Norwegian Coastal Cruise
Oct 12, 2012Public
Photo: We arrived at the port of Bergen. It rained most of the time we were there. Our hotel (Radisson Blu) was right on the Bryggen (historic wharf).
Photo: Lunches on display in the Bergen fish market.
Photo: The flower market near the fish market.
Photo: This is the historic deli in Bergen - with a vast selection of goodies.
Photo: Narrow alleys between the buildings, with shops and restaurants - over 350 years old.
Photo: Uphill - the upscale neighborhoods of Bergen.
Photo: Haakon's Hall in the fortress, built between 1247 and 1261 by King Haakon Haakonsson.
Photo: The Rosenkrantz Tower in the fortress.
Photo: Lorraine inside the fortress.
Photo: King Haakon's great hall - reminded me of Beowulf's mead hall.
Photo: The one sunny day on the wharf.
Photo: View of Bergen from the top of Floyen Mountain.
Photo: Back on the wharf, the Royal Navy schooner was docked.
Photo: Drummers welcomed us back to our hotel. We wondered why?
Photo: Ladies in traditional dress were having a commemorative event celebrating 100 years of the Norwegian Nursing Society.
Photo: Day trip to Troldhaugen, the summer home of composer Edvard Grieg.
Photo: Jim next to a tree that looks like a troll.
Photo: A stavkirch (literally "staff church") totally renovated. The original building dated from the 12th century.
Photo: In the afternoon we boarded our ship, the MS Polarlys ("Polar Light").
Photo: Leaving Bergen, we cruised to Alesund.
Photo: Alesund harbor. The town was devastated by the Nazis and rebuilt in Art Nouveau style.
Photo: A typical Art Nouveau building in Alesund.
Photo: Fancy manhole covers. These were common throughout all the cobblestone streets in Norway.
Photo: Cruising from Alesund to Molde and then to Trondheim.