Merry Christmas!

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It is once again time to wish anyone and everyone who passes by A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

See you again some time in 2016!

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Proficiency PSA

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I have been a member of The Photographic Society of America (PSA) for some time. Yesterday I received news that I have been awarded the distinction Proficiency PSA (PPSA) . The distinction is based on the results obtained in various international contests (called exhibitions). I admit that I feel a bit proud of myself 🙂

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A Day Without Rain

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The other day we had a day totally without rain and even with a nip of frost in the air! So a little look-around in another area  was called for. Here we have our fairly new Light Rail System (“Bybanen”) which has been a huge success and is still being extended.

But some are still trying to outrun it

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– one way or another

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Wet December

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December has been wet, windy and mild in these parts so far. That means no snow and some rather special lighting conditions – mostly depending on lights from all sorts of artificial sources.

But at least this one was shot when there was a bit of afternoon light left.

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Christmas decorations have been put up, but somehow I find the lit windows and the reflections on the wet cobblestones more attractive.

BTW – the white building on top of the street is called “Fløibanen” – a funicular going to the top of one of the mountains surrounding Bergen. It was opened in 1918

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Bergen is a coastal city, so even a pirate comes visiting his colleague “The Flying Dutchman”.

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And windows shopping is still popular.

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“Marken” is an old pedestrian-only street that takes on a special glow when the sodium lamps are lit at night and the cobblestones are wet.

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I don’t know what this is – maybe a belated Halloween celebration?

Have a nice week-end!

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