bergen part one7/11/2012
Hello again! I'm quite happy to be back from my explorations in Scandinavia, and to share my photos with those reading! Donald and I began our journey with a long plane ride, then travelled to the coast of England, and finally ended up on our ship- with Bergen as its first stop. I was beyond thrilled when we reached Bergen in the early morning, as I had dreamt of visiting since I was thirteen. I was eager to explore the sights and to reach the top of Mount Fløyen, where the photo above was taken with my Leica minilux.
I could never get tired of this view! After our walk in the town, we visited the top of Mount Fløyen and spent quite awhile there. I took in every angle and attempted to appreciate the vastness of mountains and coral roofs in all directions. I've never smelled such clean ocean air, which probably says a lot about smoggy Los Angeles weather. We then walked into forested areas to see moss-covered floors.
For lunch we ate on the mountain, at Fløien Folkerestaurant. I had a delicious egg and smoked salmon sandwich with a local pastry that's not pictured. Afterwards we went back down to land, and went on a few more adventures (I'll share that in part two) before ending up in the center of town, at Lille Lungegårdsvannet. There was a visual feast of locals strolling by the lake, of flower markets in the neighborhood, and I even stopped at the museum to see a few Edvard Munch pieces. Oh, a day in the life.
A common theme among my trip was that some things were just too lovely to comprehend, like this basket of multi-colored flowers. Sigh. I'll share more of beautiful Bergen in the next post, meanwhile I'm looking forward to catching up on all the posts that I've missed x