Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Armadillo


Bergen has it share of chain stores, but luckily you can still find some  small, specialist shops that cares for the enthusiast and are run by enthusiasts. Like The Armadillo.

21 comments:

Andy said...

The colours are eye catching.

Gerald (SK14) said...

We have a specialist bike shop in Hyde although it also specialises in lawnmowers. Am intrigued by the rather risque looking poster on the left hand side - what does that have to do with biking?

Malyss said...

I agree with Gerald: you're speaking about Armadillo, but eyes are attracted toward left.. :o)
Anyway, they have a pretty website!

Kate said...

Small shops for any kind of merchandise are my preferences when shopping.

Irene said...

Et herlig innslag i bybildet som setter særpreg på det.

Ha en fortsatt fin uke!

Irene

Rebecca Jerdee said...

Hmmm...funny left window. A bike enthusiast herself?

Sylvia K said...

My favorite kind of shops and this one looks as though it would be fun to visit! Great shot as always, Rune! Hope your week is going well!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

So you contend with box stores too! Yes, the independent stores are energized and usually more friendly. Always a pleasure to wander through them. I hope they always remain a part of our landscape. -- barbara

HansHB said...

Tøft!
Liker den "stramme" komposisjonen!

Lew said...

Delightful fort to the shop! I like the pattern of the cobble stones. And the rainy days make for much of the beauty of the hills that surround your Bergen!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

These funky little stores are the best! Interesting window treatment.

Haddock said...

You have made this picture so colourful. Good you included the cobblestones.

Anne said...

... og jeg bare elsker dem Rune! skyr upersonlige stor kjøpesenter som pesten...

Valerie said...

That poster is so eye catching I thought this was an art supply store.

Viola said...

En vinkling på den urbane våren! spennende bilde! :)

Banjo52 said...

Is Armadillo a brand of bike tire? I might have them on my own bike--after a blowout a couple of years ago. I also thought there might be a connection between an armadillo shell and the cobblestones. In any case, I'd try to do business there.

Ken Mac said...

ALl this unusual motion..

Barbara said...

Love quirky independent shops - and what a great name.

Barbara Martin said...

Quaint, independent stores are wonderful. A nice change from malls and mega-stores.

Wenche said...

Stilig bilde!!

Marie said...

Eg berre elskar brostein :)
Ikkje så praktisk kanskje, men ei gate blir ikkje finare!

Koselig med sånne småbutikkar :)

Flott bilde :)