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    This is Bergen.

    I have some images from Bergen so I open this thread with images from Bergen. If you have anything to add as well, please feel more than welcome to help me build up the collection.

    What better to start this thread with than this fabulous image by Japanese photographer Tsueno Nakamura showing Asuka approaching Skansen a quite summers morning:

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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  • #2
    Just when I haven’t too much time, another irresistible thread pops up!!
    So just two offerings for now:



    There’s the classic Bergen . . .




    . . . and there’s the enigmatic Bergen!

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    • #3
      I LOVE IT!! Seagull, you have to tell me where you found the faces--WONDERFUL!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ehp View Post
        . . . you have to tell me where you found the faces. . .
        That is a very good point – I do hope I can find them again next time I am in Bergen!
        Right, just checked on some photos taken before and after, which happen to include street signs. I’ve narrowed it down to the area marked with the black circle on the map. It’s not far away from my favourite cafe-bar.

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        • #5
          A really old photograph of unknown origin showing the Bergen fish-market somewhere around 1900: I would really have loved to see a comparison image taken recently, to see if there is anything at all we can recognize:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            I would really have loved to see a comparison image taken recently, to see if there is anything at all we can recognize
            Actually there seems to be very little that can be recognised.
            The buildings on the right have clearly been rebuilt:



            It is no surprise that those buildings on the left of the old photo, where Strandkaien now is, have not survived for it is this side of Nordness that was destroyed by a wartime ammunitions explosion.

            I initially had some hopes for the old lamp post on the left of the old photo. But scrutinising this telephoto view from Fløyen, there are no old lamps to be seen:




            That leaves us with two features in the far distance.



            On the right the Rosenkrantz Tower can just be seen above the rooftops - here photographed from across the water on a misty morning:




            On the left of the old photo, the New Church lacks the tall tower seen today:



            A history of Bergen website, http://www.histos.no/bergen/vis.php?kat=5&id=51&spr=en
            confirms in a photo caption that a new tower was constructed after the 2nd World War. This appears to be as a result of damage sustained as a result of the ammunitions explosion of 1944 which I referred to above.

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            • #7
              Cecilia - you are a master: very enjoyable to read your findings!

              I have a big passion for finding similarities in really old and new more recent photographs... I remember there was such a display posted at Gardemoen Airport a while back: it is no surprise probably that I almost missed my flight!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                I have a big passion for finding similarities in really old and new more recent photographs...
                As do I, but I think I've had enough off topic fun with you two for one day........

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                • #9
                  If we think about it real hard; is there really anything called "Off Topic"....?
                  Or let me refrace my question; is OT so bad as some might think...?

                  I know what we mean by OT, and I'm a big OT'er myself...., but when a thread goes off topic for a while, that's just a result of a live and kicking discussion....., I think.
                  And in most forums, many good comments and things you otherwise wouldn't know about comes forward during the OT sequense.

                  My conclution is therefore; OT is good.....

                  (Puh....., did anyone understand anything at all of this "soup" of english words....?).
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                    My conclution is therefore; OT is good.....
                    (Puh....., did anyone understand anything at all of this "soup" of english words....?).
                    I certainly did understand, and and I absolutely agree, Sterkoder – What some might call OT I just call connections or a train of thought. Brilliant!
                    And should the new thought become so interesting to become a topic in itself, we have our diligent Captain to move the discussion to another place (so that it will be easier to find in the future).
                    Originally posted by ehp View Post
                    . . . but I think I've had enough off topic fun with you two for one day........
                    But here we witness a completely different phenomena – the usually irrepressible ehp completely overcome by my cheeky photoshopping of certain well known ships in the plane spotters thread – and it was Captain that started me off in that direction. . .

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                    • #11
                      I think we are all guilty at some point or another....

                      OT is necessarily not bad, as indicated above, I occasionally agree. I have my own tendencies sometimes....
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                        Cecilia - you are a master: very enjoyable to read your findings!
                        I had intended to add how very much I enjoyed your “then and now” challenge, pakarang, and thank you for posting such an interesting old photo of Bergen.

                        I even find it fascinating to see changes that have happened in places over just a few years, in recent times. For example as one sees in some of the ports on the Hurtigruten route. Sometimes major as at Svolvær, and sometimes quite subtle differences like those new houses in Torvik I mentioned on my Finnmarken trip thread.
                        (By the way I’m working on the next episode of that at the moment; I haven’t forgotten about it. )

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                        • #13
                          Well...I guess I must put my two cents in .....(oh, like I could resist...LOL
                          Going off topic is just the typing equivalent of us sitting around in the pub, chatting about our thoughts....
                          and I'm such a stream-of-conciousness type that I start out all logical on point A and end up fairly quickly, not at point D but somewhere in calculus or Picasso's blue period..... totally illogical...which is why I need y'all to pull me back!!!!!

                          However...watch this...

                          BACK ON TOPIC (oh, how the mighty have fallen)

                          I love "THEN and NOW's"- old photos and trying to figure them out compared to new. At our city hall, there's an old aerial photo of Tennille, from the 1920's, and I love finding my house. It's cool to see it when these huge magnolia trees I have out front were babies..and what the streets looked like--almost a farmland, without some of the more modern homes around....must be the historian in me...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                            It is no surprise that those buildings on the left of the old photo, where Strandkaien now is, have not survived for it is this side of Nordness that was destroyed by a wartime ammunitions explosion.
                            And here is a film clip owned by Norwegian Broadcasting showing some of the damage in and around Bergen after that particular explosion.

                            http://www.nrk.no/dynasx?p_lenke_id=...3&mswmext=.asx
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            • #15
                              You are so good to have looked out that remarkable footage, pakarang. I had not realised the extent of the damage, and that buildings on both sides of Vågen were so severely affected.

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