Named and founded by King Olav Tryggvason in 997, the city of Trondheim is colorful and lively, and is probably one of the most artistic and fun cities in Norway. Trondheim has so much to offer -- students are often active and are undergoing social projects and activities, leaving these imprints across the city. Apart from the beautiful architecture and creative spaces, Trondheim is also surrounded by naturally picturesque scenery. The cityscape offers the river Nidelva. There's also the Nidaros Cathedral, a Gothic architectural piece with its rich history in Middle Ages Christianity. Our Lomographer Dmitry Shcherbin, a.k.a. aleatorius gives us a tour in Trondheim, with his own words and pictures.
We moved to Trondheim three years ago, before we lived further North, in Tromsø well above the polar circle. I and my wife are from Russia, but all our 4 kids were born in Tromsø. The kids are quite used to polar nights and they miss Tromsø a lot, but the same doesn't quite apply to their parents, we are a bit happier without polar nights down here. I do miss Tromsø as a photographer though!
We live not that far from the city center - just 13 minutes by tram and 110 meters above the sea. This region is called Byåsen, literally the city hill, and considered by locals as specially suited for those who enjoy outdoors and longer colder winters with more snow.
Trondheim is centered around technological education and development: there's a university, a university hospital, and various companies, not necessary oil-related. So there is an interesting balance between local inhabitants and newcomers not only from outside Norway. I read once Trondheim is considered by Norwegians as a cool place to move to, even from bigger places like Oslo.
I think Norwegians are in the process of reinventing their own food, they do experiment a lot with it. For lunch, I would go to SELLANRAA Bok & Bar or Restaurant Atelier. Coffee culture is very strong here, decent coffee one can get almost everywhere (except Starbucks!), for fancier, I normally visit Slabberas and https://www.trondheim.no/cafe-le-frere There are a lot of proper restaurants, but they are a bit too expensive to visit them with kids in the evening, so my knowledge is somewhat restricted to daylight places.
Trondheim offers a lot to photographers, old streets like in Bakklandet with bright colored houses and cobbled pavements, fjord, forested mountains, farm fields, etc. and one can easily access them with public transport, 20 minutes by tram to Lian and you are in the forest and near the lake. Very good time to visit Norway is on the National Day on the 17th of May, one will be surprised how really Norwegians happy on this day and doing their best to enjoy it. People wear traditional dresses and do not mind taking pictures of them
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