A walk through the city on medieval streets, It is very common to see flower pots in the windows of houses, along with hanging hearts and lights. The gold building was a private 140 room house that is now the royal residence. The island is Monk Island, a former monastery.
The Nidaros Cathedral is the coronation church. The archbishops palace holds the royal jewels. If you look closely at the 1969 statue of St Michael at the top of the cathedral you will see the face of Bob Dylan, an homage to his protest of the Vietnam war.
An ingenius solution to getting you and your bike up the hill. One third of the city is students. There is some coordination involved.