Country and city.

After a cruise up a fjord, and a visit to a place I've loved for years because of a postcard, and a gorgeous valley drive through a mountain range, this sight felt to me as though it summed up our evening's destination, despite its much-vaunted status as a place people love to visit. Too many people, is my problem, and I suspect that my spectacularly poor choice of hotels for myself and our driver hasn't helped anything at all--though after yet another fine dinner, I will prove to myself once again tonight that I can sleep through nearly anything, up to and including techno dance parties raging in the bar two flights under my hotel room--and up to and including afterparties (and highly voluble Frenchmen and Irishwomen) raging literally outside my hotel room door.