Category Archives: June
Statue modelling the t-shirt of the Gothenburg Bluesföreningen at Villa Belparc during the Blues in Slottsskogen festival, 28 June 2014.
Brilliant Finnish jazz-blues star Erja Lyytinen performed at the climax of the second day of this year’s Gothenburg Blues Festival “Blues i Slottsskogen” at Villa Belparc.
Above: Erja Lyytinen between guitarist Davide Floreno and bassist Roger Innis.
Below: Enjoying her audience.
Bottom: In a still moment, setting up on stage.
The empty floating dry docks of Damen Shiprepair in Gothenburg’s harbour, passed here by one of the city’s public transport ferries. The floating dry docks are the last remnants of the city’s largest shipbuilders, Götaverken, and are a feature of the Gothenburg river, but perhaps not for much longer as the Dutch company that own them has called in the liquidators. This photo taken from the terrace at Henriksberg in Majorna.
These garden decorations – I suppose that’s what they are – were set up on parade by the fountain at Järntorget during a street market that claimed to be “Italian”. Are Italian gardens decorated with wooden rabbits? I have my doubts.
The little harbour at Långedrag on the way to Saltholmen a late summer evening. The flags – including the flag of the GKSS, the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club – snap in the warm(ish) breeze off the sea. Långedrag is a little fishing village that has become part of one of Gothenburg’s more upmarket southern suburbs.
A flower cow – a cow made of scrap metal and with potted plants on her back – stands in the setting sun outside the Långedrag Trädgård Blommar och Café at Solhöjdsgatan 2. I was in urgent need of a bouquet of flowers and, though they’d closed, they let me in and helped me out.
The Pride of Hisingen, the Häcken football team, have done very well in recent seasons. Now the city council has decided they ought to have a new home ground. New Wembley it won’t be, but it promises to be grander than the previous one. Construction started earlier this year and now holes are being dug, piles are being driven and concrete is being poured.