Wednesday, June 11, 2008
ABC Wednesday - U is for Ulriken
Ulriken is the highest of the seven mountains surrounding the city of Bergen, rising 643 meters above sea level.
An aerial cableway was built in 1961. From the lower station in Haukelandsbakken to the top the cableway has a total length of 1120m. Two cars, named Perle and Bruse, each with room for 25 passengers, travel the cableway.
As we climbed we could see our cruiser berthed in the port.
On a wall are the words of a song composed by Johan Nordahl Brun in 1791 and which has become known as Bergen's national anthem.
On one side sheep graze on the green hills.
On the other the sprawl of the city is laid out with the mist covered mountains beyond.
We were helped in our visit by the driver of the Bergen in a Nutshell tour, but we understand that the Cable Car is now closed until spring/summer 2009 because of rebuilding and redecoration.
You can read a fuller account of our time in Bergen on our cruise journal.
You can see the current view from the top of Ulriken on it's webcam.
My other ABC Wednesday U posts this week are ~~ Unity Inn Sign at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Uplands Farm at Old Hyde ~~ Under the Pier at Sithenah
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