Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Some summer holiday shots from Norway # Part 12.

Nyksund is a coastal village in Vesterålen, northern Norway (69°N 15°2E). People have been living in Nyksund since before recorded history. Until the late 18th century, the population was scarce, but with the rise of commercial trade, Nyksund became an important centre for hundreds of fishermen coming to exploit the rich fishing fields nearby.

As bigger vessels and road transportation rendered the port obsolete due to its shallow waters and poor road, Nyksund became an isolated outpost with a dwindling population. Finally, measures were made to shut the place down. During the 1970s, the city became a ghost town.

With the turn of the century, after 30 years of erosion, the lights are turned back on in Nyksund. New citizens are finding the old houses worthwhile. In 2003, the main obstacle to new activity in Nyksund is inadequate communications infrastructure; be it roads, wire or postal service. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


























































































































17 comments:

ArneA said...

Nok en gang fantastiske bilder fra ferien.
Syns det med det røse naustet var toppen

Ivar Ivrig said...

For en fantastisk fotoserie. Kjempemessig. Kan se for meg det livet som en gang var der. Og så mye rust da gitt. Regner med det er noen bloggerdamer der ute som ble mo i knærne nå ;-)

Kris said...

There are some great photos here!

T and S said...

Awesome series and effort John. Each image is fighting with the other for attention. Overall they are all beautifully composed

Ida said...

Veldig sjarmerende sted.
Det oser nostalgi.
Flott bildeserie!
Veldig flott! :)

Lawstude said...

visiting your blog always feels like i am at the front seat of the car with extended view of the surroundings. i know that i could not go to such place and i thank you for sharing these wonderful images to us.

by the way, sorry for not visiting sooner. just had a weeklong vacation and the work just piled-up. i'll catch-up on my readings/blog-hops once my sched returns to normal. have a nice day friend.

RuneE said...

Du har virkelig kartlagt området - et imponerende arbeid. Kjenner bokstavelig talt duften av sjø, tang og tare - for ikke å snakke om å høre måsene!

PS Noen av bildene burde du sende Anemone... ;-)

evlahos said...

it looks like a place forgotten by time. excellent captures

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your photography is great just too many photos to appreciate at one time.

fishing guy said...

John: I do love your views of Norway. You make such an interesting show from your country and the objects you see.

chrome3d said...

A ghost town...but with shiny new cars! Lot of goodies here, it was a great photostory! Did you have rom and kafe there?

chrome3d said...

A ghost town...but with shiny new cars! Lot of goodies here, it was a great photostory! Did you have rom and kafe there?

Randi said...

oi, for en fantastisk plass, såg jo bildene inne hos Lene. Men når de er oppblåst sånn så føler jeg at jeg er her.:-)
Det jeg trodde var en rusten dusj, var noe annet ekkelt noe ser jeg....usj, går ikke an og dusje med den nei.
Synd du ikke tok med noe av rusten hjem, det er blitt så populært blant noen av bloggeren...hihihihi
Men det er helt utrolig at det bor folk her. Ikke akkurat det jeg vil kalle overbefolket.

Ha en fin dag, i dag skal jeg på tur med hund og kamera...en fantastisk høstdag er i emning.

Øyvind said...

Fantastisk billedserie! Det var en herlig 'reise'.

ANNA-LYS said...

Hej John,

Ödsligt vackert så man tappar andan!

Jag noterade precis i din profil att du bor i samma kommun som jag brukar bo i när jag är i Norge.

Då håller jag till i Tranby Mountain High :-D

(( klem ))

Tommy V said...

looks like a fun vacation. You captured it very nicely

Inger-Lise said...

Det er mange år siden jeg besøkte Nyksund, men en fryd å bli tatt med tilbake dit av deg. Mye er forandret! Du har sans for detaljer, komposisjoner og presenterer bildene på en måte som gjør at jeg får lyst til å dra tilbake å besøke stedet igjen :-)
Meget bra!