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Sculptural treasures

Ife sculptural treasures

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The travelling exhibiton of Ife sculptural treasures from Nigeria that has previously visited Spain, Britain and the USA has arrived in Gothenburg. The exhibition opened on 12th April and will be staying till 30th November. Photography is allowed (I asked), but without flash.

Ife sculptural treasures

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Ife sculptural treasures

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The archipelago ferry

Bording the ferry

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On Sunday, in a desperate attempt to breath air not thickened with birch pollen, I took myself off on a round trip by ferry in the southern archipelago. The ferry was Ylva, a double decked ferry with a cafeteria on the upper deck, and we cruised around to Asperö, Brännö, Köpstad, Källö, Vargö and Styrsö. All for the price of one local transport ticket. It’s a good deal if you are in town. The trip to and from Saltholmen takes about 90 minutes. Follow this link for pdf brochures in Swedish, English and German. Breathing clear sea air was a blessed relief and the sun was warm, though the wind was a bit chilly.

Above: Passengers board the ferry at Brännö (I think).
Below: The interior of the ferry – the seats curve to follow the curve of the ship’s side.
Bottom: A pilot boat cutting across our path, caught through one of the forward portholes.

Ferry interior

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The pilot through the portho

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Round images

Wooden clock face

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The old district court on Gustaf Adolf’s Square has been refurbished and will now accommodate the city council. The new city hall was opened to the general public on the weekend of 12-13 April when these photos were taken.
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Above: Wooden clock face in one of the meeting rooms, formerly courtrooms.
Below: Golden lamp in one of the meeting rooms, formerly courtrooms.

Lamp

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In the new city hall

In the new City Hall

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The old district court on Gustaf Adolf’s Square has been refurbished and will now accommodate the city council. The new city hall was opened to the general public on the weekend of 12-13 April when these photos were taken. The original building was opened in 1672. The extension (which is the part that had has been renovated and had the open day) was designed by Gunnar Asplund and opened in 1936.
Above: Interior of the newer building looking out onto the courtyard that separates it from the original building. The long staircase to the first floor. The rise from one step to the next it very low to give the people who use it – in the past, judges, lawyers, witnesses and defendants, in the present city councillors – time to think about the grave issues they are here to consider.
Below: The stairs again – from beneath.

Staircase

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Stairing eye

Stairing eye

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Stairing eye? Staring eye? An eye formed by a spiral staircase in one of the office blocks rising over the Nordstan shopping centre (Femman hus).
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In Myrins

In Myrins

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In Myrins Textile shop on Övre Husargatan central Gothenburg.

In Myrins

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A hidden treasure

Photos at an Exhibition!

A Hidden Treasure 1

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An exhibition of hidden treasure: 50 restored works of turn-of-the-century (19th/20th) art from the donation of Gustaf Werner to the city of Gothenburg. The donation was made in 1958 but the collection has previously been seen only by a few people at the Werner Villa at Parkgatan 25. Exhibition includes art by Liljefors, Josephson, Zorn, Larsson, Kruger, Edelfelt, Munch and Courbet.

A Hidden Treasure 2

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For more on the exhibition click here.

A Hidden Treasure 3

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To search the collection of Gothenburg Art Museum click here.
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