Spring is late this year. Winter time was nice in Bergen, almost without any snow, with nice temperatures. Spring has come with rain, snow fog and cold. I had a busy time the last two weeks. Now the proper lazy time. A few books waiting on the shelf. The forecast showing rain and light rain til Monday afternoon. So, let it happen…. Easter time.
Below I present some old picture, from one early morning walk. I like it, this is not a rare view here in Bergen. When the rain falling almost every day. It looks sad, and I like sad things.
Do you feel it the same way.
Not good feeling for the Easter time? Do not take it so close, it is just the picture.
This is another shot from the wet foggy morning near my home. Many of you probably remember my previous shot from this place. It was also foggy day and the lake was frozen around this small boat. Now few mounts later this boat is sunk. So, I think it gives something nice to the composition on this picture. All things are passing… This is the end of some forgotten boat. But I am full of sorrow.
The spring is lazy. Like I see on other pictures, in continental Europe is already spring time. Here in west Scandinavia is different. The beginning was snowy. Almost whole winter was without snow, the spring comes with some. Rainy, cloudy, snowy. The nature around slowly changing the colors.
Today`s morning was foggy. Because I like taking pictures in the foggy time, I was take some walk around Storavatnet lake. Silent around. Only the water drops falling down. Nice scenery to begin the new photographic season. Another wet spring morning.
Probably like everyone else, on the beginning I took pictures like crazy. I photographed everything around. My hard disc space was full of RAW file never used. So, this winter time I reserved time for myself to browse it all and delete almost everything. Difficult decision. Now I have a lot of space for the new pictures. And now I try to take a look around and find the best moment and best view and take just one or two pictures instead 20 or 30.
And here is one from this morning. I like the stone in the foreground, and the fog in background. I hope You will like it too.
It was a good Saturday, it was a nice weekend time.
A long walk to the top of one from seven Bergen`s mountains. This was a Rundemanen. The top is at 568 meters. The road to the top was built in 1912. It is less popular than the lowest Fløen top, but is in the same massif and including many walking path to the other tops. The road leads along the two big drinking water reservoirs. Most of the road is without any spectacular views. This is on the top. The view 360 degrees around for every part of the city and the landscape around. I wrote most, but not the whole. View on the two reservoirs are beauty. And the road gives possibility to watch on it from different directions. From the half of this road is also beautiful view on the highest top Ulriken from the back side. Below I present it on the picture. I like the sky above, and you? It was a long nice walk and nice weekend time.
This post I wrote two weeks ago, but I had no time to post it. This view below shows how looks the firs few days of spring here in Bergen. Cold, lot of rain and snow. The highest part of surrounding mountains was white. Brrrrr. Still is little bit cold and wet but better then the last two weeks.
Already long time since I post last time. I hope to do it more frequently now on spring time. The landscape around looks better.
Picture taken on the walk through the Sotra. When I start my walk was sunny, nice and warm. Along the walk up to the hills weather change to the really winter., with few centimetres of snow. At the end spring was back. On the picture, the same clouds which bring the snow visible over Bergen. I love to watch the wild sky. Spring in Bergen.
Another one picture from early morning walk in Alvøen. Like I wrote, I like this place. The old stone dam protect Alvøen Factory. I am not sure about all the function, but when I watch on the construction, it looks like it could have been also the small power station. It is partially integrated with the factory buildings. However, it looks nice in the morning light. It looks fine for me because I like the old stone constructions. During the summer time the small reservoir is out of water. Only now and in the wet fall there is a little bit water. Welcome in Alvøen.
The small Alvøen is just one of the place which I like. Probably because it looks like the place where time still stand. Too small and without any free place to build something new, I like the small old park around the old palace. I like the quiet marina. Small and nice. I like to be here. And this morning when I walked without any direction I fount this view between the alley of old tree on the old building. Looks nice in the winter sun. What do you think? Winter morning sun in Alvøen.
Yes, it was a beautiful January here in West Norway.
As long, as I am here in Norway, I do not remember that warm and nice “winter” time. Temperatures during January between 4 to 10 degrees. Not always rainy. Many nice bright days. Only the days are still short. Few days with beautiful fog but without time to take the photo. We had also short, two days long, winter. Those who like winter and snow is easy to to find it in the mountain. I hope for this kind of weather in February also. Below is photographed one beautiful January day. Picture taken few hundreds meters from my home. I love the fog in the valleys. Have a nice time everywhere.
On the top of Fløien, in the forest is some wood sculptures park. I do not know anything about the artist. Nice place which people like. Best playground for children. And also nice place to take some photos. This one sculpture is visible from the road. I do not have go inside, between the trees. Just shot. I like it, because it was walk in the misty and wet time and the forest looks beautiful in that time. Some day I will try to take more pictures in this place. For today just this one. I hope you will like it too. Better watch out in the misty forest, never know what you may find.
So it was amazing walk with many reason. The first and the most important because it was first real walk through the mountains from the looooong time. I need it. I need it so much, it is so difficult always sit down with computer and not move. Because the winter time here in Bergen is dark and rainy is not so much possibilities to move up. The rest of the year, like you know, I am always on the run. And I love it. The second reason is the photography. Too long without any photo walks. And because the day was nice, foggy but without any rain. Exactly good to walk. During my walk up the visibility changed few times. The fog come and go away few times. Sun trying to watch on the city. Beauty. Many people walking up and down. Just a nice time. On the top it was a really nice spectacle with the fog, clouds and sun. Below is only some moments immortalised by me. But believe during 1,5 hour which I spent on the top everything changed many time. I am glad and little bit tired. So this is the Bergen below the fog. Enjoy, and have a good evening.
To better see the city below the fog and clouds is recommended to watch in full screen view