City life in Belgium (1934)

City life in Belgium (1934)

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Berit Wallenberg (1902–1995) was a Swedish archaeologist and art historian. She began photographing as a teenager and she always brought her camera on the many travels she made in Sweden and abroad, sometimes with her family or with other students, sometimes on her own and under modest conditions. The main purpose of her travels was to study art, architecture and archaeology, and she used the camera for documentation. Still, many of her photos show people, family, fellow students and friends.

Here is a collection of her images from Belgian cities:

Graslei (Quai aux Herbes), Ghent, Belgium, 1934

Graslei (Quai aux Herbes), Ghent, Belgium, 1934

Rue Saint-Jacques in Tournai, Belgium, 1934

Rue Saint-Jacques in Tournai, Belgium, 1934

Building in Bruges, Belgium, 1934

Building in Bruges, Belgium, 1934

Street view of the church of St. Jacob in Ghent. 1934

Street view of the church of St. Jacob in Ghent. 1934

View from the tower of Gravensteen castle (Château des Comtes de Flandre) in Ghent. 1934

View from the tower of Gravensteen castle (Château des Comtes de Flandre) in Ghent. 1934

People in Blinde-Ezelstraat (Rue Juvée) street, Bruges, Belgium, 1934

People in Blinde-Ezelstraat (Rue Juvée) street, Bruges, Belgium, 1934

Grand-Place in Tournai. In centre the medieval belfry (le Beffroi) and to the left the cathedral Notre-Dame de Tournai. 1934

Grand-Place in Tournai. In centre the medieval belfry (le Beffroi) and to the left the cathedral Notre-Dame de Tournai. 1934

Tram at Saint Michael's Church, Ghent, Belgium, 1934

Tram at Saint Michael’s Church, Ghent, Belgium, 1934

The medieval building "Kleine Sikkel" (Small Sickle) in 2 Nederpolder street in Ghent. The building from the early 13th century was restorded in 1912 when it got its facade in medieval style. 1934

The medieval building “Kleine Sikkel” (Small Sickle) in 2 Nederpolder street in Ghent. The building from the early 13th century was restorded in 1912 when it got its facade in medieval style. 1934

The square Oosterlingenplein in Bruges. 1934

The square Oosterlingenplein in Bruges. 1934

Grange aux Dîmes (barn of tithes) of the monastery of Saint-Martin in Tournai. In the ground floor is "Cinéma Vieux Tournai". 1934

Grange aux Dîmes (barn of tithes) of the monastery of Saint-Martin in Tournai. In the ground floor is “Cinéma Vieux Tournai”. 1934

La Grande Boucherie, (Het Groot Vleeshuis), the medieval butchers' hall at Groentenmarkt in Ghent.  1934

La Grande Boucherie, (Het Groot Vleeshuis), the medieval butchers’ hall at Groentenmarkt in Ghent. 1934

A house by the canalized lake Minnewater in Bruges. 1934

A house by the canalized lake Minnewater in Bruges. 1934

The building complex "Achtersikkel" with at tower from about 1566, at Biezekapelstraat in Ghent.  1934

The building complex “Achtersikkel” with at tower from about 1566, at Biezekapelstraat in Ghent. 1934

"Belgian manoeuvre" in Tournai, Belgium. 1934

“Belgian manoeuvre” in Tournai, Belgium. 1934

Gravensteen (Château des Comtes de Flandre), Ghent, Belgium. 1934

Gravensteen (Château des Comtes de Flandre), Ghent, Belgium. 1934

via Swedish National Heritage Board


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