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At midday on 13th December – Lucia, St Lucy’s Day – at Kopparmärra a class of school children were celebrating Lucia with traditional songs and costume. Unusually – though very egalitarianly – Lucia (the one with a crown of candles) is personified in this group by a boy. They were collecting for Musikhjälpen (see yesterday’s photo).
For more Lucia: see my gallery of photos from last year’s crowning of Gothenburg’s Lucia.
For more on Kopparmära see Backlight at Kopparmärra.
The Musikhjälpen (Music Help) “glass box” studio on Gustaf Adolfs Torg at night. Musikhjälpen is the Swedish equivalent of the Dutch Serious Request charity benefit. Three guest DJs are locked away in a public studio for three days and tasked with collecting as much money as possible for the current cause. This year it’s “Alla tjejer har rätt att överleva sin graviditet” (All girls have the right to survive their pregnancies).
Top: On the big screen I think that is Swedish singer Sarah Dawn Finer, one of the three guest DJs locked away for the duration of the campaign.
Below: Another of the guest DJs Kodjo Akolor, comedian and TV/radio personality, strums a donated guitar.
Bottom: Emma Knyckare, Swedish comedian and radio presenter, serious and setting up a track.
Overexposed photo of kindergarten kids crossing a road at Brunnsparken. (Yesterday a double exposure, today an over exposure? Hmm – am I slipping?)
Lights in the tree at Brunnsparken – I have taken photos of the annual decorations in this tree for several years, though not published here. The tree is a decorative sweet chestnut (I think). Click here for a photo of it in fruit: Darkness at noon.
This picture is a double exposure – a photo taken with a flash is superimposed on another of the same subject without a flash.
Snow falling on the canal steps at Drottningtorget. You can see the water level is quite high too – that probably means low atmospheric pressure.
Snow falling on the tower of the Christinae Church – also known as Tyska kyrkan (the German Church) – framed by the bow of a lamppost in central Gothenburg, Sunday morning.