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A rainy day at the Fish market, in the 1930s. (Alf Adriansen)

Bergen- Rain City

05.12.2018

"With its strange situation (surrounded by high mountains), this city has the advantage of a beautiful port and considerable shipping, but also the disadvantage that once on land one cannot get to the city without great inconvenience. This is because the weather in the vicinity of these high mountains is extremely unpleasant and rainy. There has even evolved an expression that is always rains in Bergen, and we have not experienced anything to counteract this saying." (a quote by the Dutch professor Fabricius after a visit to Bergen in ca. 1780).

The Boat Hall at the Horda Museum houses 26 clinker-built, open wooden boats

Horda Museeum

19.06.2018

Finse Mountain

Bergensbanen- snow measurements

31.03.2018

Opponents of the Bergen Railway used the snow argument for all it was worth. During the debate in Parliament before the decision about the route was reached in 1894, fears of snowfalls of over 20 metres were presented.

Shelduck.

Herdleflaket

05.12.2018

Spring, summer and autumn, there is bird life on Valen, and the tidal zone is especially attractive. Out on Herdlaflaket, you see ducks and other diving birds all year round, but most in winter.

From Kvitingen nature preserve.

Kvitingen

16.06.2018

Few other places in Hordaland, or even the whole country, get as much rain as in the Samnanger mountains. The mountains here simply attract wetness. The weather station on Kvitingen has continuous measurements all the way back to 1900, and the measurements have documented several records for the county. The station is therefore much used as a reference for the rainfall in western Norway.

Bjørn West-museum

Matre- Bjørn West museum

17.06.2018

From Osterøy museum

Gjerstad

18.06.2018

Boat engines, Norwegian Engine Museum in Skånevik

Skånevik- Norwegian engine museum

25.04.2018

Dwelling house and store from the Øystese hamlet.

Øystese- Kvam rural museum

07.12.2018

Hardanger Folk Museum

Hardanger Folk Museum

27.05.2018

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