Mt. Fløyen: Night
Part 5: Mt. Fløyen: Day
Part 6: Bergenhus Festning (Bergen Castle Fortress)
Part 7: Fjords: The Train to Voss
Part 8: Fjords: The Bus to Gudvangen
Part 9: Fjords: Gudvangen
Part 10: Sognefjord by Boat



Part 11: Flåm
Part 12: Brekkefossen Waterfall
Part 13: Flåmsbana: The Flåm Railroad
Part 14: Myrdal to Oslo by Train
Part 15: Exploring Oslo

Part 16: Oslo Palace and Park
Part 17: Oslo City Hall
Part 18: Oslo: A Night on the Opera (House)
Part 19: Oslo: Helsfyr District
Part 20: Oslo, Solo
Part 21: The Trip Home


This page last modified Jun 15, 2019.
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