Category Archives: Street furniture

Flower cow

Flower cow

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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.
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Slow for pedestrians

Slow for pedestrians

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There are a number of little images used to advertise these speed humps – reasons to slow for pedestrians – but most of them appear four times on either side of the hump. This hump on Munkedalsgatan boast four different images: An old lady with a wheeled frame, a kid on a tricycle, a child chasing a ball and a child on the way to school (cap on back-to-front).

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Old Gothenburg under snow

Old Gothenburg under snow

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This map of Old Gothenburg can be found on a low pedestal in Gustaf Adolf’s Square – it shows the outline of the original fortified city with roads, canals, walls and bastions.
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Warning chair

Warning chair

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Warning chair – maybe that should be Warning! No Chair!

I’m not sure whether this chair is inviting people to sit or warning them off. Probably the latter, but maybe not.
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Sleeping eider

Sleeping eider

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Fancy concrete traffic blocks in the shape of eider ducks are ubiquitous around Gothenburg, but this one seems to have wandered away from the road. On the other hand the eider (a drake by its colouring) seems quite content in the environment.
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The moon by the light of the sun

The moon by the light of the sun

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A street lamp decoration, a laughing crescent moon and a star, are lit by the early morning sun. Photo taken on the steps down to Spanmålsgatan on Kvarnberget in the middle of Gothenburg.