Friday, April 09, 2010

A concrete relic from WW2

Another memory from 70 years ago, when the Nazis occupied Norway on April 9. This is the remains of a very small window/ventilator in a concrete bunker they built at the old Bergenhus Fortress.


This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at Monochrome Weekend.

44 comments:

Anne said...

Jøsses Rune, her fikk jeg med ett en sånn liten fengselsfølelse gitt... huff å min ,du har ikke gjort noe galt vel?? kan jeg da aldri tenke meg... tror bare godt om alle du vet.

Det som etterpå slo meg var at det skal nå jammen presison til for å få in et vindu i et slkt steinhus å ja, liksom ikke bare å høvle litt på den ene siden for å få det tilpasset.

Ha en superkjekk fredag kveld.

Sistertex said...

This one is excellent, RuneE.

James said...

This is ann outstanding photo. It's aged to perfection. I love the textures.

Irene said...

Flott! Dramatisk! Skummelt! Spennende! Mange detaljer her som gjør bildet interessant. Ha en fin helg!

Hege said...

Dramatisk bilde - som forteller litt av historien på en måte. Og veldig flott i s/h!

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Et bilde kan fortelle mer enn tusen ord, og dette er intet unntak! Tier i s/h.

Dragonstar said...

You've turned a presumably ugly building into a work of art.

Gry said...

Wow! Skikkelig spennende bilde! Godt gjort.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Stunning study and a chilling reminder.

Anne-Berit said...

De satte spor etter seg ja.Dramatisk bilde,når man kjenner historien,og flott i s/hv.
Ha en riktig god helg:o)

Aileni said...

It still looks intimidating.

Johnny Nutcase said...

love the subject here- the textures are great!

lynnwiles said...

You do old windows so well RuneE.

AL said...

Very historical RunE, that window tells a lot of story.

AL

Nydia said...

Amazing, Runee, considering everything that is behind this photo.
Great post!

Kisses from Nydia.

Lew said...

Not good memories associated with this relic! But it is necessary to remember the lessons of WW II and work to prevent number III.

Marie Höglund said...

Får lite fängelse varning av din bild ;-) Ursnyggt som alltid.

Fundamental Jelly said...

Great texture. Well done, you have many great shots on your blog. Cheers.

T. Becque said...

This is really great. The windows are haunting, they almost look like eyes staring out at you which would be suiting for the subject. I like the gritty texture.

Julie said...

Althought the subject might be sensitive, the photograph is a delight. The shape, the light and the decay all come together here.

Top shot.

Suzi Smith said...

I love the textures too... it looks like a face to me somehow... watching...

John said...

That works really well in b&w; it's the texture that comes out.

Vita Stunder said...

OTROLIG bild Rune!!
Ta mig dit!!!!

Ha en finfin kväll :)
Anna

Dina said...

Ugg, it's so face-like. Scary.
A strong photo.

P.S. Rune, it's not Friday, but I found a bench for you today.

Petunia said...

Et dramatsik bilde fra en dramtisk tid. Sterkt inntrykk!!

imac said...

Love this contrasting B/W shot, its a beauty, and so is the prev post too.

Carver said...

The textures in this shot are fantastic.

Paulie said...

Thanks for sharing. It's good for us to never forget and keep hoping for the best for our countries forever more.

I hope you will check out my flower today but also the bench I had up Friday which is very unusual.

Dimple said...

We need these reminders, because we love to forget anything unhappy. The tales I have heard and read about that horrible time are only a few, but they have made a lasting impression. Thank you for sharing.

Gallow said...

Wow, your photograph give a sense of the horrors that lie in the past. Great photo.

awarewriter said...

This is even better than the searchlight. Your textures (and tones) are superb. Great composition and feel about this photo.

zem said...

Fantastic shot. As others have said - great texture, mystery, mood and technical merit. A perfect shot.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

great post and subject c0nsidering all the history behind it.perfect!

Ann said...

Thanks, I didn't realise the German went as far north as Norway.

The relic should be a good reminder that people should not fight. Yesterday, I went to a park and photographed the remains of a gun placement.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Grim, man, grim!
Last June we visited Telemark and the heavy-water plant and proud to know how clever Norwegians sank the Nazi plans in the fjord. We're second generation Norsk :) so we can be proud!

Abraham said...

Wars and the soldiers in them have always fascinated me and for some reason I always found our enemies the most interesting of all in defeat. I just can imagine the discomfort the last soldier had after looking out of this window. I don't have to be a psychic to imagine that.

Sylvia said...

It is an amazing window. A door between two worlds, I would say... Past and present. It must have fascinating stories to tell.

Trotter said...

Hi Rune! Interesting posts! Better remember than forget...

Blogtrotter Two is having a MED break. Enjoy and have a great week!!

Anna said...

Excellent artistic capture. BTW love your header. Anna :)

Ken Mac said...

an astounding photo that really speaks, even before I read its history. Perfect processing as well

ChrisJ said...

Barry is the one who is interested in all things WWII, so I must direct him here. Beautiful detail in this photo.

Carolyn Ford said...

These kinds of finds give me the shivers to think back on the events of those war days. But...what amazing composition on this bunker and so perfect in black and white...I feel a keen sense of mood through this photo.

Mike Simmons said...

Amazing! Nice shot!

Tom said...

This really is a great image..... I liked it and wondered about it's story before I read about it's past use... excellent.