Parnassians on tour

by Helen Hooker November. 28, 2018 554 views
A few of Bergen's colourful houses

A few of Bergen's colourful houses

After yesterday’s journey to Norway, it was down to business today, with the Parnassian Ensemble. We spent a couple of hours this morning rehearsing our concert programme, before heading out to do some exploring before the light faded. Sophie was keen to show us Mount Fløyen, so we walked over to the funicular railway, which would carry us up the steep hill.

A quick Parnassian group shot while waiting for the funicular railway

A quick Parnassian group shot while waiting for the funicular railway

The tracks run through tunnels in the mountainside in places

The tracks run through tunnels in the mountainside in places

The view from the back seat is very dramatic!

The view from the back seat is very dramatic!

The view from the top was truly spectacular, although the same couldn’t really be said for the light. However, with heavy rain predicted for tomorrow, I was pleased it was at least clear enough to see for miles!

Looking down towards the uniquely shaped Grieg Concert Hall

Looking down towards the uniquely shaped Grieg Concert Hall

Lynden, Sophie and David figuring out which direction to look for home

Lynden, Sophie and David figuring out which direction to look for home

Unfortunately, the café at the top of the hill was closed (I guess a Wednesday in November isn’t peak tourist season) so we headed back downhill and stopped off at the Zupperia for a warming lunch. I plumped for the Rudolph Soup, which was absolutely delicious and big enough to feed a whole family!

The vertiginous view, for our descent

The vertiginous view, for our descent

Reindeer soup - absolutely delicious!

Reindeer soup - absolutely delicious!

28 November 2018

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Kay Hooker 1 year, 2 months ago

All are great shots, but Sophies hair is quite 'hair raising' in 11. So glad that you all had such a good time in Bergen. Hope the concert went as good as expected.

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