Monday, January 5, 2009

My World Tuesday






I went for a walk on Sunday (a quiet day) down to Nedre Elvehavn and TMV.

Trondhjems mekaniske Værksted or TMV was a major shipbuilding company in Trondheim, Norway. It was founded in 1872 by the engineer Sophus August Weidemann. For many years TMV was the biggest employer in Trondheim. The majority of TMV's shares was acquired by Aker in 1960, merging them into the Aker Group. The company was closed in 1983.
The former location of the company's shipbuilding business, Nedre Elvehavn, is still referred to as "TMV" by some citizens of Trondheim. The entire area has been subject to an urban renewal project. A shopping centre, Solsiden, was built on the grounds in October 2000, and the surrounding area now has several apartment buildings and a hotel.

The history of the area as a shipyard is preserved; the dry docks, many of the company buildings and even some of the shipbuilding equipment (such as a large crane) is still present. When a pedestrian bridge connecting Nedre Elvehavn to the city centre of Trondheim was built in 2003, it was named Verftsbrua, meaning "the (ship)yard bridge".

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36 comments:

  1. Looks like winter is in full swing where you are.

    Happy 2009.

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  2. Excellent photos of a great city with beautiful buildings ,which are so clean compared to Cairo, where I spent a week in November. If I looked out of my hotelroom window I saw a brownish smog over the city. The buildings are shabby, apart from the official buildings, which are kept clean.

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  3. Nok en flott serie Ivar!
    Kan tenke meg det er fint der om sommern, men yrende båtliv osv..

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  4. Fantastic shots and interesting info. Not many people about Ivar.

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  5. A residential area having an industrial look … I like the architecture of both old and new buildings … The compositions of your photos are very good which make them very nice to contemplate.

    Have a pleasant Tuesday,

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  6. My harbour used to build lots of ship not so now. This was such a strange tour of a frozen urban yet industrial world.

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  7. Interesting shots from your world. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Ivar: Thanks for sharing all the wonders of the ship building area. In the area, Akron, Ohio has done the same with the tire building facilities that were closed.

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  9. Thanks, Ivar, for taking us on the walk around the shipyard. What a lovely area, with much history. Beautiful photos and you could almost feel the cold!

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  10. Great shots, I'd love to see that area in person.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!
    Regina In Pictures

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  11. Interesting. It looks like, as anywhere adjacent to water, that the luxury condos have moved into the area. Ironic, isn't it, since living next to the shipyards wasn't exactly an honor in most places.

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  12. Wonderful shots, Ivar... incredible buildings you have there!
    I have nothing but trees and trees and more trees here in my teeny community! Not a lot of big buildings as these.
    You have lots of snow thee as well!

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  13. Ivar---I look at your picture and dream of traveling----stop it! Why do you have to take such beautiful pictures?! :) They're wonderful.

    -S

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  14. Very beautiful place from where you are. The scenery is so amazing. Happy Tuesday.

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  15. jeannette stgermainJanuary 6, 2009 at 5:21 AM

    it's interesting that the snow "softens" the look of the industrial buildings, making them not so severe and harsh -
    what camera do you have?
    cheers, jeannette

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  16. Urban renewal. The whole wide world needs it.

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  17. flotte bilder, og kjekt å se igjenn nedre elvhavn, begynner å bli noen år siden sist jeg var innom. At brua heter verftsbrua ante jeg ikke, den ble mest kalt blomsterbrua (lett hånlig) bland mine kjente. Forresten en usedvanlig elendig utforming, men fint at det kom bru da, endelig.

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  18. I must say, you are a master of photography! All the photos are just amazing and beautiful!

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  19. I'm really glad that that important part of your area's history has been preserved. Really nice photos of an interesting location!

    ~Angie
    www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

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  20. I can imagine being bundled up and walking in the cold. Thanks for the little tour. :-)

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  21. A very beautiful picture,Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

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  22. A pity when big companies buy up smaller viable oness and close them down with ensuing unemployment for a large part of the population. Glad tht he old ship builder is at least historically remembered.
    Lovely photos as always.

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  23. Flotte bilder her og i innlegget med broer som binder!
    Tar man en tur inn mot sentrum, så er det uante motiv muligheter.
    Jeg er nok litt for ensporet. Går bare tur i skogen og på fjellet.
    En fotosafari i Bergen sentrum, hadde ikke vært noen dum idè;)

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  24. your photos are amazing :)
    I love the one with the snow on the water.

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  25. Great city shots, just to damned cold for me. Have you ever tried your images in black and white?
    Cheers

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  26. really lovew your work some i have never seen more beautiful


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  27. Great photos. That does look cold. Ice on open water is an eye opener that you are in north country.

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  28. Excellent photos of a great city with beautiful buildings; are you the lucky owner of that small yatch?

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  29. It is always nice to visit your world.

    Happy New Year 2009!

    Best,
    Paz

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  30. At least the area is being put to good use. Very interesting architecture.

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  31. I like all of these photos. Nice.

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  32. These are beautiful pictures...but seeing as I've hardly dabbled in photography myself, I'm not one to judge ;). Nevertheless they're brilliant, and I don't think it's only because of my biased love for snow.

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