Oct 17 2011 11:48 am

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Bergen – Bryggen

After the brief stop at the Fish Market, we proceeded to the nearby (more famous) tourist attraction, Bryggen.

Bryggen is Norwegian for “Wharf”. It was designated as a World Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1979.

 

Part of Bryggen:

 

Zooming out a bit:

 

It was windy (hence chilly), so I sought shelter from the wind behind the signage :) :

 

We prefered to stroll the alleys between each block, like this one:

 

ans this one:

 

I was somehow reminded of  The Shambles, York!

 

Original building materials:

 

Strong durable woods certainly last!

 

At one of the backyards:

 

Outside the office:

 

where next ot it I found a gigantic wood-carving of the famous dried cod:

 

another alley:

 

Restoration works are actively in progress:

 

The Bryggen people have shown that wooden structures can be long-lasting and attractive too:

 

Another view at the back:

 

A final look at the facade, before we move:

Next: Floibanen

 

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One Response to “Bergen – Bryggen”

  1. KNizam on 17 Oct 2011 at 12.33 pm #

    i was somehow fascinated at how the painted their building in a colourful series. so picturesque. everywhere is a postcard quality sceneries. mmg cantik!

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