Travel to Norway
• Travel to Norway
Today we will visit the city, which is about 400 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Where are the northernmost in the world botanical garden, a brewery, a football club and a planetarium.
We go around the perimeter of the Fjords, saved from the rain are moving across the bays humpback bridges, get to Tromsø.
There are still 50 kilometers.
Cute mailboxes with flowers, landscapes and trolls.
Elks here a lot, apparently, but we have not seen.
Is it too simple lawn, or is it something useful grow?
Houses with earthen roof.
Norway continues to amaze. Conventional vegetable shop at the bus stop. Only the seller does not. You take whatever you want, you put in a box denyuzhku (prices written) - and all! Something tells me that we have such a system is unlikely to work. Despite the meager food stocks, we do not have - it's expensive.
The whole country is very mountainous; it forms a huge plateau consisting of gneiss and granite and other entities Archaean and Palaeozoic periods; in the eastern part of it is cut up by large valleys, and in the western and northern - jutting deep into the inland maritime fjords.
It is interesting that the production of electricity per capita Norway ranks first in the world. Thus, despite the existence of large reserves of hydrocarbons, 99% of its electricity from hydropower.
A small horse farm.
Forests cover 27% of the country.
Finally got to Tromso. Ahead - a graceful bridge at the entrance to the city. April 17, 2008 Tromsø Bridge was declared a monument of cultural heritage of Norway.
Suburbs. As still cool, they do not have these stupid of our high-rise buildings.
The settlements on the site of Tromsø existed since the era of the last Ice Age and the Iron Age. The first church was built in Tromsø in 1252.
This is a city of fishermen, as a monument symbolizing the central area of Tromsø. The city center is on the small island of Tromsø (with an area of 22 square kilometers), about 400 km north of the Arctic Circle.
In medieval chronicles is mentioned as a fortress to protect against the coast-dwellers who occupied lands in the northeast of the present Norway. Status of Tromsø received in 1794.
The port, beautiful house and ...
... glass toilets.
Fishing vessel. No rust, all as toy, freshly painted.
During the Second World War, the city was temporarily the Government of Norway. Tromsø is not affected by the war, though far from the city was flooded German battleship Tirpitz, which killed nearly 1,000 German sailors.
Museum Raul Amundsen. It was in Tromsø in 1901, the famous polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) purchased the vessel "Gjøa", which in 1903 went on an expedition to the North Pole. And because of Tromsø Amundsen went to his last journey - he joined the search for the Italian expedition of Umberto Nobile. June 18, 1928, he flew to the seaplane "Latham-47" ( "Latham") with the French crew of Tromsø and headed to Spitzbergen. When the aircraft was in the vicinity of Bear Island in the Barents Sea, the radio operator reported that the flight takes place in thick fog and requested radio-bearing, then the connection was broken. On the night of August 31 to September 1 near Tromso float "Latham-47" was found. The exact circumstances of Amundsen's death are unknown. One Italian journalist, who asked what had him so fascinating in the polar regions, Amundsen said: "Oh, if you ever had a chance to see with their own eyes, as there is wonderful - there I would die."
And we lived in a hotel, at the entrance of which there is such a figure here.
Oddly enough, even here there are beggars! A woman sitting in the middle of the street, next to - a glass with a trifle. Probably a refugee.
Architecture, of course, fantastic.
The population of Tromsø - the eighth in the number of residents of Norway - is just over 59 thousand people.
And we leave Tromso. Tromsø Bridge - it is a reinforced concrete frame and roof console, has 58 spans. At the time of construction it was the longest bridge in Northern Europe. The bridge was one of the most popular places for suicide in the whole of Norway. extra high fence was installed in 2005, which has received the unofficial title "suicide fence".