die Kirchen

Some more pictures of the Bamberg area taken in 1955-56 on Kodachrome slide film by my father.

According to Wikipedia, “Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church. This has led to Bamberg being called the “Franconian Rome” — although a running joke among Bamberg’s tour guides is to refer to Rome instead as the “Italian Bamberg”. The hills are Cathedral Hill, Michaelsberg, Kaulberg/Obere Pfarre, Stefansberg, Jakobsberg, Altenburger Hill and Abtsberg.” I’m not sure which of these are pictured below, or even if these are all churches and not some of the many Schlösser my mother told me about but couldn’t identify.

You can see the original post describing this slide-scanning project here.

Bamberg Cathedral?, Bavaria, Germany

Bamberg, Germany

We are the hollow men


A couple of London street shots from my father’s collection of Kodachromes from 1955-56. You can read the story of their digitization here. I really like the feel of the top image with its cool blues and grays and the backs of only a few people and no cars in the streets. A definite sense of urban desolation.