Once we arrived in Trondheim from Orland via the fast ferry, I took some photos of Trondheim’s waterfront and port area.
In many ways Trondheim initially reminded me of Amsterdam – canals and waterways lined with buildings – and I had no idea what the city would really be like.
Trondheim surprised me in that it was a wonderful and very enjoyable experience over the next few days while waiting to fly on to Oslo and London.
I didn’t photograph the downtown area and excellent pedestrian zone where our hotel was situated right in the heart of the city – but I’ll never forget listening to an Irish folk music band in a bar in downtown Trondheim…they were excellent and I thought I was in Dublin!
The Nidaros Cathedral was constructed between the years 1070 and 1300 – visit Wikipedia to read about both Trondheim and the cathedral.
The front facade of the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim is simply an amazing work of art and a masterpiece of Medieval craftsmanship and artistry.
Take a look at the beautiful lace work on the central rose stained glass window and the incredible number of statues carved and set into the facade.
A closer look at Trondheim’s Nidaros Cathedral’s delicate rose window, and the carving of Jesus’ Crucifixion depicted just below it.
Take a close look at the beautiful spring bulbs – crocuses I think – emerging in the spring grass of the Nidaros Cathedral’s grounds.
I’m always amazed when looking at the world’s great cathedrals, realizing that they are the work of human hands for the glory of God – and crafted by hand without electricity or the aid of modern tools.
I always love to photograph works of art and sculpture in cities that I visit – and this sculpture of the deer and fawn was simply beautiful! 🙂
This statue looks to be a memorial reflecting the traditional Norwegian life lived on the sea – the Norwegian people have always been a seafaring people from the days of the earliest Vikings.
I did a double take when I looked at this marker again commemorating the 1000 year history of Trondheim from 997 to 1997 – so I checked my passport and the stamp says 1996…Trondheim was probably just being proactive! 🙂