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Night Pictures on Top of Mt. Fløyen in Bergen

After dinner the second night, Tuesday April 16th, 2019, I noticed that it was still light out, around sunset. And the funicular to get up to the top of Mt. Fløyen was literally about a block from where the restaurant where we had just eaten dinner was. Given that we'd only have one more full day in Bergan, we decided we'd go up to the top now, and maybe I'd get in some sunset pictures or at least night pictures. The funicular would run until about 11pm and it was around 9pm, so we had plenty of time. So that's what we did.

On the way up, I wanted to take a picture of Stephanie and me using my new remote control (IR shutter trigger). As I was messing around with the camera, someone in the next section of the car said he could take the picture. Rather than try to explain what I was doing, I said sure. I was going to explain how to take a picture but then he looked through the viewfinder and asked if I had the exposure compensation set to +1.0 intentionally. I figured he probably knew how to take a picture and about Nikon cameras (and probably more than I knew). The answer to the question was...sort of/not really. I had been using the compensation just before, but had forgotten to reset it.

While we just missed the actual sunset, I got some good shots of the colorful clouds just afterwards, and then some night shots of Bergen as it got darker. I also talked to the man who took the picture about cameras, Bergan and more. His name is Martin (foreshadow for Part 5).


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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Heading up Mt. Fløyen

The trip up Mt. Fløyen on the funicular from Bergen. They are cars that go on rails up the side of the mountain. One goes up while the other goes down. There are around 4 stops that it makes, including one where the car going up is not at a station but the other one is. Mostly there is only one track, except near the center when the two cars pass each other side-by-side. The cars have about 4 sections, each one can easily accomodate a dozen or more people (not all sitting). There are no walls separating the sections, it's just that the inside is stair-stepped, so the ones towards the bottom are lower, which gives everyone a good view. The car was pretty empty going up.

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While leaving the Thai restaurant, I noticed a group of houses were being...(more)

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Frank and Stephanie on the Mt. Fløyen funicular. Picture taken by Martin, a...(more)

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Looking down after we when through a tunnel/underpass going up Mt. Fløyen.

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The sun had mostly set, but there was some nice colors in the clouds.

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More sunset colors, only richer.

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A portrait orientation of the sunset colors while going up Mt. Fløyen.

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Looking sideways as we went up Mt. Fløyen. The reflection of the light in our...(more)

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More views out the side of the funicular as we go up Mt. Fløyen.

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This was a point where we stopped in the middle of the hill while the other car...(more)

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Looking down at the sunset colors.

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End of the line, at the top of Mt. Fløyen.


On Top of Mt. Fløyen

When we got to the top, the colors were really growing, with yellows, oranges, and soft reds, with the clouds being under-lit by them. A wide deck with several levels allows for clear views of Bergen and the Vågen Bay below.

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Three different versions of the sunset view of Bergen from the top of Mt....(more)

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A panoramic view of Bergen at sunset from Mt. Fløyen.


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Even though it looks like daytime, it was getting darker. My camera can be...(more)

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The funicular track is visible at the bottom center.

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Bergen at dusk.

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Another view of Bergen at dusk.


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A panoramic shot of Bergen at dusk from the top of Mt. Fløyen.



Back Down

As it got darker, it was getting colder. I had loaned Stephanie one of my jackets (I had multiple layers). And if we didn't take the 10pm car, we'd have to wait for the last one (at 11 maybe). We headed down, but planned to return during the day tomorrow. The car going down was more crowded, but it wasn't too bad. The trip takes about 10 minutes or so.

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The funicular car at the the station at the top.

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A picture of Bergen from Mt. Fløyen as it was getting dark.

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The Bergen fishmarket at night. I liked the contrast between the darkness...(more)

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Another shot of the Bergen fishmarket at night.

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A night picture of Bergen across Vågen Bay at night. The lights of the...(more)

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A night picture of Bergen across Vågen Bay at night.

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A night picture of Bergen across Vågen Bay at night.

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A night picture of Bergen across Vågen Bay at night.




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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