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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Bridges and Our World Tuesday

I live on an island on the west coast of Norway. In order to get anywhere we depend on bridges, tunnels and ferries. Until 2001 our only option for getting off the island at all was the ferry. 

Then in April 2001 a triangular traffic system of 2 big bridges (and 1 smaller), and a sub sea tunnel, was opened, and we could almost stop living by ferry schedules. 

We can get off our island ferry free now, and even continue across the country to Oslo, but to continue along the coast north to Bergen or south to Stavanger, there are still half hour ferry rides to be caught. 

Please click on the photos for a better view.













19 comments:

Andrew said...

Wonderful structures to see Inge.
The landscape alone looks fantastic to see.

Lesley said...

This is a beautiful overview of where you live (I imagine so very different form the rest of us!)

forgetmenot said...

Magnivicent bridge! And such a beautiful country you live in--wow! Have a great week. Mickie ;)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful shots of the bridge and surrounding landscape, especially when viewed large.

NixBlog said...

One has to be grateful for modern technology and engineering! Lovely pictures.

Valerie said...

Spectacular views Inger. I had the pleasure of visiting your stunning country many years ago and it's beauty is breathtaking (not just from the cold temperatures either!). Kinsarvick and the Hardanger Fjord stand out in my memory especially. Thanks for sharing.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - have the bridges changed the island? I know that people say the Skye (Scotland) has changed since it has a bridge.

Stewart M - Australia

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful views of the bridges, water and mountains. I would love to visit your country someday! Beautiful photos! Have a great day!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures of the bridges, and of course, of that blue water and beautiful mountains. Such a magnificent country you do have, Inger! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

You gave us a great overview here of where you live Inger! Bridges and ferries are pretty to most of us and pretty darn important as well to you. There are a few places in the US on Islands -- we always love to visit them, they are such special places.

Andrea said...

Wow that is a beautiful country with all those islands. How i wish we can have our islands connected properly like that, as our country is also an archipelago. I've passed through that undersea tunnel connecting Copenhagen and Sweden and i thought my amazement was not correlated with the feeling while traversing it, seems just normal.

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful!

Belatedly, «Louis» thanks you for this fine contribution to Sunday Bridges.

Al said...

Those are attractive bridges, and the scenery is spectacular. Now I want to see close-ups of the bridges!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, that's great. People cuss out technology but it does add a lot to our life.

Luna Miranda said...

how wonderful! the bridge looks so light and beautiful. living in an archipelago, i wish someday we can build more bridges here to connect the islands.:p

Leovi said...

I love this delightful frame with a beautiful view. Greetings.

Rohit Sareen said...

whoa...tats like 3 bridges in a row in the first pic! superb aerial view shots!

Cheers,
My Third Eye

JM said...

What gorgeous views!

Francisca said...

Your panorama is wonderful. Norway is such a beautiful country. I can't imagine having to live with a ferry schedule, so I'd be happy to have these handsome bridges to cross.

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