This is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway - Bryggen. The houses were originally built as a port during the time of the the Hanseatic League. It became one of the biggest ports in Northern Europe - at least in Scandinavia, and they received fishes from especially the Northern Norway. They have been the victim for some fires, but has been rebuilt every time. Today, one can walk in between the buildings. They are well preserved. The museum has actually preserved the working conditions with cold rooms where one can smell fish. Many of the buildings have souvenirs and other shops.
This picture was taken a cold day in the end of November. It was a market outside, "Farmer's market", which sold fruits and vegetables.
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alin-m (3716) 2010-01-18 9:34
Very nice image of this wonderful city.
Great picture.Well done.
janneman (2716) 2010-01-18 9:39
This is an angle we do not often see in pictures of the place.
I was here in august last year, shot lots of pics but none of them like this, so TFS!
jemaflor (90049) 2010-01-18 9:56
Good angle to take these houses, good light on these frontages, well done.
bema (26403) 2010-01-18 10:16
just a few days before i saw a reportage about Hanseatic League here in German TV, they also showed pictures from this impressive buildings and places in Bergen and other cties of the HL..
fine capture of these store-houses, like your pov and the nice colors..
have a fine evening, kind regards Bernd
saxo042 (37724) 2010-01-18 11:21
The long row of beautiful red wooden houses leads up a particularly fine street scene. A very fine view, thanks for sharing!
pauloog (11747) 2010-01-18 11:25
The sunlit bright façades catch the eye in a fine rhytm of similar triangular peaks throughout the photo.
gilou530 (34) 2010-01-18 13:54
une ville que j'ai visité est qui mérite cette belle photo sous une lumiére qui met en valeur ces facades de bois, beau travail
npecanhuk (70810) 2010-01-18 14:21
That`s a pretty interesting, attractive and beautiful urban scene photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congratulations!
Sistercosmo (242) 2010-01-18 14:33
wonderful light on those colorful houses and all those busy people - a great daily life shot!
Take good care,
Cricri (112037) 2010-01-18 21:49
Une vue belle et intéressante sur ces bâtiments colorées de formes étroites et aux toit pointu, une belle lumière qui adoucit le froid du moins sur l'image !!
DINOZOR (16384) 2010-01-19 2:36
Bravo pour l'angle de prise et pour la réussite de cette photo aussi interessante d'un point de vue documentaire que sur le plan esthétique.
Merci de nous montrer que la Norvège est un beau pays avec des couleurs et des formes attachantes qu'un rayon de soleil suffit à mettre en valeur.
cyborg83 (4587) 2010-01-19 3:06
your photo is interesting,
I like the warm and poor light,
the colorful houses looks great too,
but the most beautiful for me are those houses in the top of mountain,
Longroute (19396) 2010-01-20 8:58
This was one of my favourite spot in Bergen!
Very good composition and a splendid photo: the light is really so fine and so are the colours. The compressed prospective enhances the graphic effects of those lovely houses. Excellent in my view.
Compliments and TFS,
skippy007 (12510) 2010-01-21 15:21
Hello Fredrik, The first row of high roofed houses is the eye catcher in this image, the colours & light are excellent. I think that cold, port, busy market type of atmosphere you described is well captured here. Farmers markets have also become popular here over the last several years I will be going Saturday morning. Thanks
raszid62 (18515) 2010-01-23 7:46
Beautiful Old Town into a high mountain in Bergen, but the slightly crooked wooden houses stand, could she architect was drunk. Beautiful colors and great sharpness.
UlfE (14641) 2010-01-23 11:02
I love the late autumn mood of this very original picture of Bryggen. You make perfect use of the lighting and your inclusion of people make it very vivid. Also a very good composition and well chosen POV. TFS and have a nice weekend!
guytoc (3614) 2010-01-23 14:29
Here is a funny series of colourfull pointed facades under a frontal low winter light. The focal length makes them look like a bit dancing: very pleasant indeed.
Have a nice sunday.
gunbud (34066) 2010-01-23 18:43
Splendid presentation of this beautifully unique Norwegian architecture,
You did an excellent job of light management with the old wooden store fronts standing out in rich colors and sharp details.
sacimar (26205) 2010-01-29 9:30
I like the color houses, the visual effect of the roofs are really interesting, good perspective and details, well done!
giorgimer (34941) 2010-02-01 6:18
very nice view, I like a lot the architecture of the homes on the left, your POV and the light
marietom (34609) 2010-02-01 12:49
Jolies couleurs pour ces façades bien éclairées.
anesugur (18789) 2010-02-02 13:35
Beautiful colors, sharpness and very good depth.
