It’s probably obvious from some of my past blog posts that I am engrossed with the history of every place I visit, and living in the Bergen area for almost seven years has given me many opportunities to really explore this area. My husband was born here, and his wonderful mind is “a walking history book” … I consider him my own personal resource, and our conversations over the years have brought to life the fascinating depth of this area.
I’ve been invited to submit a guest post for an open contest on Knok. It’s only natural, then, that I decided to write about the living past that surrounds me:
Due to space limits, I was allowed about ten images … but I had about sixty that I wanted to include! They suggested I publish them here on my blog, and then link them all together. Here they are; clicking on them gives minimal explanation, with more details in my post. (Most of these are my own personal photos, but I found a few online to expand the pictorial journey and have linked those images to their Wikipedia Commons source.)
Up close and personal: the silhouette, alleys, and inside of Bryggen
Photos of Bryggen, probably the most recognizable landmark to anyone who hasn’t visited Bergen.
Around Bryggen: the museums and Schøtstuene
Past Bryggen: Bergenhus Fortress
Here are photos of the Bergenhus Fortress, which stands at the entrance to the Bergen Harbor.
A royal residence: Gamlehaugen
Photos of Gamlehaugen, the official residence of Norway’s royal family when they are in Bergen.
Around Bergen: Hordamuseet and Bjørgvin Marknad
My guest post also includes the Fantoft Stave Church here in Bergen; my photos of that peaceful place are in my post about Stave Churches.
Do these images encourage you to come and explore a little of Bergen’s history? I’d love to meet up for coffee or a drink, and then share a little historical enjoyment and exploration in person. Come and visit!