Bergen, Norway - created by Wayne Cheah


Bergen, Norway
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  • Camera: FUJIFILM
  • Camera model: X-T1
  • Exposure time: 10/8000
  • Aperture: f/1.0
  • ISO: 640

Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway.

The city of Bergen was traditionally thought to have been founded by king Olav Kyrre, son of Harald Hardråde in 1070 AD,four years after the Viking Age ended with the Battle of Hastings. Modern research has, however, discovered that a trading settlement was already established during the 1020s or 1030s.

Bergen gradually assumed the function of capital of Norway in the early 13th century, as the first city where a rudimentary central administration was established. The city's cathedral was the site of the first royal coronation in Norway in the 1150s, and continued to host royal coronations throughout the 13th century.

Bergenhus fortress dates from 1240s and guards the entrance to the harbour in Bergen. The functions of the capital city were lost to Oslo during the reign of King Haakon V (1299-1319). (1 year and 308 days ago)

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photonut says:

Funny been here as well,and guess this was taken from a cruise ship like mine were.

author says:

Thanks for commenting. Actually this was taken on a wharf.

(1 year and 307 days ago)


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photonut says:

Thought that afterwards

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