Friday, July 27, 2012

What most tourists don't see in Bergen

Few tourists venture more that a few meters from the main tourist trail in Bergen. That is a pity - since they will miss scenes like this: Ten minutes leisurely walk from "Bryggen" lies streets of well-kept, white wooden houses from the 18th and 19th century. And with nice little people too.

PS Have a nice week-end and an even nicer summer!

35 comments:

Dina said...

Utterly charming, everything and everyone in your photo! The tourists don't know what they are missing.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

lovely but my wife would hate this - rough cobblestones are not wheel-chair friendly alas.

Malyss said...

You should be happy that tourists don't go there! Imagine this lovely baby surrounded by a crowd of foreigners ...
This being said, I like to go where others don't go! :o)
So I would not have missed this part of Bergen!
I hope you're enjoying your summer time, dear Rune!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Excellent perspective of a lovely neighborhood!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Beautiful photo -- I am particularly enthralled by the roadway -- barbara

Lew said...

Beautiful shot, with lots charm! Off the main roads (and away from tourist spots) there is a charm to the way people live. I can also imagine lots of tourists do not want to take the climb to these charming spots. Love your header!

becky said...

we didn't miss those streets...we took time to venture up into the hills...love the stone streets...

Jackie said...

This is a beautiful view...
I love the perspective and especially love the innocence portrayed here.

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful capture, Rune! And I do agree with you, people do indeed miss so much of the "real" scenes in a country by looking only for the tourist sights! That was one of the joys of living in Europe for three years, I got to see the "real" scenes! Wonderful post as always! Enjoy your weekend!

Irene said...

Vakkert, stemningsfullt. Og et flott perspektiv. Fint du viser frem det jeg har gått glipp av :o) Nå skal det sies, at mine turer til Bergen hittil har gitt få muligheter for å utforske byen. Men neste gang, skal jeg bevege meg litt utenfor "turistfellene"

Ha en fin helg!

Irene

detroit dog said...

So very nice! You have a good weekend, too!

Rizalenio said...

She's so cute. Happy weekend. :)

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John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It wouldn't look the same with crowds of tourists! My boys would love it - I work with young men who use wheelchairs and they firmly believe that visiting our local town is only worthwhile if they drive over the cobbles. The wheelchair engineer is less enthusiastic!

Wenche said...

Ja det tenker jeg også når jeg vandrer rundt i Bergen by :0) Så prøver å ta med meg eventuelle nye turister til steder som ikke er så typisk turiststi :0)

Kate said...

So many different textures in this photo make it more than just interesting. The sweet looking child looks like she's about ready to do some shopping; looks like she is interested in what you are doing, too.

Birdman said...

Life goes on--- all over the world.

Ken Mac said...

angles!

HansHB said...

Herlig!
Ønsker deg en strålende ukestart!

Barbara Martin said...

Perhaps some tourists have misgivings about venturing away from the main location and becoming lost.

A very sweet photo, RuneE. My eyes are a bit better with rest, wild berry juice and some holistic healing.

Darlene said...

What a darling pictures this is!! I love the little girl in her doorway. I would also LOVE strolling down this beautiful street. The neighborhood looks so captivating. I find the paving most interesting as it seems to differ so much from house to house. Is it that way all the way through the streets? It almost looks as if the street in front of each house had been done at different times. Do the owners have to do their own or what?

I would have a hard time with my wheelchair though. That middle section looks lke those longish stones are way above the ground. I think Dick would find it hard to push me around.

Banjo52 said...

You must have been lying down to get this perspective! Whatever you did, it really worked. From a nice but fairly ordinary shot of kid, houses, cobblestones, you take us something with a little drama, a slightly unusual way of seeing a nice subject.

Starnitesky said...

Such a beautiful view, taken from a great angle.

Cheri said...

This is the most adorable photo ever!

Petra said...

The street looks very tidy and neat, what a nice view. I like the cobblestones and wonder why that one part is arranged differently.

truels said...

Fint med det lave perspektiv til dette super foto, hvor vi ledes hen ad gaden mod den lille pige.

truels said...

Fint med det lave perspektiv til dette super foto, hvor vi ledes hen ad gaden mod den lille pige.

Ida said...

Sjarmerende.
Veldig fint!

Fortsatt god sommer,
og god helg! (:

imac said...

Very nice - my friend.

love it.

Did you stand on a wooden box to Wave,lol

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Going off the beaten path is always a good idea. Love this little girl, her pink purse, and toy doggie. So sweet.

Emm in London said...

Aaaah, what a pretty little girl! I imagine you are right about tourists but can you imagine how strange it would looks if groups of tourists wondered into the suburbs and started photographing the pristine houses!

EG CameraGirl said...

If I ever visit Bergen I will for sure venture beyond the main streets in town. :)

Viola said...

For en herlig dybde og vinkel i dette bildet! :)
Og jeg som ikke ser byen en gang (Bergen)....!
Vel, jeg har vært der, men da var vi bare på gjennomreise.. en liten stopp ved havna.. var dumt det kanskje.. men jeg vil gjerne besøke byen igjen..

Ha fine augustdager! :)

Barbara said...

What a pretty place - love the cobbled streets (and the perspective you chose to photograph them from).