Tuesday, October 05, 2010

L is for Lake

The Lake is what in Norwegian is called Store Lungegaardsvann (what charitably might be called Larger Lungegaard's Lake in English). Here is the view towards the south-west one morning last week,

towards the west,

and towards the north-west.

There is a path along the lake where you might find a bench to rest your potentially tired legs and enjoy the view.

If you should wonder how this lake is situated in Bergen, I have included a photo taken previously from the top of Mount Ulriken. You will the see that the lake is not really a lake (although we like to call it that). It is an almost closed bay of what is known as Puddefjorden. If you have sharp eyes you can also see the much smaller Lille Lungegaardsvann (Little Lungegaard's Lake?) slightly above and to the right of its lager sibling.


Today's post is an Entry in round SEVEN of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt. For more, you can log on via the ABC site.

51 comments:

Viola said...

Kjempevakkert!! Litt av en utsikt på det siste bildet!! En benk har du også fått med! Og det bildet over benken, det var bare heeeelt utroooolig!! :)

Paulie said...

Just absolutely beautiful! It is a lake to me. . . U I love the bench also --love the scrolled sides especially!

Did you see my question on your last post? I haven't checked my comments yet so maybe you have replied already.

http://benches4paulie@blogspot.com/

ANNA-LYS said...

Trollskt!
Nu fattas bara Grieg i bakgrunden :-D

lynnwiles said...

It's a lovely lake like body of water from all angles.

George said...

Ωωωωωωωωωωωωωω!!! (exclamation! in Greek)
Have a nice day

Gateglimt said...

Veldig flotte bilder !

Ha en fin uke ;)

GAWO said...

Nydelige bilder fra en vakker dag. Og utsikten på det siste er enorm. Byen vår er vakker. Men det er noe som mangler på bildet :-) .... og noe nytt som er kommet til. Du skjønner nok hva jeg mener. Altså, du må ut på tur igjen og oppdatere bilde. Men du skal få slippe i dag.

Dina said...

Ha, well done!

So still and beautiful.

Malyss said...

In your country, I'm always surprised by the pure and perfect water!Is it the cold that makes it look like a mirror?..The views are breathtaking, and the bench is welcome to take a rest, and feel humble in front of such a beauty..

Ann said...

Some people say that Norway is like New Zealand.

Your photos look like our some island.

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/10/save-world-reduce-pests.html

I did a post on my other site, and did you know that your Norway rat is a very big rat? and it came all th eway to New Zealand

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Supre bilder Rune, dette er en fin start på dagen når man kan spasere i slike omgivelser. Stille vann og så utrolig flotte refleksjoner og ikke minst for en utsikt det er fra Ulriken.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Gorgeous photos...so still and calm. Your visions are always so elegant.

ArneA said...

Er det galskap å planlegge Bergenstur i November. Må jo finne på noe nå som reiser til Europa er blitt så farlig

VALKYRIEN said...

Du store verden for noen bilder! Er jo helt utrolig for noen speilbilder du har fanget her - fantastisk! Trodde ikke vannet kunne bli så stille i Bergen jeg! :)

Jedediah said...

That's quite a view! Beautiful photos.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent lake, I love your perfect and beautiful pictures, mainly the overview and the bench detail, it's wonderful!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

And what a gorgeous lake it is! Your photos are superb as always, Rune! The water is so still and fantastic reflections. Quite a view! Great post for the L Day!

Sylvia

Carver said...

What a lovely lake it is. I love the reflections you captured in the lake.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the lake. The aerial view is terrific.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful, beautiful, and your capture of the jewel like colours and the reflections are amazing. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your country.

Jingle said...

super cute.

Gry said...

Så utrolig stille! Vakkert, og helt ulikt de siste dagers blåst.

Livsnjutaren said...

Otroligt vackra bilder.

Reader Wil said...

Each of your photos is a masterpiece! And some of these places are familiar to me! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for visiting and commenting. My photos aren't mine but borrowed from Wikipedia. It's a pity that I had no pictures myself.

Leo said...

what a beautiful & lovely shade of blue :) the photos are breathtaking Runee! :)

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Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely. But the perspective is fascinating. Clearly NOT a lake from the wide shot, but you woyldn't know it from the closeup.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wendy said...

Every time I see a picture of Norway, I want to go there more and more to see where half of my ancestors came from. Beautiful post for "L".

Barbara said...

Stunning images. Norway looks so beautiful...

Paula Scott said...

Say that five times really fast in English!

Well, you had me convinced that it was a lake. Gorgeous.

Shigune Matsui said...

Wow! It looks very warm right there. It beats the sadness of rainy weather by a mile! What a beautiful, untainted lake!

Wanna see mine? It's at http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/

Trotter said...

Hi Rune! Fabulous shots!! Great that you wake up early... ;)

Blogtrotter Two just left Sardinia 2009, but it couldn’t make it without showing you the incredible Porto Cervo and its yachts... Enjoy and have a great week!

EG Wow said...

Great view from above that shows that the lake is really a bay!

James said...

The reflections are excellent!

Annelie said...

Åååå vilka vackra bilder, så stilla sjön ligger, vackert!
Och tack för din kommentar!
Annelie E
Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

My gosh, that's stunning! Your photos are superb...

Vernz said...

OMG, you really have a vantage view here ... stunning...

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Anne said...

Ikke en eneste krusning på det vannet du, lekkert lekkert og som et speil ligger det der :-) men skjekk den benken da, med innslag av rust, he he, den skulle man hatt du :-)

Takk å Rune for trivelig hilsen i går! slikt varmer en trønderhulder.

Lew said...

Fantastic reflections in your lake! I am still amazed at the stillness of such large bodies of water. As for our hibernation, it is a little early - we finally can leave the air conditioning for pleasant 70F (21C) outside.

ChrisJ said...

Perfect mirror reflections, Rune. Beautiful blue too, sky and lake. That water is SO still.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This L was just lovely. Looks like a place Pipi Longstocking would sail!

Woody said...

What a beautiful lake! Great angles and the panorama is excellent!

Nanka said...

Was in Bergen some years back as the Merchant Navy vessel in which I was travelling was docked here. Really a breathtaking place and so beautiful.The sky nearly seems to touch the waters in the 1st and 3rd picture. The reflections in the still waters is awesome!! Nearly a perfect mirror image!!

Singapoare Plants Lover said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Mar said...

Impressive views and such quiet waters!! Fantastic pictures for the theme.

ABC

kml said...

So beautiful - would love to sit a spell in that bench!

Misfit in Paradise said...

Even with the city still very serene. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Donna - ABC Wednesday

Granny Smith said...

The photos are stunning!

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous photos of a beautiful spot!

katney said...

Lovely lake and such a mirrorlike surface.

Nydia said...

Amazing photos, Runee! It must be so relaxing to sit on that bench and enjoy time!

Kisses from us.

Carolyn Ford said...

The water is as smooth as glass! What a beautiful body of water. I am surprised it is so large...wow, what a beautiful series of pics, RuneE!