Ole Bull / Lysøen, Bergen

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    Lysøen IslandThe beautiful...

    by Erlend76 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Lysøen Island
    The beautiful and extraordinary villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull (1810 - 1880) in 1873. Ole Bull’s charismatic personality and musical excellence had a great influence on contemporary artists. He spent his summers relaxing on Lysøen, and often invited fellow artists and musicians. Ole Bull also had created some 13 km of pathways to provide his guests with leisurely strolls through the lovely scenery of Lysøen. He died on the island in 1880. In 1973, his granddaughter Mrs. Sylvea Bull Curtis of Connecticut donated the villa and all its contents to the Society for the Preservation of Norwegian Ancient Monuments. Café for light refreshments. Rowboat hire

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    Ole Bull's Villa

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 17, 2006

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    Ole Bull's Villa

    The wonderful house on Lysoen was the summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull (1810-1880) in 1873. He died on the island in 1880. Like the house of Grieg, I found fantastic to walk in the house of one of the best musician of all times!!!!!

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    Ole Bull

    by mehulraj Updated Sep 18, 2011

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    Ole Bull

    Samething didnt knew anything about this sculpture when I took this picture got to know from internet that its called "Ole Bull" made by stephen sinding and first time presented in 1901.Actually bus dropped me just across the road there I found one museum and that was closed and one beautiful lake just across it.
    This is last stop of city thats what bus driver told me,so my trip around city started from this place.

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    Ole Bulls Plass

    by Virtuous_Tourist Updated May 23, 2003

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    These children seem to be enjoying playing in the splashing waters of the fountain at Ole Bull's Plass.
    There are several hotels, bars and restaurants around the area, making it a convenient meeting spot.

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    Statue of Ole Bull

    by cheekymarieh Written Sep 7, 2002

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    This is one of the cities most important former citizens. He was the first ever Norwegian violin soloist. His statue stands on a rock with a fountain. It is surrounded by a rock pool which has stepping stones across it.

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    Lysøen, the summer house of Ole Bull

    by LittleWonder Updated Sep 7, 2005

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    Ole Bull's summer house

    The small island of Lysøen where the summer house of the violinist and composer Ole Bull is located.
    The area is today a museum and concert hall.

    The island also have some very beautiful gardens.

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    Ole Bulls Plass Bergen

    by imeley Written Dec 7, 2012

    This monumental bronze figure show Ole Bull playing the violin. It is 4 m. in height and is mounted on a rocky pedestal. Bull was one of the greates violin virtousi of his age.

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