One can perhaps imagine the Norwegian winter is harsh and unbelievably cold. Three months of continuous snow, right? Some even think we have polar bears in our streets. Well, I won't argue we have cold days, but we do not have polar bears and usually only 2-3 weeks of snow in Bergen.
The situation today is nice. It's not possible to ski, still it's a bit of snow all around. But looking at the forecast can be frustrating from time to time. The next week reveals rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain and rain (a total of 109 mm). Literally!
This picture was not taken this year though. This was taken during the statistically best winter we have ever had in this city. 91 days of snow beat the old record by a month. I'm talking about the winter of 2009/2010. As an additional note it was actually taken on New Year's Eve just before the last sunset of 2009.
I was actually skiing on Mt. Fl°yen that afternoon, three times up and down to a cabin further up from the famous viewpoint. So I got some good panoramas by stopping each time I passed the viewpoint and when I passed the cabin. Each of them in different light conditions. This was taken after returning from the first time at the cabin. As said, we don't have a lot of these days, but I simply love Fl°yen on those days. I guess you can't ski with that kind of view anywhere in the world...
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janneman (2460) 2011-12-21 9:02
Remarkable panorama of your beautiful city.
Indeed, this must be an impressive moment on the last day of a year at sunset...
The touch of orange-pink light on the snow left and in the right corner is very good.
macjake (51254) 2012-01-13 19:49
I completely agree with what you said about people misjudging the climate where you live - the same thing happens about living in Canada. So many people think we live in Igloos and have Ice all year round! I could tell you alot of funny-stupid stories about the comments i've received from Americans!
anyways...i like the view in the photo, the curvature, the sun..nice one
- Copyright: Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) (2234)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-31
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS300D, Canon EF 18-55mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-21 7:04