Thursday, 2 February 2012


What USED TO BE a busy market place is now just an open windy space for most of the year.
It received a huge lump of tax money to get very expensive stones to cover up the place.
I don't know what is possible, but some politicians have said that it could be a playground for kids.
They seriously should have asked some creative architects....
So far they have just put up some colorful boxes with some plants in them.
Time and money will show what it might be later in the year.

In the summer season there are people selling souvenirs, sun glasses, bags and t-shirts here.

I wish they had turned it in to a place to sell and buy real Norwegian handmade crafts!:)
Unfortunately, much of what is sold there is imported plastic souvenirs.

11 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Patience and soon flowers to grow colourful.

Please have you all a good new month and Thursday.

Petrea Burchard said...

Does it make you think of Macbeth and Dunsinane?

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

At least it is a huge space for people to walk and there could be lots of possibilities for a space like this. It is better then a strucutre but for the wrong reasons and got abandoned, in my opinion !

TheChieftess said...

Time will tell...there is a lot of opportunity here!!! I like the idea of a market for Norwegian handicrafts!!! This kind of space can still grow that if the need/desire is there!!!

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

I am with you on this, we all have far too much plastic around already.

Bill in Orlando Florida said...

I remember well the old space there. Too bad now, having made the place flat, instead of stepped where people could have sat down to have a bite to eat. Last time there i got a sandwich but could not find a place to sit. It will evolve though. I do miss the vendors selling veggies and flowers.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hopefully when they decide what to do with this space, it will be something beneficial to the public hey Gunn, you can always hope!

Jim said...

But colourful

Abraham Lincoln said...

That sounds like the same thing that happens here.

JM said...

The red colour was a great choice, it really pops!

VP said...

It does remember me of some sad large modern squares in Eastern Europe a couple of decades ago... I hope they will get something nicer out of this space!