June 12/13 - Bergen

The trip to Bergen through the mountains is a must. We go from fertile farm land and crystal blue lakes to snow capped peaks and frozen rivers. Now back to sea level with huge cliffs surrounding fertile land along new valleys. Finse is the highest train station in Norway (4000 feet).

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  Train from Oslo to Bergen.

Train from Oslo to Bergen.

Bergen lives up to its reputation. 

Quaint 18th century charming town in the fjords.

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After checking into our hotel Bill and I go off to the Fantoft Stave Church in Bergen. Originally built in 1150 in Fortun and then moved to Fantoft in 1883. It was burnt down in 1992 by a radical group and rebuilt in 1997, very few still exist and are quite beautiful. 

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  The Fantost Stave Church, Bergen

The Fantost Stave Church, Bergen

We have an amazing Norwegian dinner at BARE. So far the Norwegian food has been extraordinary. Very fresh, innovative, and beautiful presentations. 

Walking home. Bergen is one club after another. A thousand people line the streets, Music everywhere. 

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  Food BARE

Food BARE

  Bergen, 1:00am.

Bergen, 1:00am.

The next morning we walk the streets of Bergen and search for the Leprosy Museum.

The Norwegian doctors were one of the first to provide housing, food and medical treatment for those inflicted with leprosy. Quite a tribute to Norway.

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  Leprosy Museum, Bergen.

Leprosy Museum, Bergen.

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