Helsingør | Denmark | Stengade | Week 7

Helsingør [old english: Elsinore] founded in the 1420s, lies in the north east of the danish main island Zealand on the narrowest point of the Øresund, 40 km north of Copenhagen, west of the swedish city Helsingborg across the Øresund, 13th largest city of Denmark

Population:  46.500 (2015) | 34.400 (2006)

Helsingør has for centuries been the harbour where passing ships had to pay the Sound Dues, for a long time the major income for the danish crown. Today there is an important and much frequented ferry line to Helsingborg in Sweden. However the city is even more famous for Kronborg castle, an UNESCO world heritage site and the place where Shakespeare’s play Hamlet was set. The old harbour has been turned into the Kulturhavn Kronborg (Culture Harbour Kronborg).

The Stengade is the major shopping street of Helsingør, running soutwest to northeast parallel to the sea in the south. Here on the east end of the street, there are some administrative buildings and fewer shops, which are concentrated towards the west end of the street.

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Cityscape Helsingor Danmark

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street panorama denmark Danmark

In our archive other sections of Stengade are included, as well as other streets from Helsingør and the Domkirke. Two unfinnished examples can be seen below.

Sct. Annagade

panorama Sct anna gade helsingor denmark

Domkirke

linear Domkirke in Helsingor

Wels | Austria | Stadtplatz | Week 6

Wels, city foundation as the roman Ovilava in the 2nd century, situated centrally in Upper Austria on the shores of the river Traun, ca. 200 km west of Vienna and 100 km east of Salzburg, 2nd largest city of the Bundesland Oberösterreich (Upper Austria) and 8th largest city in Austria.

Population: 60.000 (2015) | 52.600 (1991) | 26.000 (1934) | 17.000 (1900)

Wels is a Statuarstadt and seat of the county of Wels-Land in Upper Austria. As Ovilava it was an important city in roman times and became capital of the roman province of Noricum Ripensis. An important regional trade centre in the Middle Ages it was often visited by Emperor Maximilian I, who died at Wels Castle in 1519.

This is the north side of the Stadtplatz, the central square in Wels, from the Ledererturm in the west to the Stadtpfarrkirche in the East. The Stadtplatz originates from the 13th century and some buildings still date back to that time. The Ledererturm is the last remaining tower of the medieval walls of Wels and its design dates from the early 17th century. Its name refers to the medieval Lederer business (english: Tanning).

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Austria Wels Stadtplatz City Square Ledererturm

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Wels Stadtplatz Ledererturm Oberösterreich

We also photographed the south side of the Stadtplatz with the town hall, the Salome Alt House and the Kremsmünstererhof to be finnished later. Two more previews of the Medien Kultur Haus (former Sparkasse) and the Bahnhofstrasse can be seen below:

Altes Sparkassengebäude Wels

Wels Bahnhofstrasse Österreich

 

Amsterdam | Netherlands | Oudezijds Voorburgwal | Week 5

Amsterdam [Yiddish: Mokum], first mentioned as Aemstelredamme in 1275, situated centrally in the Netherlands on the mouth of the Amstel and the Ij into the Ijsselmeer, largest city of the Netherlands, 41st largest city in Europe.

Population: 826.000 (2015) | 695.000 (1990) | 757.000 (1930) | 524.000 (1900)

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, but not the seat of its parliament (Den Haag). It is known worldwide for its canal system, the so-called Grachtengordel, and its architecture (also an UNESCO world heritage site). In the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age, it was probably the wealthiest city in the world. The offices of the East India Trading Company became the first stock exchange in the world in 1602. It was also for centuries a safe haven for europe’s jews and they called it the “Jerusalem of the West”. Anne Frank lived in Amsterdam. Today Amsterdam is home to several world renowned museums.

This night view of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal depicts the typical dutch gabled houses along Amsterdam’s canals. It lies within the De Wallen district of central Amsterdam and is also part of Amsterdams Red Light District (dutch Rosse Buurt), as can obviously be seen with some of the red windows and sex shops here. The Oudezijds Voorburgwal is one of the most frequented canals in Amsterdam and one can find more than a hundred national listed buildings along it, including De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam’s oldest church. This view of the iced canal is relatively rare and was taken in february 2012.

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Panorama Amsterdam Red Light District

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Amsterdam Canals Grachten Panorama

 

Lübeck | Germany | An der Untertrave | Week 4

Lübeck [latin: Lubeca], first settled as Liubice by Slavs in the 8th century, first mentioned in 1076, lies on the Baltic Sea 65 km east of Hamburg, 2nd largest city in the state Schleswig-Holstein, 35th largest city in Germany

Population: 213.000 (2015) | 213.000 (1989) | 130.000 (1936) | 82.000 (1900)

Lübeck has been the “Queen of the Hanse” (leading city of the Hanseatic League) from the late 13th to the 15th century and during that time was also one of the biggest and most important german cities. The remaining parts of the medival old town, including the famous Holstentor, have been declared an UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. Also Lübeck is known for the literature of the brothers Thomas and Heinrich Mann, as well as the Buddenbrookhaus made famous in the novel “Buddenbrooks“.

This panorama by Lutz Riedel represents a stretch along the Untertrave, a section of the Trave river. Some important buildings here are the St. Marienkirche (St. Mary Church) in the back, the Marzipan Storehouses right of the centre and the Carl Tesdorpf building (an eyxclusive whine trader) left of the centre. we also see two streets going into the old town, the Alfstrasse next to the church and the Mengstrasse in the middle, which goes up to the Buddenbrookhaus. The large Marzipan Storehouses still remind of the important role the city played in the production and trade of Marzipan in the 19th and 20th century.

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Luebeck Marzipan Speicher Fassade Bild

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Lübeck Marzipan Speicher