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