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Old Feb 15, 2010, 6:48 AM   #1
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I know that Walter_S has a series called "Gamle (Old) Fredrikstad - My town:", and since we live in the town, that isn't that big with many interesting places to photograph, we will from time to time shoot the same places. Please do not compaired my shots to Walter's.

This is my veiw of the fort and old Fredrikstand. If you like my angle then let me know and I'll post more from the museum (the old town is a museum since 1942. I wonder if the Germans had anyting to do with this as Norway was occupied from 1940 to 1945.) Any and all c&c are welcome.

This fort was called Swedish scare and was built in 1685. If you would like some more history on the fort and old town then let me know.

The origional entrance to the city




A couple of cannons guarding the enrance, there are more where I'm standing:



A few old houses licking the morning sun:



Three cannons guarding the river entrance:

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Old Feb 15, 2010, 7:25 AM   #2
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Thank you for sharing this nice series Al - my favourites are actually #2 and #3, the lightning is just lovely!

It's nice how the light touches the snow in #4. Very well done
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Thank you for sharing this nice series Al - my favourites are actually #2 and #3, the lightning is just lovely!

It's nice how the light touches the snow in #4. Very well done
Thank you maggo for taking a look and commenting.
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Another one that I would like to get c&c on. Forgot to post it with the others I see.

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Oh, oh, oh

These are some pictures, Al. Clear, crisp, doing full fustice to the theme. Thank you. As I mentioned, I'll be up there this spring or summer. Perhaps you can show us around

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"A few old houses licking the morning sun"

Love the architecture and colours. They must be very well maintained as they certainly don't look old.

It is nice when pictures like yours are posted as I can do some travelling and see locations from different parts of the world and learn a bit about them.

Great images, thank you for sharing them.

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Oh, oh, oh

These are some pictures, Al. Clear, crisp, doing full fustice to the theme. Thank you. As I mentioned, I'll be up there this spring or summer. Perhaps you can show us around

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Thank you very much T. It would be a pleasure to show you around.

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"A few old houses licking the morning sun"

Love the architecture and colours. They must be very well maintained as they certainly don't look old.

It is nice when pictures like yours are posted as I can do some travelling and see locations from different parts of the world and learn a bit about them.

Great images, thank you for sharing them.

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Yes all the houses that I've seen are very well maintained. Since this is a museum there are strict regulations on architectural maintenance. Some of these houses date back to the 17th centry.

Thank you for your c&c.
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i like the lines in #1, but the snow is a little dark, and it loses a little pop.

#3 is my fav here. love the gorgeous lighting that shows off the very nice architecture, very lovely old homes.

the last one you wanted comment on. i like the way you presented the composition, with the symmetry of the canons, but the dark shadows kind of ruin it.
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i like the lines in #1, but the snow is a little dark, and it loses a little pop.

#3 is my fav here. love the gorgeous lighting that shows off the very nice architecture, very lovely old homes.

the last one you wanted comment on. i like the way you presented the composition, with the symmetry of the canons, but the dark shadows kind of ruin it.
Thank you very much for you comments. I was very pleased with #3.
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