Fisktorvet, Bergen Norway, ca 1900
Fisktorvet, Bergen, Norway, early 1900s
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Bergen, Norway is the fish market or Fisketorvet located in the heart of the city right on the waterfront. The first postcard in sepia tone dates from around 1900 and shows the small boats tied up at the lower right. It was glued or has been mounted on thick cardboard. The title is Fisktorvet – Bergen D. The second card shows horse drawn wagons at the front right, tables where the fish was sold in the center area and the covered stalls at the left side of the photograph. It is numbered 9964. Bergen: Fisketorvet with the photographer or studio identified as Atelier K. K., Bergen. The quality of both cards has deteriorated with age. To improve the images they have been slightly enhanced. Both of these cards were in the Landaas family collection.
The third postcard, sent to I.C. Lee, shown below was taken from the funicular railroad, Fløyen, and shows the Bergen harbor with ships at the upper left. The date on the reverse is 1920. There is the familiar post horn stamp on the reverse of the card.
Bergen harbor, Norway, ca 1920
The pictures below are from the 1980s and show parts of the fish market. The last photo shows Bergen harbor also taken from Fløyen.