torsdag 31. desember 2009

Never ment to be...



søndag 27. desember 2009

I wish you all a
happy and prosperious
new year.

lørdag 26. desember 2009

He is sitting at the entrance of a bank.

A  former financial broker ?

Or a victim ?

torsdag 17. desember 2009

Only 50 meters from the fish marked.

Street ground is about 1000 years old.

Narrow escape - or narrow entrance ?

I guess I can find an even more narrow alley, but I am not sure.
My shoulders almost scraped each side of the street. (Which not tells so much.)

lørdag 12. desember 2009

Nygårdsparken. En idyll i dagslys.

Idyllic park in broad daylight, but .....................  .

lørdag 24. oktober 2009

Christian Michelsen.

På sokkelen står det : " Reist 1938"  Men hvor reiste han, og kom han tilbake?"

torsdag 22. oktober 2009

As in a fairytale. Small houses climbing the hill.

Recycling in grand style. The houses were erected based upon torn down barracks and constructions from a national fair about 90 years ago. (I have not chequed exact date). Bergensutstillingen.

That`s the houses. How about the streets, you think.

onsdag 21. oktober 2009

Toll gate.

Once fortificated with walls and guns.
Farmers had to pay toll for passing.
The whole town was walled in.

A patrisian`s house.

Once in the outskirts of Old Bergen,
protected just behind the town wall and toll gate.

War monument. 1805.

Ny tekst vil følge. Mange av titlene og forklaringer er twistet av uvelkomne "hjelp" fra en tranlation tjeneste. Hvem har noen gang spurt om det?
Dette var skrevet  på engelsk. Hvem skulle tro det??

Lille Lungegaardsvann.

Rhododendron section opens towards the lake.

mandag 19. oktober 2009

Lille Lungegaardsvann.

As night falls on, I wish you all good night.

"Beffen". (Bergens Elektriske Færgeselskab)

An almost holy part of the picture of Bergen Harbour.
Crossing the bay in 4 minutes. Once a electric povered ferry, but that`s almost 6 generations ago.Due to traditions the petname remains. ("The bef".)

søndag 18. oktober 2009

Mariakirken. Oldest remaining building in town.

This church was 350 years old - when Columbus
rediscovered Amerika.
Bulilding started soon after 1120.
Was also parish church for 400 years for the hanseatic
in Bergen.(at Bryggen).  Sermons were held in german language.

Stairs III Bryggen, Bergen.

Stairs to medival housing.
Who went here? When ?
What errand ?

Women were not allowed, so in general you
can ommit them, at least in day light.

Bryggen was for the most time inhabited by
young unmarried german workers/tradesmen
who worked here for a year or more. Connection to
Germany once or twice a year.

The cat at Bryggen.

They are all gone, but I have a couple of lives left.
I know all whereabouts. Don`t ask.

lørdag 17. oktober 2009

Leading up to Court House.

Senter of town burned totaly down in 1916.   Rebuilded in the 20-thies in neoclassic style.

Bergen tinghus.

Court House.

onsdag 14. oktober 2009

Edvard Grieg posing in town park.

A tiny little man, and still one of the greatest.

Fish restaurant i old environments.

Don`t bee fooled by apperances, it is a first class fish restaurant.

tirsdag 13. oktober 2009

Bryggen, Bergen.

Originates from 12-1300. Totaly burned down several times, last time in 1702. Due to strict regulation rebuildt in exact copy every time. Contains all houses you find on a farm, arranged in a row due to land shortages.

Kristi Krybbe skole. A.D. 1740.

Norway`s first compulsary school.
Still in use.

lørdag 3. oktober 2009

Green oasis in senter of town.

Ole Bull. In the 19th hundreds a
famous musician and composer.
Founder of our first theatre and
of the district Oleana in USA.

Logen Den gode Hensigt.

I found, I found... !

Gullgruve i Øvregaten.

Our oldest street, Lille Øvregate, with the steep side-alleys.

Pedestrian street.
We have taken the street back,
almost, that is.

Stairs I

A steep alley.
"Strictly forbidden to park bicycles."

Stairs II

A hilly town needs hilly alleys.

fredag 2. oktober 2009

From our oldest street.

Bishop`s church.
   Old Latin school, left.
Hangman`s house.

"Hope, knowledge an horror."

torsdag 1. oktober 2009

View from old tollgate, and viceroys residens.

Looking into Strandgaten, now a
pedestrian street.

onsdag 30. september 2009

Sailors monument.

Monument over sailors and shipping.

søndag 27. september 2009

Second hand bookshop.

Recycling has not
lost actuality.

Awaiting a date....

If you fall for the temptation,
you end up at McDonalds.

lørdag 26. september 2009


Towering over the
main axis towards
town senter.

Den Nationale Scene.

Fine Jugend style.
Oldest theatre in Norway.

Norway`s first modern shoppingsenter.

Buildt in the 30thies.
Town center.

torsdag 24. september 2009

onsdag 23. september 2009


In background the old hanseatic town. Also on UNESCO`s list of World Heritage. Church tower in the middle: Oldest building in Bergen. From abt. 1120.

A resque wessel is a natural part of the picture.

Haakonshallen og Rosenkrantztårnet.

Old royal palace, abt.1265 in the back, and viceroy`s palace from the 15hundreds.
Modern fishing wessels seeking shelter from incoming gale.

tirsdag 22. september 2009

Den Nationale Scene.

Norges eldste teater.
Just to remind you I still exist !

søndag 20. september 2009

Fra Nøstet.

Her inne lurer gamle dager.

torsdag 13. august 2009

På gjengrodde stier.

En gang holdt smed Pisani til her((brun dør).
Hester til skoing bundet midt i smuget. Den gang krydde det av unger her. Hva er det som kryr nå montro?

Once the blacksmith shod the horses in the middle of the alley.

torsdag 6. august 2009

Church and lepra hospital.

Old lepra hospital.

Lepra was considered punishment for numerous sins.

At this hospital dr. Armauer-Hansen made a revolution in the treatment of lepra as he discovered the lepra germ.
A new aera started just here.

This tree may be a symbol of hope.

tirsdag 4. august 2009

2 minutes from town senter.

I`m dead but I won`t lie down.