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                               Bergen, Norway                           

                                               

Bergen is located in the county of Hordaland on the south-western coast of Norway. It is an important cultural hub in its region, recognized as the unofficial capital of Western Norway and sometimes also referred to as the Atlantic coast capital of Norway.

The Hanseatic buildings   

Foreigners, such as the Low german speaking merchants of the Hanseatic League who lived in Bergen in the period from about 1350 to 1750, have had a profound impact on the dialect. 

Rear of the Hanseatic buildings. The buildings were built three and four rows deep. 

St John's Church is a  crucigorm church. St John's was built between 1888 and 1894 in the Gothic Revival style, and is with 1250 seats the largest church in Bergen. The church tower is the highest in the city at 61 metres. It rains a lot in Bergen.     

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) composed in the Romantic period. He is best known for his Piano Concerto in A minor, for his incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt, and for his collection of piano miniatures Lyric Pieces.  

Grieg lived here until his death. He wrote most of his best music in a small building a dozen feet away overlooking this lake.

We listened to a Grieg mini-concert at the museum. Some of his piano miniatures. 

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