Monday, September 01, 2008

Theme Day: Sister Cities



Photo "Bergen Harbour," Copyright 2007 Jonas Smith. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonassmith/52614456/

No, this is NOT Seattle! Today CDPBloggers are showing you photos of our sister cities around the globe. Bergen Norway is the second of Seattle's 21 official sister cities (adopted in 1967; Kobe, Japan was first in 1957, and 19 others have come since). Like Seattle, Bergen is a port town and very beautifully situated. King Olav the 5th of Norway came to Seattle in 1975 and dedicated a Nordic heritage plaza in the Ballard neighborhood called "Bergen Place," which features a large colorful mural depicting life in Bergen, as well as stone benches carved to honor Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. Many Seattlites trace their heritage back to Norway and the other Scandinavian countries. Photo, "Bergen Harbor," is by Jonas Smith, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonassmith/. See who your other favorite City Daily Photo Blogs' sister cities are around the globe.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
Or click a city from this list:Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Aurora, South Africa by shelagh, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Busan, Korea South by iamnbinb, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Chateaubriant, France by trieulet, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Shantaram, Chennai, India by Ram N, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Darmstadt, Germany by Elsch, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Edmonton (AL), Canada by , Evry, France by Olivier, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Gothenburg, Sweden by Lo/David, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Helsinki, Finland by PPusa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Honningsvag, Norway by J., Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Istanbul, Turkey by mustafa34, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Karwar, India by Yogesh, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Madrid, Spain by Tr3nta, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Anthony, Mashhad, Iran by Meead, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Muizenberg, South Africa by Pentaxjunkie, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, New York City (NY), USA by Kitty, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Nice, France by Angelaj, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Eric, Paris, France by Elsa, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pensacola (FL), USA by P J, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Philadelphia (PA), USA by Andrew Foderaro, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Sharon, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Rancho Palos Verdes (CA), USA by Sarah Adams, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by Burd Zel Krai, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Seoul, South Korea by Phil, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Telluride (CO), USA by mtsrool, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torino, Italy by Fabrizio, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Turin, Italy by Livio, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Villigen, Switzerland by z, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

25 comments:

lavenderlady said...

I had no idea Seattle had 23 sister cities...I guess if you are a city the size of Seattle you can handle that many. Nice shot.

USelaine said...

I think I heard that Bergen gets more rain than any city in Europe (at least). Makes a good match for Seattle. Or it did. Anyway, that would be a delegation I'd like to join.

alice said...

23 sisters cities!!! I don't know Seattle or Bergen but I imagine they are both beautiful port towns.
Have a nice day, Kim!

Small City Scenes said...

What a gorgeous photo. I love all the colors and the colorful water. I didn't know Seattle had so many sister cities either. I do remember Kobe, Japan as one. MB

Chuck Pefley said...

I think there's an echo across the water ... I was stunned at the number of sisters we had, too :)Dad and mom must have really been busy!

angela said...

23! I guess that gives you plenty of choice...Bergen and Seattle would seem to have a lot in common.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. Stunning colors. This is a magnificent photograph, by the way.

Sally said...

Very profligate! I wonder how many mayoral junkets have been made back & forth???? Sitting up the pointy end of Seattle's most famous product???

Sydney Daily Photo

Chris said...

I thought we had a lot of sister cities!

Beautiful photo, Kim (and Jonas!).

babooshka said...

irstly a beautiful image complimenst you inage yeterday so well( take a look folks).23 that's some choice. I had no idea of the heavy Norwegian and Scandinavian links to Seattle. Very interesting, educational, and image in keeping with your usual exceptional photos.

Gordon said...

Wow; a fabulous shot. I reckon 23 sister cities must be a record number.

Livio said...

Wow1 23 sister cities are a big family! Great photo and colored reflection

Marcel said...

Now there is a sister city I'd like to visit!

BTW: I too was in the carpenters union many years ago.

Mo said...

Its interesting seeing those cities that have more than 1 sister city. Great photo of 1 of yours.

Olivier said...

cette photo de nuit est magnifique, avec ces reflets, bravo.

Felicia said...

You made a beautiful choice with your photo, but with 23 sister cities, how did you decide on Bergen?! Thanks for visiting me in SD and I'm glad that you recognized the location. I should have borrowed some photos from you from your visit there, since I haven't been to Tijuana in more than 10 years!

marley said...

Thanks for your interest in Cheltenham. To answer your question - yes. Cheltenham USA is in the State of Pennsylvania (there is also a Cheltenham in St. Louis, Missouri) and it is named because of the first settlers there being from Cheltenham UK.

Nice borrowed photo btw! Happy theme day :)

Eki Akhwan said...

Sisters are alike! This Bergen harbor view is as beautiful as Seattle.

Perfect photo for Sister City Theme Day, Kim.

Maya said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I was there when I was about 16, but don't remember too much. I do remember that I liked the city though!

Kate said...

That's a lot of sister cities, but think of all the places you can visit! Is Seattle actively involved with each of them?

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" didn't register for this meme, but he's had a splendid time visiting those who did.

Jilly said...

21 sister cities! Goodness, that's an enormous number. Good to read of the connection between Seattle and Bergen and a lovely photo too by Jonas Smith.

Hyde DP said...

Elaine is right about th rain in Bergen (it has a worse reputation than Manchester) - we got drowned there which is why I didn't recpognise the photo.

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

I suppose you has been difficult choosing one sister city. Although, I think a good choice for the city of Bergen. Beautiful photo of the port.
By the way, as is my first visit, I have taken a look at your latest photos, and I have liked. I had another vision of Seattle, more industrial. I liked your point of view.
And thanks for the comments you've made it at: murciadailyphoto.blogspot.com

Rafa said...

looks like you found your twin sister city :)