Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Z is for Zachariasbryggen in ABC Wednesday

Zachariasbryggen (The Warf of Zacharias) is today one of the largest collections of restaurants, cafes, pubs and other entertainment sites in Bergen. It is a rebuilt complex located at Shetlands-Larsens Brygge. This was formerly known as Torgutstikkeren and is at the end of the old harbour in Bergen, Vågen.

In previous times Zachariasbryggen had various functions connected with the harbour and Fish market etc, but it was torn down a number of years ago to make way for a broadening of the street.

The picture above is from around 1900 (Picture courtesy of The University Library at The University of Bergen) and shows what it looked like then. However, it was rebuilt some years ago.

Today it also contains other shops and businesses. Here we see it from the west (Strandkaien)

In Bergen you can of course see it slightly from above.

Or even more from above.



Today's post is an entry in the fourth round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.


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45 comments:

Dina said...

Must be fun to wander around the wharf. Pretty, although the old one had a lot of character too.
But the last photo has way too many buildings for this country-girl. :)

Anne said...

Tipser bergen tidene m bloggen din jeg, så blir du den nye turistsjefen!! Du og Petunia, skulle hatt en statue i sentrum hver dere .-))

Wenche said...

Bryggen er eit "must" når eg er i Bergen. Må berre spasere på den og sjølvsagt må eg ein tur innom fisketorget:)

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmm makes Whitby seem so very very very tiny! Loved this!

PERBS said...

You are fortunate that you can take those photos from different angles --very interesting. I am wondering why all the roofs are red? I would enjoy strolling around there, taking in the view!

photowannabe said...

You make me want to pack my bags and see your beautiful country. This wharf looks so inviting and interesting. Perfect choice for the last letter of the alphabet.

Prospero said...

Rune, those quasi-aerial shots are magnificent.

Janie said...

Interesting to see the wharf long ago as compared to now. Your shots from different altitudes are great!

Charlotte - FO² said...

Flotte bilder, og nydelig utsikt. Det ser innmari koselig ut i Bergen på disse bryggene... Kunne virkelig tenkt meg en tur dit snart :)

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Bergen blir godt presentert av deg Rune, nok en ny flott post. Du verden for en utsikt det var i høyden der du stod her. :)

Dagrun said...

Jeg bodde et steinkast derfra i noen år. Needless to say at jeg elsker dette området.

İlhami Uyar said...

Everything perfect,very nice landscapes ,best wishes.

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

Jättefina bilder och hit ska jag ta mig någon gång på en fika :)

Grace and Bradley said...

It is a beautiful city that you have and beautifully photographed. It seems it is something happen to a lot of cities by the water. The city governments are renovating old warehouse to bring new life to the water front.

Grace and Bradley said...

It is a beautiful city that you have and beautifully photographed. It seems it is something happen to a lot of cities by the water. The city governments are renovating old warehouse to bring new life to the water front.

Roger Owen Green said...

The pics seem particularly vivid this week. Guessing no one else picked YOUR Z!

Tom said...

That looks a great place to spend some time... I'm glad the building got rebuilt in a manner that was pleasing... great post and a great 'meme' to boot.
Tom
My postings today are Tree Views and some Flowers And A Poem

Rose said...

Very interesting to see how the wharf has changed over time. The last photo really gives us a different perspective--great shot!

Barbara Martin said...

Your city would be wonderful to explore to see all the different shops and watch the boats in the harbour.

Lily Hydrangea said...

These scenes are amazing. The buildings create a beautiful cityscape.

Jeni said...

The scenes from your part of the world never cease to amaze me -such beauty. Just excellent.

ArneA said...

Du bør få deltidsjobb i reiselivslaget.
Glimrende ambassadør for byen

Babooshka said...

I'm with Mrs N. You make my look like toytown. Very beautiful overviews.

Jama said...

You photographed your city beautifully!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The red roofs are so attractive. The old photo shows this place was a bustling community a century ago. Nice to see the contrast of today and yesteryear. ;-)

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

Fika - att ta en kopp kaffe med tilltugg som kaka eller smörgås :)
Vad gör ni i Nörge?

Lara said...

wonderful photos: this place looks amazing!

Miss_Yves said...

I love the two photos taken from above!

Abe Lincoln said...

This sort of reminds me of the rebuilt waterfront in Victoria, BC.

Your photos are very nice and show every detail in detail. You did well in this event.

Jay said...

Norway always looks so clean and pretty! Bergen is no exception. A lovely town.

It's a good Z, too!

nonizamboni said...

Looks inviting and I especially liked the aerial views.
Happy Wednesday!

Regina said...

What an awesome place , captured so
wondrously.
Excellent!

Regina

Hyde DP said...

A brilliant choice for Z and most informative.

Sailor Girl said...

I WAS THERE! I WAS THERE! I WAS THERE! I WAS THERE! I WAS THERE! I WAS THERE! I WAS THERE! I WAS THERE! (1000 TIMES I WAS THERE)

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE BERGEN!!!!

Thank you for this wonderful post!!!!!!!

Malyss said...

I like when you compare today with yesterday. And I like your pictures going higher and higher to show us a perfect view of the place.
I'm also impressed by the light :Even with the sun, it seems to be fresh!

Q said...

I must come see this beautiful village!
Sherry

Leslie: said...

The more I see of your home country, the more I'd like to visit. This reminds me a bit of a part of my country. Just lovely - I love the water! :D

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful place! I am absolutely in love with these pictures. Too pretty!

Lew said...

Beautiful images! From your shots and the old photo, it looks like the buildings nearby are still in use. Thanks for your comment on Marianne's bench. Here's a post of Marianne's bench from last year.

Ida said...

Flott Bergensreklame gjennom dine meget flotte bilder.
Stemmer i med Sailor Girl:
I was there too! ;) Hehe.

Dragonstar said...

It looks very attractive. I like it when new places are developed suitably. The views from above are great!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

what a pretty skyline!

Reader Wil said...

It's always so wonderful to wander around in Bergen, especially in the surroundings of the harbour.Thanks for these wonderful photos.

Anne-Berit said...

Herlighet så fine bilder fra Bergen.Hus og brygger jeg bare har lest om i Gunnar Staalesens bøker,og noen andre steder også selvfølgelig.

Tumblewords: said...

A charming area - I'm not a shopper but I think I could spend many hours hanging out right there. Maybe I could tie up a boat and overnight...dreaming, dreaming.