Three examples of early eighteenth century buildings at Bryggen. The buildings stretch a long way back, and the dark openings lead to long alleyways, which are sufficiently wide for horse-drawn vehicles to take goods to the nearby wharves.
A wider view of some of the buildings at Bryggen. This is now a mecca for tourists, and the buildings are occupied by shops catering to the tourist trade.
Most of the buildings are timber, these rendered buildings at the back are unusual.
Another view of buildings at the back of Bryggen.
At the back of Bryggen, this shows a rough timber building between two narrow alleyways. Note the gables which provided shelter over cranes or block and tackle equipment to lower goods from the warehouses.
Another timber building at the back of Bryggen, with a stone building to the right.
A rather rough verandah on a building at the back of Bryggen.
View down one of the alleyways between the buildings of Bryggen. This was where goods were transferred from the warehouses on drays to be taken to the waiting ships at the docks nearby .
A view down one of the alleys.
A horse drawn vehicle in a verandah down one of the alleys.
Not far from Bryggen there are a collection of interesting old stone buildings.
I don't know what it is the entrance to, but I like it!.
More stone buildings near Bryggen.
All photographs Copyright Frank Stamford, 2008, who may be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 27 August 2008