Photographer's Note

This is a picture taken in the township Sandviken in Bergen. The houses are located in the end of a little alley named Rosesmuget (a glimpse of the alley behind the bench). At the end of the alley this square is located as a little oasis free for cars. The old houses in Sandviken is organized in small cozy hamlets. Sandviken was originally a large farm which was incorporated in Bergen in 1877, and then became a township with the same name.

Although the first syllable in the name of the alley Rosesmuget and the hamlet Rosesmuggrenden, both in Norwegian and English translation means rose as the flower, and beautiful roses creep along the ancient walls, the name has nothing to do with the flower rose.
The alley and the hamlet was named after a sea captain who settled down in Bergen in 1821, and built a house at this location. Most of the houses here are from the 18th or early 19th century.

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Additional Photos by Erling Henriksen (Hansaphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 942 W: 63 N: 2273] (11377)
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