Saturday, February 5, 2011

Very Old Pictures - Part 1

I have a collection of old postcards, all from Shetland.
I started collecting them about 45 years ago and there are some beauties among them, so I thought I'd share some of them here.
It's amazing to see how much some places have changed. My original plan was to try and get new pictures from the same viewpoint as the old postcards, then I moved to Norway and that plan got put on the back burner. But here's a couple of examples of then and now.
Scalloway seen from the east sometime in the region of 1900.
Similar scene in 2003

And Scalloway from the west, sometime in the late 1800s
And a recent image from about the same point. This image is courtesy of Clintwiki on Shetlopedia
Maybe one of Scalloway's latest residents, Kevin, will be kind enough to try to take up to date shots from the correct angles... There's a challenge Kev. ;)

Yun's aa fir enoo.


  1. Yup will do :o)

    Mind me on though as my heads a bit full of stuff just now...

  2. Theres some here Robbie

  3. Thanks Kozetland1, the first pic in that link really shows how much the place has changed.