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Myrdal norway in a nutshell train station

Myrdal, Norway

I don’t think Myrdal is an actual town. Instead, it’s a place to change trains from the Bergen-Oslo Line to the Flam Railway Line which takes people down from this location to the fjords. I’m guessing most places people go to merely to change trains aren’t quite this beautiful.

Bus ride out of the fjord

Fjord Bergen

If you do the Norway in a Nutshell journey, don’t think that the bus ride between Gudvangen and Voss will be a good time to take a nap because there won’t be much to see. The views are as good from the bus (see above) as they are from the train, boat, and Flåm Railway.

Bergen, Norway

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Bergen from Fløyen

On one of the rare days in which it isn’t raining in Bergen, the place is absolutely beautiful. With average rainfall approaching 100 inches per year (for reference for those of you, like me, who live in the Pacific Northwest, that’s more than Portland and Seattle combined!), a view like this isn’t frequently possible. I hope to visit Bergen again someday.

Norway’s fjords

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Norway’s Nærøyfjord

My random, desktop image of the day is this one from my trip to Norway a couple years ago.

Vintage gas station at Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

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Gas station relocated from outside Wessels gate 15 to Norsk Folkemuseum

My random photo of the day was this pic. This gas station and VW Beetle don’t look that old to me, but perhaps they look ancient to a younger generation. Actually, this was one of the newer items at Norsk Folkemuseum. Most structures in this open-air museum were much more than 100-years old. There is also a Stave Church at Norsk Folkemuseum which I need to post a photo of soon.

Me at Holmenkollbakken

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Al @ Holmenkollbakken (Oslo, Norway’s ski jump)

It’s fairly rare that I appear in a photograph. Usually I’m the one on the other side of the camera. However, when I was (alone) at the top of the Oslo Ski Jump two summers ago a couple came up the elevator and asked me to take their photo. I did, and then they insisted that they take mine as well. This was the result.