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13 April 2017 @ 06:35 pm
Then I went to Bergen  
This is the last travel picspam for a while I promise. I was there to deliver a lecture on Verifying Autonomous Ethical Systems to Matryoshka's Machine Ethics class.

I was very charmed by the hotel which the University booked me into. A lot more character than your average hotel and there were complementary brownies

This was the hall outside my room.

The room itself.

On the second day Matryoshka took me sight-seeing in the pouring rain (I gather Bergen's weather is much like Manchester')

The old hanseatic quarter.

We then went up the funicular railway in order to admire the spectacular views of Bergen from the top.

As you will observe, it was snowing by this point.

However, three hours later when I departed for the airport, the sun had come out.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/245636.html.
lukadreaminglukadreaming on April 13th, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)
Yep, I can see the resemblance to Manchester!
louisedennislouisedennis on April 14th, 2017 12:16 pm (UTC)
Same reason, I think - it sits exactly at the point where warm air from the sea hits a set of hills.
philmophlegm: Got Fish!philmophlegm on April 13th, 2017 08:12 pm (UTC)
What's the giant fish thing?
louisedennislouisedennis on April 14th, 2017 12:18 pm (UTC)
TBH, I don't know. I think at the time I vaguely thought "ah vikings!" but given we were looking at Hanseatic League warehouses that seems unlikely in retrospect.

We were both pretty damp by that point and the rain discouraged curiosity.