The hotel we are staying at in Trondheim was a bakery before it was a hotel. Established in 1863 by Jacob Halseth and continued by his son Aldoph it seems to have been a fascinating institution. It produced 4,000 loaves of bread and 15,000 cakes daily. It had its own 50 HP power station and a 50 m long underground railway between the warehouse and the bakery to bring the flour, etc. to the bakery when needed. It had an interesting display of old documents, including a recipe for sugar cookies (I think if I am translating correctly). The bakery was sold to the municipality in WWI.
This morning, we looked out our hotel room window to see a large cruise ship docked. The Queen Victoria with almost 2,500 passengers. So that will mean Trondheim is a little busier today. To give you an idea of the size of the ship, in the picture below you can see the ferry compared to the cruise ship.
We headed to Røros today. At the Trondheim train station we found that some people in Norway have as much trouble reading signs and obeying them as some in Canada.
The train trip to Røros was a milk-run with 18 stops. One stop reminded us of a brother – spelled slightly different and pronounced completely different, but is still there.
Between the stops there was some lovely scenery.