I mentioned in this post that I would dig out some old photos to show you the painted wooden walls in our previous apartments. It may be a little hard to see, but here they are. You can click on the images to see them bigger.
I moved to Bergen 10 years ago, in August 1999. My first home was a ca 60 m2 rented apartment in a bygård (I don't know the English expression for this kind of building) from ca 1890 in Dragesmauet (which translates to the dragon alley) in the city centre. The first year or so I shared it with my friend B, later B moved in with Sølve's flatmate/her boyfriend (now husband) and Sølve moved in with me.
My cousin used to own the building and he gave us permission to renovate the place. We did quite a bit during the four years I/we lived there - we lay new floors and tore down layers of old wallpapers, but mostly we painted (we never thouched the colorful kitchen though) and moved furniture around. Quite a lot of the furniture were things we borrowed from my cousin and his wife - the clay artist Helene Kortner. I still miss that green sofa and the matching chairs.
These photos are from 2003 (I think) before we moved to our first self-owned apartment (I have some photos from this place too that I will show you later). I took a whole roll of film (this was pre digital for me and I had not yet developed the habit of shooting things other than my friends and family at that time) from the apartment, and I'm really glad I did. This place is filled with so many memories from our first student years!
Check this set on Flickr to see a few more photos from this apartment.