Monday, November 03, 2008

Bergen - Where My World Started

I came into the world in Bergen, Norway more years ago than I care to remember. I'll show you two overview pictures of the central part of the city (it now has 250 000 inhabitants).

The first one was obviously taken from a plane and we are looking towards the south east


The second one was taken from Mt. Fløyen, looking back in the opposite direction.


Equally obvious is the fact that we are fairly well acquainted with clouds and the occasional rain.



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42 comments:

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's!!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care.

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic pics, I also think your header pics are tremendous. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Anne-Berit said...

Jeg er ikke med på My World,men må bare si at du bor i en vakker by.Og bildene dine er flotte!

Louise said...

Very nice pictures. So colorful!

Ann said...

Wonderful shots, such gorgeous views, captured so beautifully.

kjpweb said...

Breathtaking! And such a beautiful, green landscape!
Cheers, Klaus

leslie said...

No wonder so many Norwegians have moved to the west coast of British Columbia in Canada! Very similar coastline and weather.

Maria said...

A wonderful town, and your pictures are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Gmj said...

And this is why you are a sturdy lot! Beautiful, thanks for sharing your world.

babooshka said...

Magnifcent overview. W e may share the rain, but Nrway still has the best sunsets.

Maria said...

Thank you RuneE for your nice comment of my blog :) I'll be trying!

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful images.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love these aerial views. It shows how significant the ocean is to Bergen. I'm surprised at how many tile roofs there are.

Mojo said...

Magnificent views! Those glacier-cut harbors must be a welcome sight for mariners in those waters -- especially in winter!

John said...

Meget flotte bilder og utsikt!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Har nesten lyst til å si at det er vakkert i Bergen, men som trønder så blir det litt vanskelig å innrømme ;-)

Reader Wil said...

Yes this is what I had seen of Bergen from Mt. Fløyen. The view is stunning. I can see Bryggen, where I enjoyed walking around and see all those lovely old shops.It's great to see this again.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks also for your comment on my blog.

imac said...

Ok, my friend, you have me hooked.lol.Beautiful.

GMG said...

Hi Rune! Love these pictures, and Bergen as well! Have to try to get back; 27 years is too long ago...
For the time being Blogtrotter is departing Armenia. It leaves you however with a view that Tsar Nicholas didn’t see… ;))
Have a great week!

Lifecruiser said...

Yes, I have heard about Bergens rain... It looks like a very nice place anyway, despite the rain :-)

Gorgeous air photos!!!!

I recently were visiting Hurumhalvön and have been to Dröbak too. We did drive from Stockholm to Hurum.

We've been talking about making a longer trip in Norway, we'll see when that can take place.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Reminds me of the area around Puget Sound where I live. Love the water! Thank you!

fishing guy said...

Rune: Your country is so beautiful from above and on the ground..

Jeanne said...

Beautiful coastal town. Very interesting perspective of it.

momgen said...

Wow Norway I like it...TC

Mine is up

Rebeckah said...

I love your pictures! Every week you take my breath away!

D Herrod said...

Wow! I enjoy my weekly tours of your country.

evlahos said...

wonderful place, excellent captures. i really want to visit this place

antigoni said...

Lucky you! Great place to live!

Betty Flocken said...

Your photos are beautiful; so is where you live! I saw your comments on Abe's blog and disagree with you. As a citizen of one of our most loyal allies, Norway, you most certainly have the right to comment on our politics. Thank you for your interest in American Politics and your friendship with our country for all of these years.
Based on the few photos I've been able to look at so far on your blog, I have to tell you; You live in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

Arija said...

Thank you for sharing Beautiful Bergen with us, famous for giving us YOU!

Kathrine said...

Har vært i Bergen mange ganger, og jeg skal kanskje ikke si det, men det er Norges vakreste by.
Kultur, arkitektur, menneskene der...Og så ble min sønn hjerteoperert i denne flotte byen:)
Sjøl bor jeg i Trondheim ,-)

Ha en flott dag!

Pernille said...

Bergen er en utrolig vakker by. Har vært der mange ganger og aldri opplevd regn der. Føler meg litt snytt på det området;)
Nydelige bilder som alltid, Rune:)

AphotoAday said...

I don't like flying anymore, but these shots are certainly impressive...

PERBS said...

Both are neat photos of YOUR island but I like the second one best. It must have been fun to live on an island.
I lived on Oahu in Hawaii for three years as an adult but it never seemed like an island to me except at Christmastime when there was a shortage of Christmas trees being shipped in. . .

Your world is beautiful.

Ladynred said...

Amazing shots. Very nice place to visit.
My entry:
Travelherethere

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

ONe day I hope to visit Norway after seeing it so beautifully on My World and SWF

Lilli & Nevada said...

You have a beautiful area. We have the coast here as well that gets a lot of rain.We have a lot of rain in Oregon, not in my part of Oregon tho. Thanks for sharing

Barbara Martin said...

You live in a wonderful country, of mountains and the sea so close.

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.

Mary said...

How nice to climb a mountain to see the city below! Lovely photos and gorgeous view!

ewok1993 said...

What a charming lovely place to enter this world. I enjoyed your photos. They're soooo beautiful.

Wren said...

Beautiful scenes from the plane; I'll have to think about finding or taking some of my birthplace

Rambling Woods said...

Very dramatic post for MW..I love the tall ships with their sails...