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Brage Trader

By spotogspindel | February 28, 2012

Brage Suppliers new supply-ship is called Brage Trader. It´s been built in India, and I just sent down three big wooden boxes of art to decorate the ship. The Christening of the ship is today, so I thought you might want a peek of the art that will be onboard.

The ship-owner wanted pictures based on old photos from Bergen. Starting with the three pictures in the mess, all  from the fish-market.

“Flat fish? Round fish?” 50×70 cm

“You say potaTO – I say po-TA-to” 50×70 cm

“Forget-me-nots and posies, sunflowers and roses” 50 x 70 cm

In one of the day-rooms you´ll find these guys relaxing on the quay in between the dried fish.

“Fishy business” 50 x 70 cm

The posh ladies in Strandgaten keep them company.

“A mid-day stroll along the street” 50 x 70 cm

Moving into the next day-room.

“The fjord-ferry-festival” 50 x 70 cm (which isn´t a festival at all, just an ordinary day with lots of ferries gathering at the same tine before departure.)

“Bleketrappen” 50 x 70 cm

This is typical Bergen, steep and narrow. The original photo is close to 100 years old. I just walk by this place a month ago, and it looks almost exactly the same today.

“Wulfsgården” 50 x 70 cm

Looking across the bay towards Laksefjord, these kids are playing in a typical Bergen-“smau” (narrow lane)

Moving on to the Captain´s cabin:

Seahouses in Nordnes Toldbodkai” 50 x 70 cm

“The old mates on the quay” 50 x 70 cm

Another narrow “smau”- picture in the chief´s cabin:

“Bergen smau” 50 x 70 cm

An finally in the gym:

“The wrong day for wearing purple” 50×140 cm

These sporty young girl from the very beginning of the last century are getting ready to excersize in their practical gym-gear. Too bad one of the didn´t get the message the Tuesday was blue, Wednesday was purple!  😉

Good luck to Brage Trader, may she sail the seven seas with pride!

Topics: Art | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Brage Trader”

  1. gail Says:
    February 29th, 2012 at 00:03

    They take my breath away, as usual! Beautiful.

  2. Sid Says:
    February 29th, 2012 at 18:07

    These are great photos and I really like the color tone.

  3. spotogspindel Says:
    February 29th, 2012 at 19:06

    Thank you so much, Gail and Sid!
    I really appreciate that! 🙂