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As my last photo for 2013, I can’t resist sharing this last Christmas window display from a toy shop on Haga Nygatan – dolls dressed as Lucia (with crown) and a stjärngosse (star boy – the one with the conical hat) on a sleigh pulled by a deer with a snowman behind.
Happy New Year, everyone!
The statue of Gustaf II Adolf (aka Gustavus Adolfus) founder of Gothenburg is missing from the main square at present, undergoing restoration. In the meantime this version of his plumed hat and pointing finger is floating in the Hamnkanal.
For two tourist-style photos of Gustavadolf’s statue (from last year) click here.
While I was taking the above photo, this young man got down on his knees to worship the statue …
…or perhaps he was drunk and throwing up. Not sure.
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.
Christmas reindeer lights in the yard of Kronhuset – one of the oldest buildings in Gothenburg.
The arm of this twisted metal sculpture embraces the spot-lit tree behind and beyond the cascade of yellow lights in the upper window of the main hall of the Centralstation.
Illuminated sculpture of three figures illustrating the saying ‘Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’. The figures are on poles in Drottingtorget in front of the Post Hotel. When switched on, they each change colour – dramatically against the night sky.
The sculpture is called “Dröm” (Dream) and was made by Catalan Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.
Another double-exposure, this time of some of the Christmas fairy lights in the Nordstan shopping centre. In this picture I first took a fairly crisp, focused picture of the lights, then superimposed on it a wildly out of focus photo of the same image. I thought it was more interesting.