Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Covered up


The outer part of Strandgaten was the first street in Bergen which was reserved for pedestrians and small shops only (1971). It has had its ups and downs and looks a bit worse for wear here and there. Let's hope that it gets over this downturn too.

25 comments:

Dina said...

It seems that stone, like in the street, is the only thing that keeps its beauty for years and years.

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Dina, the stones/street is beautiful, but we are seeing so many shops like this -- closed, boarded up! All we can do is hope these times move on to better ones -- and soon! Great shot for the day, Rune, as always! Hope your week is going well!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The cobblestones tell the tale, overgrown and neglected. Yes, let's hope it survives this economy - you can see the beauty beneath the skin.

imac said...

It seems that all Countries have a few streets like this, so sad.

HansHB said...

Herlig, både tekst og bilde!

becky said...

It appears to be a paper collage. Good sturdy structure though.

Petra said...

Great photo, sad view... Unfortunately one can find such forgotten streets in so many cities.

Malyss said...

Sad side of cities, when they definitively close their eyes...

Anne said...

Skikkelig sjarmerende fofall!!! og fotomotiv til tusan, likte bilde så Rune :-)

Et bilde litt til ettertanke å, for skal vel i være bare `senter`nå..., kjempekjedelig og trist spør du meg, at nisjebutikkene med skikkelig sjarme bare minker og minker i antall.

Wenche said...

Jammen utvikler verden seg...men disse gatene var jo kjempekoselig...men så er det kanskje regn som lurer folk under tak ??

Irene said...

Du får jammen med deg mye du, Rune! Dette hadde jeg gått rett forbi ... og så stilig bilde det ble da gitt!

Ha en fin helg / Irene

Cheri said...

I bet it was truly beautiful in its day.

Lew said...

Sad to see it this way! We also have many closed small shops (and some big ones also).

Ida said...

Forfallet egnet seg godt til å bli fotografert. Stilig!

Når det er sagt, så er det trist...
At utviklingen er blitt slik.
Men slik blir det, når pengene styrer overalt...
- og når kundene svikter...

Her i vår hjemkommune,din og min,
bygges det nå ut (og OPP!) for fullt. En av naturperlene på Bildøy blir berørt av dette, dessverre. Jeg er oppgitt...

Gry said...

Det så ganske trist ut. Sentrum blir mindre og mindre, alt skal helst ligge rundt Torgallmenningen.

truels said...

Ja, gad vide, hvad er er blevet af stakkels Foto-Jørgen a.s.?!!!
Flot set at der kunne blive så fint et foto ud af dette forfaldne sted. Men som Ida skriver ovenfor, så giver disse steder ofte gode foto-muligheder.

truels said...

Ja, gad vide, hvad er er blevet af stakkels Foto-Jørgen a.s.?!!!
Flot set at der kunne blive så fint et foto ud af dette forfaldne sted. Men som Ida skriver ovenfor, så giver disse steder ofte gode foto-muligheder.

EG CameraGirl said...

I much prefer small shops over large stores. Cheap and homogenized are in vogue at the moment but the cycle will change...eventually.

Ken Mac said...

oh I love this kind of decrepitude

Birdman said...

It will. Keep positive!

VALKYRIEN said...

Ser jo litt forfallent ut det der ja...men det utgjør et flott motiv for en våken fotograf! Tøft!

Banjo52 said...

I spent a few hours in downtown Detroit today, so the subject of abandoned businesses is fresh and raw. One of the things I always want to know: was this somebody's dream or merely somebody's hope to get rich quick and easy, to rip off everyone else in town? Would Bergen or Norway be too pure of heart to deserve my skepticism? They surely look pure.

I think I forgot to rave about your banner photo. I didn't know there were still ways to make a sunset a fresh subject, but you've definitely found a way. Great job.



Viola said...

Den første gågata? så sent som 1971? du verden.. så modernisert verden blir på så kort tid! (Begynner jeg å bli gammal da??) hehe

Stengt, ser det ut for, i butikken der.. Et spennende og vakkert bilde, og ikke minst et veldig vakkert navn på gata! Får gode erindringer om den, men det er i en annen by.. :))

Ha en god natt og fin dag i morgen! :)

Viola said...

Og du - hvilken herlig brostein!! =)

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your photography brings beauty to these downtrodden storefronts -- barbara