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Old August 26th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #81
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51. Love this one.



52. A bit of Birmingham in Bergen. Probably some old industrial buildings.

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Old August 26th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #82
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53. New offices just outside the city centre. Love the brick work. Bright colours seem to be used quite often in Bergens architecture.



54. Rain has its benefits too - it creates some amazing conditions for photography.



55. Bergen also has quite a lot of tunnels.

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Old August 26th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #83
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52. A bit of Birmingham in Bergen. Probably some old industrial buildings.

This is the old Tangen curtain factory. It was founded in 1880 as Norways first curtain manufacture. They also opened up a factory in Stockholm after the introduction of toll on gods between Norway and Sweden in 1897, and it later went on to become Scandinavias largest curtain manufacture. It appears like it went bankrupt in 1950 from what I could find. The company also went under the name "Skandinavisk Aktietyllgardinfabrik", which is what it is supposed to say on that wall. A historic picture of the same building:




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"Always demand Norwegian manufacture."
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Thanks for the info. What's up with that brown brick though? I don't think I've seen it used in any other building in Bergen. Indeed the only place I've seen it used is Birmingham and the Black Country.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #85
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Thanks for the info. What's up with that brown brick though? I don't think I've seen it used in any other building in Bergen. Indeed the only place I've seen it used is Birmingham and the Black Country.
Really? You did not notice these right at the waterfront: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=Bergen...1.68,,0,-26.09

I don't know why they used brown bricks to be honest. I guess that was simply cheap to make in Bergen at the time, given that they have used it on factories. Here in Oslo we tended to use red bricks on factories and yellow on many residential buildings. I guess it depends on what they could make locally with the resources they had at hand.

Btw: The building I just linked to used to look like this before it was simplified Norwegian style.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #86
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^ I've seen it, but the brown brick is kept to a minimum unlike in those industrial buildings.
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^ I've seen it, but the brown brick is kept to a minimum unlike in those industrial buildings.
Yes, that's true. These two however are wholly clad in what appears to be the same brick type. I tried searching a little bit around to see what I could find on the matter, but I found pretty much nothing. I guess that was just how they made them locally. I believe most of Bergens brick buildings are covered in plaster so it is hard to say whether or not more are built with the same bricks too.
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56. Old industrial area being regenerated. Love those new apartment blocks.



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Old August 27th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #89
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Once again, great updates
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Indeed!

I don't notice anything special about those bricks on the factory though. But I do like the coloured ones on picture 53!
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I don't notice anything special about those bricks on the factory though. But I do like the coloured ones on picture 53!
I think that kind of brick is pretty rare, it's usually red or dark brown.

Quite a few engineers and architects from Manchester/Lancashire worked in Roubaix, near Lille, for example and as such their textile mill architecture is very similar. So Im wondering if there's some kind of Black Country connection here in Bergen.
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Quite a few engineers and architects from Manchester/Lancashire worked in Roubaix, near Lille, for example and as such their textile mill architecture is very similar. So Im wondering if there's some kind of Black Country connection here in Bergen.
I don't know about Bergen, but there were Brits worked in other parts of the country at the time at least. Borregaard in Saprsborg was established by the Manchester based company for example. It is possible that there were Brits investing in Bergen at the time too, but I don't know anything concrete.
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Well, we are nearly there, a couple more pictures and it will be the end of the tour of Bergen.
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60. This was taken from the very tip of the main peninsula. When its sunny this place is full of people bathing and having BBQ. Even when its raining theres still a few hardy souls having a swim.



61. Bye bye Bergen.

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I really like that last foggy picture
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I like the way you have slightly reduced saturation and colour on your photos? Atmospheric!
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All of them or just the last few? I think its to do with the drab weather.

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Very vibrant city. I always found Scandinavian cities dull and bold for me
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56. Old industrial area being regenerated. Love those new apartment blocks.
I like the new ones too, the older ones are just drab.
The city and its setting look great though.
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