All the best. Uğur
delkoo (68) 2010-02-02 23:51
i'm happy you let me a word on a picture of mine, that lets me the opportunity to discover a new gallery, yours, a good one !!
here the light is simply superb to enhance the beautiful facades of the typical houses.
congrats for your french.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-02-05 5:50
Ola Fredrik ,
Que interessante esta rua com estes fantásticos edifícios de madeira parecem que estão tortos , gostei muito das suas cores vivas , bom ponto de visão em diagonal , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
MarianneS (15338) 2010-02-10 13:04
These lovely houses offer a great perspective.
The light shows their beautiful colours, very well done.
wojteczek (1178) 2010-02-12 2:39
Dyerco (10185) 2010-02-13 16:24
Nice light on the buildings. I especially like how they have settled over the years so they are not all the same. Well done.
adramad (41144) 2010-02-14 10:28
A nice photography with these charming constructions, I like the light of the Sun in the fronts with his sharp-pointed completion, the shades of other parts of the image it creates a good contrast.
Very nice colors that make highlight these charming houses.
Didi (59156) 2010-02-19 16:43
Interesting view of your country
Nice side lights on the coloured houses very beautiful architecture.
claudeD (35923) 2010-02-22 10:29
very fine archtecture shot with a perfect composition, sharpness and good light mangment.I like the picture very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
atilgone (0) 2010-02-24 1:08
quite sharp and very detailed picture. very good lighting and colors. tfs
macjake (62308) 2010-02-24 9:42
is it just me or are those old houses somewhat crooked and falling to one side?
i guess it just adds to the charm!
you've captured the light on the houses very well.
today is a big day in canada, as we play Russia in mens Hockey!
ManuMay (36087) 2010-02-25 13:34
Great colours + light play here, it looks really nice and peaceful...I like very much the special light bathing all the scene...Very good!
Have a nice day...
vinicio (23423) 2010-02-26 7:31
The light over these beautiful facades is wonderful, beautiful image, and place to visit, well done, compliments.
Have a good WE
yeln (11516) 2010-03-13 2:46
beautiful view of the idyllic city. excellent pov.
very nice color contrasts.
good work. TFS
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-23 5:05
A superb view of this famous district of Beregen. The POV well selcetd and the alignment of these beautiful coloured houses give agreta prospect effect to the composition. Image rich in life too with the peoles in the street.
mauro61 (52855) 2010-03-28 13:25
la luce e i colori delle case in prospettiva sono spettacolari.
Scena piacevolmente animata e dalla buona definizion.
Angshu (56666) 2010-04-18 20:53
Thanks for this wide angled shot showing the colourful wooden building in perspective of their surroundings. I just commented on a picture of Stefano where he highlighted on the top part of these houses quite effectively creating a geometric compo. Good work!
dkmurphys (53503) 2010-05-14 13:29
Interesting old wooden houses. I guess that their structure and the ground make them look like are sinking. Good lights for a pic.
KateinDenmark (1634) 2010-06-03 10:16
I like the way you have captured the light in this photo. It has a nice end-of-the-day feel. I also like how you've included the larger stone buildings with the traditional wooden ones. This seems like a place where people live, due to your choice of composition. Well done
Muse (34942) 2010-07-07 0:41
Une très jolie architecture, de belles couleurs et une lumière qui met l'ensemble en valeur.
jmpouy (368) 2010-08-05 11:48
très belle photo et choix adéquat de la focale.
Les nuances de couleurs sont fort agréables à la vue.
khalik4455 (122) 2010-08-25 16:22
Beautiful image from norway.
It look very happy daily life.
sacavem (18620) 2010-11-04 16:21
The color and this light give a spectacular atmosphere to your image. Good postcard from Bergen.
jmdias (59208) 2011-02-26 16:34
beautiful view of these colored, and tilted, houses. I liked the low light that added more beauty to the place. good framing, sharpness and details. I heard in some place this is the rainny town in the world, then this sunlight is a real treasure
Merou (4726) 2011-08-19 4:52
I like the colors and the light
Maybeyou can resize a little to avoid the track
Bournazel (0) 2012-01-13 12:44
Nice picture !
love the warm colors of the typical houses with the sun
jcpix (13820) 2012-08-07 19:37
Superb lighting in this photo, it really makes the pattern of the roofs stand out. Great composition as well! You have many wonderful photos in your gallery, please continue to share them. Best of luck!
aliabazari (16067) 2014-09-14 22:11
Combined with a good view of the daily life and architecture. Exposure is very well done. Thank you for recording this nice picture
- Copyright: Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) (2772)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS300D, Canon 55-250mm EF-S 1:4-5,6 IS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bergen [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-18 9:28
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