Category Archives: Sculpture

Ullevi globe

Ullevi globe

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The polished, dimpled steel globe outside the main entrance to the Ullevi sports stadium. At the further end of the street is the statue to Ingo the Champ.
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Delivering post

Delivering the post

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One of the bas-relief carvings on the facade of the old central post office – now the Post Hotel – an old-time postman delivering the post. Here is another in the same series of sculptures.

(We’re switching to the unpublished archives for a few days while I’m “away from keyboard”. This is from 2012.)
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The dancers in autumn

The dancers in autumn

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This sculpture of dancers is by Carl Milles – the same artist who made Poseidon – and stands on a terrace outside the Museum of Art. Currently in an area cordoned off for use by a restaurant and with a frame for a roll-out awning which I had some difficulty keeping out of shot.

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Holding up the heavens

Holding up heaven

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This tall sculpture – a tall pillar of rock holding an inverted pyramid decorated with blue and gold – is outside the entrance to Burgården school. It was made by Roland Anderson and put up in 1996. The sculpture is called Mut after the godess of Egyptian mythology who was conceived as holding up the heavens.

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Asia totem

Asia totem

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Along the north side of the river, fronting the new residential area at Eriksberg. One of the carved and painted wooden totem poles touched by Saturday’s setting sun.

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Poseidon

Poseidon

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I realised a while back that I didn’t have any good photos of Poseidon, the statue by Carl Milles that symbolises Gothenburg for many Gothenburgers. He has stood in his fountain in Götaplatsen since 1931. At a distance he looks affable and maybe a “go’ gubbe” (a genuine male Gothenburger), close-up he seems watchful and bit suspicious.

Here’s an earlier GBG365 photo of him.

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Look to windward

Look to windward

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A full-scale model sailor keeps a weather eye to windward from the roof of the museum in the harbour at Hönö.
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