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Wordless Wednesday: It’s a McDonald’s For Sure

Location: Bergen, Norway

February 26, 2018 at 9:13 am 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

Fløibanen Ride
Location: Bergen, Norway

This picture was taken while riding the Fløibanen (funicular) up to Mt. Fløyen in Bergen, Norway.

Among my fellow passengers, one person stood out. While everybody was scrambling to get a good view, she kept to herself. She remained seated with her arms crossed and seemed uninterested amidst the commotion around her. I assumed she was a local or just afraid of heights.

I can assure you that I didn’t intend to target her. It was more like collateral damage. I usually don’t take pictures of people without their permission.

Fløibanen Ride

If you’re visiting the area, I recommend going on top of Mt. Fløyen. At 1,058 feet above sea level, it offers a spectacular view of Bergen and vicinity. Trust me, even the climb at 30-40 degree angle would be a memorable experience in itself.

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February 23, 2018 at 9:19 am 2 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Playing the Trump Card

Sign of the Times
Location: Bergen, Norway

October 31, 2016 at 9:15 am 6 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

Bergen Mcdonald's

Location: Bergen, Norway

McDonald’s is one of America’s most famous exports. According to statistics, it has 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries around the world.

Wherever I travel, I always look for it. It’s like home away from home. It’s not for the food, silly, but for its restrooms. When you really have to go, you’d find them up to standard.

McDonald’s is usually easy to find with its big golden arc sign displayed prominently in its location. It’s part of its DNA.

Science has noted, however, that DNA is dynamic and adaptable and subject to change as a result of environmental factors. That’s what came to mind when I came across McDonald’s in Bergen, Norway last month. Its looks has gone a complete transformation in line with the efforts of preserving the image of the historic neighborhood where it’s located. Fortunately for consumers, the high quality of its food, services, and restrooms remains the same.

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October 28, 2016 at 2:51 pm 13 comments

Inside Norway: Bergen in the Rain

Mount Fløyen, Bergen

Location: Mount Fløyen, Bergen, Norway

Bergen was the last stop in our Scandinavian tour. Founded in 1060 by King Olav Kyrre, it’s Norway’s second largest city behind Oslo.

Our tour guide reminded us to always bring our raincoats when we went out. According to her, it rains 300 days in a year in Bergen, making it one of the rainiest cities in the universe. She was right, of course. It rained two out of the three days we were there.

Bryggen Museum Bryggen Museum

During our stay, a local guide led us on a tour of the Bryggen Museum while offering insight into the history of the city all the way back to its glory days as a center of the North Atlantic trade.

He also mentioned about the city being destroyed by fire and rebuilt through the centuries. As a matter of fact, the Museum was built over the site of the fire in 1955. This led me to think Fire and Rain by James Taylor could be an appropriate theme song for the city. Just kidding.

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October 24, 2016 at 11:03 am 2 comments

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