Category Archives: April

Looking through, looking back

Looking through, looking back

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Looking through a new high-rise car park from Hjälmar Brantingsgatan just above Backaplan, the reflections of the fence on the tramtrack embankment behind me at the top of the picture. I’ve been taking photographs from more or less this same spot for a few years now as a derelict lot has given place a building site and now this.

Below: A photo from approximately the same place taken in February two years ago.

Wall and sky under snow
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Karin diagonals

Karin diagonals

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Karin Boye has been returned to her place outside the extended and refurbished library and people have once more started filling her hands with flowers.
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Planet library

Planet library

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Planet library: a part of the new wing of the City Library reflected in one of the half-mirrored lights hanging over the stairwell.

Finally I got out of the house yesterday, took myself into town and with less than 6 minutes before the library closed, I took this photo.
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Brännö blue door

Brännö blue door

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A blue door in a red walled wooden building on Brännö. I took this photo on Easter Sunday – you can see the Påskfjädrar (Easter feathers) decorating the hedge to the right. Another photo from the recent archives.
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Pat the Monster

Pat the Monster

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Pat the Monster – I don’t really know if this monster is called Pat, but it should be! This chain-saw cut dinosaur sculpture stands in the children’s playground of the Botanical gardens.

(I had intended today’s photo to be of Gothenburg’s central library, newly re-opened after a major extension and refurbishment, but I’m still confined indoors by a bad cold and pollen allergy, so this is a photo I took a week ago.)
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Magpie exploring

Magpie exploring

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A magpie exploring a rubbish heap by the car park outside the southern entrace to the Liseberg funfair. I think it’s looking for attractive scraps to use in its nest – I feel a certain sense of affinity. Isn’t this blog a little like a magepie’s collection of bits and pieces. I took several photos of this magpie and its mate picking over this pile of grit and rubbish.
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Golden sunset

Golden sunset

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A golden sunset, the top of a flagstaff and the facade of a block of flats in Rambergstan. The air is heavy with birch pollen. This spring we’ve had pollen counts higher than for any spring in the last 20 years – and don’t I know it.
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