Friday, April 09, 2010

Reflective Relic from WW2

Seventy years ago today, WW2 came to Norway the hard way. This is the remains of a searchlight I found at Fjell Fortress, built by the Nazis.


This is my contribution to James at Newtown Area Photo's meme called Weekend Reflections. Post a reflection during the week-end, log on to MckLinky via his site - and you're on.

33 comments:

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Den gang da ja, men et flott bilde ble det og stilig refleksjon.

Riktig god helg Rune!

John said...

Interesting to see that some of the detritus of war is still around.

Sistertex said...

History is often a good reminder of things we should not allow to happen again. A good find, RuneE. Excellent shot.

I love the way you are fitting your 'copyright' mark in. Never know what to expect when I look look at your work, but I know it will always be exceptional.

richies said...

Great photo. I remember WWII surplus searchlights being used by businesses to attract customers when I was a boy. They were fascinating to me.

An Arkies Musings

Leora said...

Perceptive photo of the light. A terrible time in world history.

Nefertiti said...

interressant on peut mm y voir autre chose genre un bonhomme avec un long nez ;O)

Vernz said...

Interesting piece .... great shot!

Fishing Village

James said...

What an amazing find. I like the wonderful abstract look of this photo as well as the historic significance.

Carolyn Ford said...

Who would ever think that such a war relic could be such an opportunity for a great photograph! I really like the perspective! Great one!

EG Wow said...

I bet you're glad you weren't around to witness that invasion - although I know from previous posts that your dad was. This is a great photo, Rune. There's so much to look at in it.

cieldequimper said...

Both interesting and a good eye, as usual.

Dina said...

Today was also an anniversary here, the 62nd, of a dark page in the war for independence.
I am glad your war ended and your country recovered so well. The searchlight makes a good visual reminder.

Regina said...

Interesting vintage.
Great reflections RunE.

Anne said...

Utrolig stilig!!og i tillegg et lite tuch og rust :-)

Riet said...

Great reflection picture

Johnny Nutcase said...

really neat shot and composition!

Sylvia K said...

Now that is a piece of history! And what a great reflection! Marvelous shot as always, Rune! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

lv2scpbk said...

Interesting photo of a piece of history. Rustic.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The blurred background enhances the harsh nature of the subject.

Julie said...

If I think about it, there is ONLY the hard way for war to come to a country. I do like to see this sort of relic, however. Helps one to reflect on the past and its importance for the future.

lynnwiles said...

Great photo, is it a bicycle with glass spokes? Probably not, but a fun fantasy.

awarewriter said...

Excellent composition. I had no clue what I was looking at until I read your comment.

Kiki said...

Super gorgeous work! Lovely!
Kiki~

Dimple said...

Nice shot Rune. I've never bee up close to a spotlight of this kind before. Was the light from burning fuel?

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Woody said...

It's amazing how well it had held up all these years. It's also wonderful that you have made a beautiful composition from something that was used for such terrible purposes. Bravo!

Beverley Baird said...

A great reflection - and a bit of history!

Hilda said...

An intriguing image for a sad day.

Greyscale Territory said...

This relic makes for an interesting photographic opportunity! At least,after a time when its use was a little more furtive, something good has happened - if only for artists and historians!

Crafty Green Poet said...

fascinating historic relic and equally fascinating reflections

zem said...

Great colours and interesting history behind the place.

Ken Mac said...

beautiful, but brutal looking

Dick said...

It's seems to be in a good condition, nice shot and reflection too.