The Commons welcomes Bergen Public Library!

[Julius Röntgen, Frants Beyer and Edvard Grieg hiking]

[Nina Grieg portrait painting]  [Ole Bull with violin]  [Edvard Grieg portrait]

Hoorah! The Bergen Public Library, 2nd largest in Norway, joins The Commons on Flickr! Founded in 1872, Bergen Public Library is the main library and music department in the city center, six branch libraries and a mobile library. They also run the libraries in Bergen prison and Bjørgvin prison.

They begin their journey into The Commons with two collections, one for Edvard Grieg, the Norwegian composer from the Romantic period, and another for Ole Bull, the great Norwegian violinist. Their digital archives contain portraits of and sketches from these renowned musical talents.

[The Bergen Music fest, group picture with Edvard Grieg]

Sommerstimmung auf Løvstakken bei Bergen

Troldhaugen near Bergen. My home