“…but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
Located in western Norway in the municipality of Hordaland, Bergen is the country’s second largest city. More importantly, it has the well-earned reputation of being one of the most beautiful places in Europe and the journey there from Oslo is considered one of the most exquisite train routes on the continent (see the previously released posts on Fjords and Onward to Bergen.) We decided to stay overnight and it was well worth it. The city, surrounded by mountains and the busiest port in Norway, is beyond picturesque. Affable people, a bustling dining and pub scene, fantastic Christmas stores and local shops with Norwegian clothing, note-worthy architecture, and walkable streets characterize the place. The leaning Hanseatic buildings of Bryggen, facing the water, are a World Heritage Site and are a photographer’s dream come true.