Monday, August 25, 2014

Strolling around Geiranger city

Strolling around Geiranger city while waiting for the ferry

Geiranger was the first Norwegian city on my holiday itinerary where I felt like in a contemporary fairytale – being surrounded by rainbow colored flowers, a whole world of  trolls (some happy, some sad, others short, few tall, and most of them quite cheeky), boats and bicycles, all surrounded by a hot chocolate flavor in „fjord - shell”.
Geiranger fjord city
Geiranger fjord city (Own photo)
Now, recalling all those sweet memories, colorful random images and various scents, makes me think that even if located in a fjord area, Geiranger city was built in an early summer day.

Was a chill morning of July, with temperature close to 15’C, few fluffy gray clouds and timid sun beams, here and there some rain drops falling down from trees from a light rain just few moments ago, lots of curious blossomed flowers popping out at every step around, some confused snails carrying their homes on their „shoulders” over the alleys, white houses with reddish roofs, and wooden houses with „hairy” roofs (covered by fresh healthy grass) and bicycles... lots of bicycles.

Until the moment to embark on the ferryboat for the most expected cruise thru Geiranger fjord, I took my time to stroll along the place and loved to see that sun took over, no raindrops anymore, all small ponds got dried, the tiny wooden houses hosting coffee shops and souvenir stores were shiny and appealing anyone passing by to enter and check latest items with viking swords, shields, collection of trolls or awesome postcards, the grass from to top roofs became bright green and vivid, kind of admiring the tourists rambling around...
Geiranger fjord city
Geiranger fjord city (Own photo)
Later on I’ve enjoyed the view over the marina sipping from a cup of hot delicious chocolate from „Geiranger Shokolade”, in a comfortable bench witnessing the ferries and some other small boats floating on calm turquoise waters with no waves, the majestic and steep greenish mountains with far peaks covered by snow making a splendid contrast with the perfect blue sky, few birds flying above with cheerful thrills, the delicate scent coming from fresh flowers, and lots of curious and excited tourists all over the place.
Geiranger fjord city
Geiranger fjord city (Own photo)
Have no idea if Geiranger city has its own emblem, but definitely could be a troll riding a bicycle with a basket full of flowers set upfront, whistling a frolic Norwegian song and a cup of chocolate in one hand.