Between the Showers

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Bergen in November is not rain only – sometimes it stops for a few minutes and the sun might even pop out and give a certain light that I find very attractive. If you wonder about the old, white building to the right, it is called “Muren” and dates back to 1562.

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Sunlight  reflecting on wet cobblestones holds a certain magic to me. Here from “Strandkaien” (actually a quay). All the buildings on the right date from the 1920 – 1930 when they were rebuilt after a large fire in 1916

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When I turn around 180 degrees I have view of how the old street was. All of buildings on the left hand side date from before the fire. And it may be fitting that the bicycle advertises for an antique shop.

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Just across “Vågen” lies “Bryggen” glowing in whatever sunlight is around. The present houses were built after a large fire in 1702, and Bryggen is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Have a nice week-end! 🙂

 

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20 thoughts on “Between the Showers

  1. Fine Bergen, fine bilder! Etter regn kommer sol, og så regn og ….. ja, sånn er det. Har opplevd begge deler når jeg har besøkt byen. Må tilstå at jeg foretrekker Bergen i sol 🙂

    Ha en fin helg …. Irene

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  2. Wonderful captures and I do really like that old, old building!! Ah, wet, but still beautiful! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty of your world!! Have a great weekend! Enjoy!!

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  3. I love this photos, partly because I know Bergen and see that you have really captured the city’s autumn spirit. But also because you have been out shooting in the typical bad weather, but waiting for those in between moments in between showers. Great work, Rune.

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    • Thank you, Dina. I f you have seen the Disney film “Frozen”, you will find some houses that look suspiciously like Bryggen” 🙂

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  4. What a gorgeous place (as are your photos of it). That building that was built in 1562. That is about the time that the very first non-indigenous persons arrived in the southwestern part of the United States. Amazing!

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