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    Edvard Grieg
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    Henrik Ibsen
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    Henrik Ibsen

    by Dabs Written Aug 13, 2012

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    Henrik Ibsen

    Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright, lived in Bergen for a few years where he wrote, directed and produced plays You can see a rather creepy statue of him by Nils Raa (1981) in front of the National Theater. I'm not terribly familiar with his work although I recognize some of the names-"A Doll's House", "Peer Gynt" and "Hedda Gabler". The only one of this plays that I remember seeing is "Brand", a rather grim tragedy that I slogged through thanks to Ralph Fiennes.

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    Rubber Boots

    by Sileas Updated Jan 23, 2007

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    typisk norsk?

    It is said of the Bergensers that they are born with Wellies on their feet.

    It might be true actually. I have never before been to a place where rubber boots were actually an item of fashion and available not only in all colours and sizes but also as ankle, knee-high, girly, flower-power, posh, traditional and even hiking shoes! I've even seen some high-heeled ones!!! Just as umbrellas and raincoats, rubber boots are available all over the town. You canactually make a fashion statement by keeping you feet dry!

    And sensible it is, just as well...

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    Famous People of Bergen - Part 2

    by aliante1981 Written Oct 9, 2003

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    When I go somewhere, I am always interested to learn more about that place's famous people - those who were born, lived, worked, or died there. And here’s the second part of the names list I'd like to mention in connection with Bergen:

    - Johan Ludwig Mowinckel, prime minister during the 1920s and '30s;
    - Absalon Pedersson Beyer, Lutheran humanist scholar;
    - Karsten Solheim, the famous golf-equipment designer;
    - Amalie Skram, the novelist;
    - Johan Welhaven, poet and critic;
    - Nordahl Brun Grieg, lyric poet, dramatist, and novelist;
    - Bjornstjerne Martinius Bjornson., poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, editor, public speaker, and theatre director;
    - Henrik Ibsen, the playwright.

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    Famous People of Bergen - Part 1

    by aliante1981 Updated Oct 9, 2003

    When I go somewhere, I am always interested to learn more about that placeýs famous people - those who were born, lived, worked, or died there. And hereýs the first part of the names list Iýd like to mention in connection with Bergen:

    - Edvard Grieg, the composer;
    - Ole Bull, the violinist;
    - Johan Christian Dahl, the landscape painter;
    - Ludvig Holberg, the dramatist;
    - Bjorn Helland-Hansen, the father of the modern Norwegian oceanography;
    - Johan Nordahl Brun, poet, dramatist, bishop, and politician;
    - Vilhelm Bjerknes, meteorologist and physicist, one of the founders of the modern science of weather forecasting;
    - Christian Michelsen, statesman and prime Minister, who proclaimed Norwayýs independence from Sweden

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  • Many of them speak English...

    by renee2_21_78 Written Aug 24, 2002

    Many of them speak English very well. They really didn't seem to be fazed at seeing many African-Americans touring around there. Just because the country is Norway, doesn't mean that there is only one culture or one race of people.

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    hey, the sun shines...

    by Gili_S Written Dec 17, 2005

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    As the sun is not so often shines here, immediately when there is some sunshine the local people will be there outside to catch some warmth and suntan.

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