Inspired by the lovely Sandra of Smosch and her photos from her walks around Gothenburg, I want to show you some photos from my daily walk to my office. It's a 40 minutes (30 if I'm in a hurry) walk and it's the best way to start/end the work day. I love living so close to the city centre that I can walk. Btw, these photos were taken on different days. Click on the photo to see them larger.
This building is a school close to my home. In front is a kindergarten's playground.
Downhill. It's funny how the car matches the color of the house.
More downhill, now through a church yard. I love seeing the big trees here change during the seasons.
Two more buildings that I pass every day. The pink one is really interesting. An old factory, I think. I should take more photos of it one day.
During winter most of my morning walk is dark, but it makes the lake - Store Lungegårdsvann - look quite pretty.
Most of the walk is along Store Lungegårdsvann. I love this piece of nature in the city. Here are more photos taken along the lake.
When I walk home from the office, this is the view along the lake - mount Ulriken. Here are more shots of Ulriken.
After I've passed Store Lungegårdsvann I walk trough the shopping mall Bergen Storsenter and I get to another smaller lake; Lille Lungegårdsvann. "Store" means big, and "lille" means small ;-) The wooden thing is an installation that was put up because Bergen Arkitektforening (the architchture association) is 100 years this year. The big grey building is the local council.
In May the trees along Lille Lungegårdsvann bloom. So pretty!
Den blå steinen - the blue rock - is a very common meet up place in the city centre. The building in the centre is the theatre.
Torgallmenningen - nicknamed the city's parlour - the heart of the city centre. On sunny days this place is crowded. When you walk further down here you get to the fishmarket and Bryggen. My office is a few meters to the left of the pink building.
If I turn around this is how Torgallmenningen looks then. The blue rock is at the far end of Torgallmenningen, by the tree seen in the middle of the photo.
I hope you enjoyed the walk. I'll show you more of Bergen later.