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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Beautiful & Pristine Norway



I was looking through my photos the other day, actually I was meant to be culling them to clear up some space on my computer but as usual got distracted with some of our old travels.



I came across our photos from Norway and remembered what an awesome trip that was. Norway has some really beautiful scenery. Everything looks serene, calm and pristine. Like an untouched land. The houses are cute and very 'Scandinavian' and of course the fjords are amazing! Wide open waterways surrounding many mountains and little towns with scatterings of colourful wooden homes. Totally picturesque!



While we were travelling we got alot of buses from town to town and noticed the cute little mail boxes of the homes in that town. The homes were often spread far apart from each other so I guess it only made sense to have everyones post boxes together in one spot for the postie to drop the mail off! As with the home of Norway each mailbox was painted in fun bright colours - I wonder if they matched their homes??

We also saw on a few stops along way an 'honour' system second hand book shop (or atleast we thing that was what it was) on the side of the street. You can see in the photo collage above all the books were displayed with a little box on the side I assume to put your money in. Very cute and gave the whole town a nice little vibe to it - something about town life that you just can't seem to find in the city.

And that last picture there was a little stall selling deer and whale meat. Which I guess may be common place in some countries but I thought it was a bit unusual!!



We visited many of the areas of the fjord lands but I think my fav was Balestrand. Not sure why, maybe because it was so quiet and felt like we were in our own little place strolling along the water. The Kviknes Hotel was especially picturesque against the pretty backdrop of the water (see pic above).



The photos above were taken of Bergen. The town we flew into and where our Norway trip started. We stayed in the basement of somebodies home and it was nice staying in an actual 'home' rather than a motel or hotel. It was lovely to roam the little lanes and alleys of residential Bergen and squeal with delight over how uber cute all the homes were painted in such pretty colours!

Now, I really mustn't get any more distracted and get back to clearing out some space on my computer instead of day dreaming I was on holidays again!!

6 comments:

KimberlyRose said...

Beautiful!! Wish I could go there today! :)

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Pam said...

What a place to visit, I just love these photos and I love the way you arranged them too!

P.S. I have given you a blog award...

http://alwaysartistic.blogspot.com/2009/07/lemonade-award_12.html

~Pam

Ear Gauges said...

looks beautiful.. i want to go there

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Monika said...

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Monika said...

Ola, amei seu blog e quanto mais do seu desing, eu andei visitando ultimamente algums blog com o seu desgn e amei eles! sera que vc poderia preparar o do meu blog? se sim me respondeatravés de comentarios nele!http://universoluab.blogspot.com.br/