Looking across Festplassen towards Ulriken

I wish I could show you what it was really like.

There used to be a carpark there. Now the cars are gone and people cross the square in all directions, a quiet happy buzz around them on this sunny day that promises spring. With no cars crowding me, my gaze lifts to the sky and to Ulriken with its light sprinkling of snow.

Often I forget what a startlingly beautiful place I live in. Imagine a town surrounded by seven mountains!

I’m impatient, and I don’t have a tripod, so this panorama is far from perfect. The moment was far more beautiful than this can show you: bigger, quieter, whiter, and the sky was large and generous. You’ll have to come and see for yourself someday.

5 thoughts on “beauty

  1. i1277

    It’s hard to capture the beauty of Ulriken in a photo. I’ve tried many times but it never turns out anything like the real thing…

  2. Lars

    Oh, I like this! Every time I visit Bergen, something bad seems to have happened to
    the cityscape. Nonneseter was torn down. Nedre NygÂrd, my old home, was changed beyond
    recognition. M¯hlenpris was demolished. But now, something nice, at last. Hope it’s
    a sign that something’s going to change.

  3. Ken

    For practically magic fully automatic stiching, try AutoStich.

    It’s free. And impressive.

  4. Marina

    I came and I saw all this beauty…I loved Bergen!And it’s true, it’s difficoult to catch its beauty in a photo, but at least we try..;-)

  5. Raymond M. Kristiansen

    Nice panorama! I have made a few panoramas from Bergen myself, but they are not that good yet. Here is one: http://tinyurl.com/5nwyu – let’s make a flickr tag called bergenpanorama and share our collective work.


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