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Old August 26th, 2007, 03:46 AM   #1
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NBTD's Travels: Bergen, Norway ("The Gateway to the Fjords")

Places already visited

Amsterdam - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=500522
Copenhagen - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=501603
Berlin - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=510259
Oslo http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=511629

Bergen

Bergen is officially the wettest city in Norway; every Norweigian we spoke to said in an exasperated voice "uuuuuuhhh, it ALWAYS rains in Bergen" - and by god, where they right. Dreary, Dull, Depressing, Grey, Boring............Wrist Slashing are all words that could be used to describe the weather in Bergen.

I can imagine that during its allocated 2 hours of sunlight per year it's a glorious little town, there are lots of quaint little wooden buildings, winding alleys, spectacular natural scenery etc etc. But when when its constantly torrential rain and dullness it's very hard to enjoy these things - and i'm sorry to say that i was quite happy to leave for sunnier climes after just a few days.

To summarise, nice enough town...diabolically crap weather

1. To begin with some shots of the Unesco world Herritage site of the old fishing quater.


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21. A British Phone box...don't ask me why its there


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33. A daytrip out of Bergen to Flam/Myrdal


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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #2
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It 's so green and lush. A really beautiful city.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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Very colorful buildings and the lush nature its spectacular. But I imagine that winter is very very cold.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #4
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I believe it's the warmest in Norway.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #5
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Breathtaking pictures, I just cant get enough of them. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #6
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Thanks for the comments
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Old August 29th, 2007, 04:56 AM   #7
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All I can say is, I'm glad NothingBetterToDo has nothing better to do except to go out and take all these nice pics for us.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #8
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amazingly beautiful, some great pics

I think Bergen is probably the worst place one could go if they like the sun (its one of the wettest places in Europe methinks...)
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Old August 29th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #9
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amazingly beautiful, some great pics

I think Bergen is probably the worst place one could go if they like the sun (its one of the wettest places in Europe methinks...)
Indeed - the thing is i didn't particularly like the sun very much.....until i went to Bergen.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #10
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A few more shots









Look at the top of the Mountain, the word BULA is written in the snow....weird....aliens?????




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Old September 21st, 2007, 06:05 PM   #11
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The weather may be abit drab, but a least the scenery is amazing
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #12
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I took all those pics in Bergen during the 20 minutes when it stopped raining.....3 days and only 20 minutes when it wasn't raining (i'm not exaggerating)
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #13
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Nice pictures!
FYI Bergen is epicentre of Black Metal in Norway.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #14
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Great pictures. Bergen looks great, and both the fishing center and central area look wonderful.

You have a pretty good camera; it did a good job of capturing colors.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #15
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Nice pictures, like seeing this place. =)

When I visited Bergen it was sunny all day and 25 degrees. It was the only sunny day of my holiday in Norway though. =P
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Old January 25th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #16
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nice, the Tyske Bryggen is beautiful
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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #17
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Probably the most breathtaking scenery in Europe
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Old January 12th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #18
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Look at the top of the Mountain, the word BULA is written in the snow....weird....aliens?????
Bula is a Norwegian clothing brand, perhaps a publicity stunt?

Stunning nature for sure.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #19
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Bergen is very nice
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Old February 28th, 2009, 11:13 PM   #20
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Nice pics.

It's quite striking the similarity between these shots and my home town of Wellington, NZ. Lots of greenery, wooden houses perched on steep hills, quaint "cities" clustered around beautiful harbours/fjords.

The only difference is that in NZ, when the sun shines, you get 3rd degree sunburn after 20 min due to the lack of ozone layer...
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