All this flying and photographing means that Nystrup Gravel was most likely photographed from the air - perhaps more than once. All the Sylvest Jensen-negatives (some are glass plate) are kept at the Royal Danish Library where I and a friend had the chance to view the collection almost 15 years ago. As the collection is huge and catalogued in a simple note book system it wasn't easy to research. The Royal Danish Library has just started to digitalize the collection which will make it easy to navigate. For now, though, only the island of Fyn is online - and still incomplete. Anyone with knowledge of Danish (effectively reducing the number of users to some 5 mio.) can search and view the collection at the Royal Danish Library's site: Denmark seen from the air - before Google.
|A Sylvest Jensen-photo from the Royal Danish Library archive, image H07633_025 from 1956. The 'H' in the image number indicates that the image was made with a Hasselblad camera. The photo shows the gravel works owned by Hans Jørgensen & Søn.|
I can only sit and wait for that wonderful aerial photograph of the sorting facilities at Nystrup, the gravel pits themselves or maybe even a lucky shot of one of the small trains running along the tracks.