Thursday, June 10, 2010

Norway Day 2: Thursday

We woke up today and decided that we wanted to see the Cathedral of Trondheim (Nidaros Domkirke) which according to our guidebook is one of the most "important, historic, and most impressive ecclesiastical buildings in Scandinavia." It is the burial place of the medieval Norwegian kings, and was also the site of the coronation of King Haakon VII in 1905. It's construction began in 1070 as a cathedral, and some of the oldest parts still remain. Robert and I were also lucky today to hear a concert inside; it was a pipe organ recital--absolutely fantastic to hear in such a place! There is a museum on site that displays the crown jewels of Norway that we were able to see. Other pictures were taken of the graveyard outside of the Cathedral that included a beautiful Resistance Memorial built in memorium of those that fought against the Nazi Occupation of Norway. After we toured the Cathedral, we left Trondheim, to drive down to Kristiansund. . .

Cathedral of Trondheim

Resistance Memorial

Crypts under the Cathedral

I just loved this sign!

Countryside between Trondheim and Kristiansund Norway

Notice the snow on the mountains

Quirky Robert and me had to stop and visit a campground, here is snow on the ground :)

Ferry ride on the way to Kristiansund, Norway

Kristiansund, Norway