Photographer's Note

On my way home by train from England in August 1966 I first stopped in Brussels. After that I spent two nights in Amsterdam. I have a handful of B&W photos from those days, but the negatives don't look very interesting so I didn't bother to scan any. Maybe another time.

My third stop was Bremen in northern Germany, where I only spent an afternoon and an evening, proceeding by night train to Copenhagen. I don't think I had any idea of the layout of the city, but I managed anyway to find the probably nicest place, the Rathausplatz, or Marktplatz (Market Square).

To the left, mostly outside this photo, is the Bremen City Hall. In another direction is the cathedral. I have no information about the buildings seen here, except that as far as I have found out they were all destroyed during WW2 and rebuilt after the war.

You may see a tall statue slightly towards the right side. It shows Roland, a mythological medieval knight who is regarded as the protector of Bremen (and several other cities in northern Germany).

This photo was taken with a very simple camera and is scanned from a Kodak Plus-X negative.

Here is a larger version.

A more recent photo of this place was posted by Elvira (notrap).

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