Tuesday, January 25, 2011

B is for Bryggen in Bergen By day and By night

To those who were Born in Bergen I don't have to say any more.

For those who were not, here is a UNESCO-link.


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

54 comments:

Lara @ Uproad said...

gorgeous light, by day and by night!

Reader Wil said...

We enjoyed our walk in Bryggen. It is so unique and so very beautiful. I had never seen such a street before.
I didn't know that bag was derived from Norwegian, but I do know that many English words came from Old Norsk due to the Vikings who settled in Great Britain. Mail is from mål. As soon as the Vikings used their mål, the Britishers knew they had to pay, so they called it "black mål",that
became "black mail" and mail became message or post, and now e-mail. English is a mixture of Celtic, Latin, Greek, Norwegian, French and Saxon. Consequently it has more words than any other European language. Aren't I a teacher? Or what??I shall tell on my post that bag is a Norwegian word!!

John said...

Love the Scandinavian look in that low light; nice shot. Only went to Bergen once when I worked in Copenhagen; flew in and out for a meeting in the one day. Saw nothing, typical business trip.

Dina said...

The old wharf houses are so charming.
The info in your link is so interesting (as is Teacher Wil's comment).
Destruction by fire is good for one thing, that it enables archaeological excavations before the rebuilding.

Sylvia K said...

I love your post for today and the information in the link you included. Thank you for that, too! Fascinating history! Between you and Wil, I learned a lot today and that always makes for a great day!

Sylvia

Nanka said...

Lovely place and remember a bit of it when I was there some years back, neat and not crowded by day or by night!!

Malyss said...

For the others, it's a very norvegian view, the kind we have in mind when dreaming of Norway..

Carver said...

What a beautiful place. I'm glad you showed us day and night because both are wonderful in different ways.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Nydelige bilder fra bryggen i Bergen.
Har vært der en gang, og dit skal jeg tilbake igjen.
Ha ei fin uke:)

Andy said...

Two great photos! Well done!

Anne said...

Helt klart et verneverdig kvartal!! en atmosfere her som er helt unik, og helt mega for den som er glad i tre sånn som meg :-) Skulle likt å vært på en guidet omvisning der en gang, men det er kanskje ikke noe slikt på gang...

Anneklem på tut over de vestlandske fjellene til deg Rune.

amatamari© said...

Oh the shots are very beautiful!
:-)

p.s.
and thanks for the link!
:-)

photowannabe said...

What a lovely city. My Daughter in Laws family comes from that area. It was fun to see somemore photos.

Paulie said...

Interesting. I thought I liked the 2nd view best because of the lighting BUT the crane is distracting in the background so I will just say, the first one is my favorite.

Roger Owen Green said...

Love the contrast. Like 'em both.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

I would like to come in the daytime to visit....and stay late into the evening. Both shots are excellent!

Hans HB said...

Så du NRK programmet i går hvor de "sprengte" Bergen og bygde byen opp igjen, - med Bryggen, så klart!!
Kjempeflotte bilder dette, du får formidlet på en regnfri måte og det er tiltalende!
...og snart starter eliteserien i fotball og....
Ha en flott tirsdagskveld!

Leslie: said...

BRILLIANT photos - love how you captured the area in both day and night. Have a wonderful week!

Leslie
ABCW Team

imac said...

Ah, thank you for the link Rune, its fasinating, and Im sure you told us about this too.

Kristoffer said...

Flotte bilder av bryggen vår. :)

ChrisJ said...
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Tumblewords: said...

Absolutely beautiful!

ChrisJ said...

Well, I recognized those shots. The colors are beautiful.

I also thought your comment on Ramblin' with Roger about being 'brainwashed' was very clever.
Sorry, had to delete my first comment. Too many mistakes. It's that brain thing again!

webruci said...

Two amazing pictures! I like this north style, the architecture and colors! Some day I wish tovisit your country.
My wife, Sylvia is going to start a norwegian language course in February. I will learn too:)

Have a nice week:)

EG Wow said...

How amazing that this remnant that dates back to the Hanseatic League is still in such greet shape! I really like the colourful buildings.

Eryl said...

What a gorgeous looking place, love the colourful shops, and are those mountains in the background?

Cheryl said...

Day or night, this is a beautiful place. You really brought this one home with your photos.

Cheryl
ABC Team

Paula Scott said...

It is always a happy surprise to stop here-on a visual and informative level! Today is no exception!

Lew said...

Beautiful shots! It is great that after the fire the buildings were rebuilt with the same architecture.

Ann said...

If I have a bit too much, I might go to the wrong house.

becky said...

I have lots of daylight photographs of this Hanseatic League part of Bryggen but nothing like this fabulous night shot you've done!! What a revelation!

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks so much for this lovely "idea"about trip, this city is adorable, I loved those "orange"houses,brilliant street there!
Hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

NanU said...

Bryggen looks like a nice place to visit!

DawnTreader said...

Clever title and beautiful pictures!

Dick said...

Beautiful, I've been there but it was raining so I couldn't get good pictures.

Gry said...

Der har jeg vært!!!! Men hvor har du stått da du tok det siste bildet da? Ombord i en supplybåt?

Vicki said...

Beautiful pictures, both day and night. I love the colors and the structures.

Barbara Martin said...

Lovely! I can see myself walking along to browse the sights in the windows. One day I'll get over there.

Martha said...

Love the sunshine on those buildings! They remind me of the Charles Wysocki puzzles I so love to do.

Gunsside said...

Herlig bilde av bryggen, har vært der noen ganger, men "uten" kamera ;))

Ida said...

Flotte bilder fra verdens vakreste by!
Nydelig kveldsstemning og uvanlig vinkel og perspektiv på nr. 2.
Spennende.

God kveld!

Kate said...

Each photo in its own right is delightful to view. Using the different times of day and light, it makes the posted photos together bore than just interesting...great idea!

Kate said...

Should read "MORE than just interesting!"

nonizamboni said...

Interesting post and history. I really like how colorful the restored buildings are by night and day. Thanks for sharing!

Viola said...

Tenk det, at Bergen kjenner jeg ikke mye til, men på Bryggen har jeg vært :)En gang.. ser flott ut å bare kunne rusle der..

Vårfornemmelser under her ser jeg.. snø som smelter og spirer som dukker opp.. =) Her hos oss så jeg også nye spirer på et tre en dag.. oppe i all denne snøen..! :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This is my first introduction to Bergen. Wow!

ladyfi said...

Those delightful houses look like delicious cakes!

Margaret said...

Every time I come to Bergen, I head straight for this street. i will never tire of this view!

Magamerlin said...

Hermosas fotos me transmiten hogar, una calle muy acogedora. Un placer estar por aquí.
Besos la maga curiosa.

Ken Mac said...

You certainly don't! Just fantastic composition, colors, angles and light

Cildemer said...

Wow! Love your shots! The houses are so colourful!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a beautiful weekend****

ps: I don't think a burro could take such magnificient pics;o)

lynnwiles said...

The beautiful and colorful town of Bergen, wish I could have spent more time there way back when.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such colourful old wooden buildings with an amazing history! Beautiful day/night shots!

PostMuse said...

I posted an "orphaned" postcard featuring Bergen and my friend Malyss suggested I visit your blog. I've spent some time exploring and have added it to my RSS feed. Lovely photographs!