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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Photo Of The Week 07: Two Different Sides Of Bergen

Happy Sunday everyday!

I hope you had a great weekend! I didn’t have the most exciting week and mostly concentrated on studying, but I did go out for a short hike today (who is surprised?) which turned out to be a lucky coincidence because it was the first beautiful, sunny day after a rainy and cold week. 

Photo A

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The Fløyen is one of the seven mountains directly surrounding Bergen and one of the top attractions of the city because it allows for great vistas over the harbor. The view is so iconic that no visit to Bergen is complete without having your picture taken with the ‘Queen of the Fjords’ in the background! I already have several pictures and hope to have a whole bunch showcasing Bergen during all the seasons.

But the Fløyen is also the starting point for many hikes in the surrounding area and in my opinion it would be a shame to only visit the observation deck. You can take a short hike to the Blåmanen or a longer one to the highest mountain of Bergen, the Ulriken, or – if hiking isn’t really your thing – just stroll around in the forest and still get plenty of opportunity to marvel at the beauty of Norwegian nature.

This lake is only a couple of hundred meters away from the Funicular and in the summer months you can rent canoes here for free – I haven’t canoed in forever, but I imagine that it must be a fun way to spent a beautiful summer’s day.

Photo B

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I have shared the ‘classic’ view over Bergen with you in a previous ‘Photo Of TheWeek’ feature already, but there’s actually more to Bergen than just a peninsula, even though the other parts of the city might not be as interesting tourism-wise as the city center. 

What's your favorite photograph?

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  1. Photo b looks lovely. I love hiking-especially when I visit a new place. It's such a great way to connect with a new area.

    I've visited your blog before, but this time I clicked on it through the Friends Around the World link up. ;)


  2. I love the first one - so fresh and crisp! :D

  3. I love both of the photos! The first one is peaceful and the second one makes me want to hike. :)


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