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Above is the crowned and sword-armed lion that decorates the top of Skansen Lejonet (the Lion Redoubt), taken at night. I admit to a certain degree of Photoshoppery here, trying to remove the worst of the artifacts that creep in with poor light. It gives me the opportunity to include my photo of the moon, below, taken at the same time with the same camera and lense, at the very furthest extent of the optical zoom. Lion and moon!
Concluding (probably) my series of photos of Christmas decorations this dark, wet and windy Christmas – these are the Christmas – Jul – decorations on Kungsgatan. Photo taken on the way to see The Hobbit (part 2) at about 9 pm Friday 27th December.
The commemorative protest march for the 75th anniverary of Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass – in Gothenburg, 9th Nov 2013. Between 200 and 300 of us gathered at Götaplatsen outside the theatre (above) and walked down the Avenue (below) to assemble at Bastionplatsen (bottom) to hear speakers from Jewish, Roma, LGBT and immigrant groups, plus David Lega, the wheelchair-borne Christian Democrat member of the Local Council.
The Bastionplatsen meeting took place just up the road from Gothenburg’s Synagogue (to which we were invited afterwards for more music and talk). It also took place in the shadow of Hotel Ritz, just out of frame here to the right, which – under a different name – was the hotel stop of preference for Nazi party members passing through Gothenburg in the 1930s and 1940s.
A sudden skyburst. I hid in the underpass. With no umbrella, what else to do while I waited for the rain to stop? I took photos. This was the best.