Moody Monday…… A Fjord View

It is a few years ago, on what I recall was a Monday morning. We took a drive out from Stavanger heading towards Dirdal and Gilja with the famous boulder field at Gloppedalsuren as the destination. It was a dull overcast ‘Moody Monday’ not encouraging for views.

At this point the road ran high above the Fjord, as we rounded a bend there was a viewpoint layby, so we had to stop and admire.  It was then that the sun tried to break through the early morning cloud cover.  It was a very brief bright spell, the best it got all day. So a quick shot was all we got.  A perfect recollection of a Moody Monday and still a great day to explore another little corner of Norway. 🙂

I hope you are not feeling too moody this Monday and please remember…

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

15th February

(C) David Oakes 2021

Flippant Friday…… Sunny Bergen

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A very Early Dawn arrival in Bergen, Norway

Rain has dominated our thoughts, and to a degree our lives this winter.  Wetter than Bergen I guess.  I say that because Bergen has the reputation for rain.  Well that is what I am told every time we say we are heading for Bergen .

I reckon, I should get free transport to Bergen, and the freedom of the City.  As on numerous occasions we have had the most beautiful sunny weather…..never ever rain.

On the last visit we shared a sunny harbour side table for lunch, with a mother and her teenage daughter.  The mother explained, that she had a weak moment, and allowed her daughter to take the day off school…. as this day was summer! and this may well be the summer ration for the year.

Maybe I need to get back to Bergen

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

22nd January

(C) David Oakes 2021

Silent Sunday….Off to the Kirke

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Saint Mary’s Church, Bergen, Norway

Many of the streets in Bergen are narrow, so when you turn a corner, the scale and bold frontage of Saint Mary’s Church does rather take you by surprise.  Origins are 12 century.  The architectural style is a mix of Gothic but mainly Romanesque, its bold white twin towers contrast well with the heavy stone.

A very different bold statement to that of Wells Cathedral featured in last Sundays post, but a similar generation and equally as dramatic and imposing .

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

13th December

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday….. A Favourite Place

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Location:-  Reine, The Lofotens, Norway

( Reine.  Only  ever seen from the sea as we sailed by.  But the drama of the location, the shear mystical appearance left a deep impression in my memory a memory easy to recall.  It is of course on that bucket list for a return for closer exploration – but do wonder if in these current global changes if that, and other dreams will ever be fulfilled )

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

25th November

(C) David Oakes 2020