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The National Theatre, Bergen (ii)

More pictures of the Art Nouveau National Theatre, (aka Den Nationale Scene,) Bergen.

Detail (to right hand side of entrance – mirrored on left hand side.)

Detail, The National Theatre, Bergen

Detail:-

Architectural Detail, The National Theatre, Bergen

Side Tower and Canopy. There is rule of three in the columnar windows so a hint (or a prefiguring) of Art Deco:-

Side Tower and Canopy, The National Theatre, Bergen

Side of the building (to the rear):-

Part of The National Theatre Building, Bergen

Side of building:-

More of The National Theatre Building, Bergen

Side of The National Theatre Building, Bergen

Rearmost side of building:-

To Rear of The National Theatre Building, Bergen

Back of building:-

Part of The National Theatre Building, Bergen

Stitched photo of part of building:-

The National Theatre Building, Bergen

The National Theatre, Bergen (i)

The National Theatre (Den Nationale Scene) is an architectural gem in the Art Nouveau style in Norway’s second city, Bergen, which we visited in September 2017.

The National Theatre, Bergen, from Garden to Front

From a distance. I didn’t realise it at the time but the statue just to the left of the lamppost is of Henrik Ibsen:-

The National Theatre, Bergen

Upper frontage:-

Upper Frontage, The National Theatre, Bergen

Entrance canopy (heavily detailed):-

Entrance Canopy, The National Theatre, Bergen

Reverse angle:-

Entrance Canopy, The National Theatre, Bergen, Reverse Angle

Doors:-

Doors, The National Theatre, Bergen

Door. “Billet Kontor” is, I correctly assumed, ticket office. “Video overvĂ„ket” is apparently ‘video monitored’:-

Door, The National Theatre, Bergen

Internal door (and pram):-

Internal Door, The National Theatre, Bergen


Central tower with finials:-

Finials, The National Theatre, Bergen

Norway Thanks Denmark Memorial, Copenhagen

I found this on the way in from Langelinie Pier, Copenhagen to the city centre.

Apparently a statue of two sisters, this obviously represents Norway’s thanks to Denmark.

Norway Thanks Denmark Memorial, Copenhagen

Goodbye to Olden

I took this photo from the ship as we were leaving Olden. It’s a local hotel and has Art Deco/Moderne styling but may be later in construction:-

Art Deco/Moderne Style Hotel, Olden, Norway

There’s a turf-roofed chalet to the right of centre on this photo of the hillside behind the pier:-

Turf Roofed Chalet, Olden, Norway

The locals gave us a flag-waving send-off:-

Farewell from Olden Locals

There was someone in one of the higher up chalets waving a Union Jack but I didn’t manage to get the picture. The ones on the pier had a musical accompaniment:-

Musical Farewell from Olden, Norway

River Walk, Olden, Norway

Looking up to Lake Floen from falls on Oldeelva river:-

Above Falls on Oldeelva River, Olden, Norway

On the way back to Olden village we decided not to take the road again but to walk the path on the other side of the river.

This required walking across wooden catwalks/bridges. You can see other such walkways in photos in previous posts:-

Wooden Bridge, Oldeelva River, Norway

One of them had this small bird (a dipper?) perched on it

A Dipper by Oldeelva River, Norway

Looking back towards the falls:-

Oldeelva river ,Olden

There was a path of sorts – more suitable for bikes really – but eventually after having to cross some grass we hit on a semi-metalled road. This was the view back up towards the lake:-

Mist and Mountains Near Olden, Norway

Lake Floen, Norway

We followed a path from the bridge over the Oldeelva river up to a road that curled round Lake Floen. We could perhaps have walked all the way round but I wasn’t sure there would be a bridge or connection to the other side so we turned back after reaching the lakeside. (Looking up maps later it turned out there was a connection and there is in fact a further lake (Oldevatnet) beyond that, apparently fed by the Briksdal glacier.)

Lower end of Lake Floen:-

Part of Lake Floen, Norway

Upper lake:-

Lake Floen in Norway

From lakeside:-

Lake Floen from Lakeside

Oldeelva River, Norway

Part of Oldeelva river:-

Oldeelva river , Olden

Before we reached Lake Floen on our walk up from Olden we came to a bridge over the River Oldeelva just where it spills over a falls. The river is quite fast moving here. Worth a video or two I thought:-

Falls on Oldeelva River, Norway

From over the bridge:-

Oldeelva River, Norway

Both of those were shot looking up towards the lake. This one is looking down towards Olden:-

Falls on Oldeelva River, Norway

Looking down towards Olden from the falls:-

Oldeelva river falls , Olden

Olden Church, Olden, Norway

After our stroll through Olden village we walked the road up past the new Olden Church – an older church building is in the centre of the village – in search of the lake we had been told wasn’t far away. The road runs beside the Oldeelva river for a while. It reminded me a bit of Scottish rivers.

River Oldeelva, Olden, Norway:-

River

The new church is in a typical Norwegian style:-

Olden Church, Olden, Norway

Closer view:-

Closer View, Olden Church, Olden, Norway

Olden Church from graveyard. Note guy wires. According to the information in the link above a huge storm moved the church by 60 centimetres in 1967. The wires are to make sure that doesn’t happen again:-

Olden Church, Olden, Norway From Churchyard

Altar and stained glass, Olden Church:-

Interior of Olden Church, Olden, Norway

Organ loft:-

Organ Loft, Olden Church, Olden, Norway

Looking back to Olden from a bit further up the road. The church and the SS Black Watch can be seen in centre of picture with the Oldeelva river meandering through in foreground.:-

looking back to Olden

Nordfjord, Norway

Reflections in Nordfjord, Olden, Norway:-

More Reflections in Nordfjord, Olden, Norway

Misty mountain and reflections in Nordfjord:-

Reflections in Nordfjord, Olden, Norway

Head of Nordfjord, Norway, looking towards Olden, SS Black Watch in background:-

View in Olden, Norway

SS Black Watch and hill overlooking Nordfjord:-

SS Black Watch and Hill, Olden, Norway

SS Black Watch berthed, Olden, Norway:-

SS Black Watch Berthed, Olden, Norway

Most of this set of photos were taken on a walk we made from Olden towards Loen Fjord. As we were making our way a strange disturbance of the water on Nordfjord made its way in from the seaward end of the fjord. I supposed it might have been the tide coming in but we were so far from the open sea there were no waves as such.

The views and the open water to the left as we made our way westwards with the hills on the other side reminded me of the road from Helensburgh, 8 miles north of Dumbarton, towards Rhu and the Gareloch. The mouth of Loen Fjord (photo taken from Nordfjord, when sailing away from Olden) is flanked by higher mountains though:-

Loen Fjord, Norway

Olden, Norway

Olden is a small anchorage at the end of the Nordfjord, Norway. The town is no more than a village and sits at the mouth of the Oldeelva river on the southern shore of the Nordfjord.

The houses there are typically Norwegian, built of wood and traditionally constructed:-

yellow house

Houses  in Olden

Except some of them have turfed roofs:-

Turf roof Houses

This building looks a bit small to be a house but note the mountainous backdrop:-

Turfed Roof Building, Olden, Norway

Mountains also line the Oldeelva River Valley:-

Looking up Oldeelva River Valley, Olden, Norway

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