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Sacks

Sacks

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The main office of Gothenburg textile company Jean O Eriksson on Karlavangnsgatan. JOE used to import and deal in jute sacking – hence the “Säckar” (Sacks) sign to the right. Nowadays they deal a wider range of textiles and profile clothing.
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Ullevi welcomes the Gothia Cup

Ullevi wellcomes the Gothia Cup

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On Sunday 13 July the 2014 season of the Gothia Cup starts. In terms of participants, the Gothia Cup is the largest international youth football tournament in the world. National flags of some of the participating countries decorate the sweep of the Ullevi Stadium roof.
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Romeo and Juliet

Flirtatious Juliet

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Yesterday my wife and I saw Romeo and Juliet perfomed in the open air within Bohus Fästning (Bohus Castle). The slowly setting sun bathed the actors in a golden light.
Above: Juliet (played by Jennifer Peña) is flirtatious.
Below: a little gallery of other photos. Casting Mercutio as a woman (Malin Alfredsson) worked really well – she had a thing going with Benvolio (Jonathan Hellgren) and her death scene was one of the highlights of the performance. Special mention also to the nurse (one of the best comic roles in Shakespeare) which the actress Elisabeth Heilmann Blind was clearly enjoying – I wish I had better photos of her but as luck would have it there was almost always someone’s head in the way.

The PrologueCast and audienceTybalt in a sword fightA Capulette fights MercutiaFlirtatious JulietRomeoLady CapuletMercutio and BenvolioThe nurseFriar LaurenceThe marriageBedroom sceneJuliet in shockPoison
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On the deck in the sun

On the deck in the sun

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Waiting for the passenger ferry from Lindolmen to Rosenlund yesterday, this young man laid himself out on the deck in the sun. It was a hot day.
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The King

The King

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The King of Gothenburg! Gustaf II Adolf (known in English language history books as Gustavus Adolfus) founded Gothenburg in 1621. This statue of him in the main square has just been unwrapped after months of careful restoration and cleaning.
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Darth Vader at the train station

Vader at the station

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Family with an outsized Darth Vader helium balloon at the central station.
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Sandpit stop

Azra in the sandpit

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In the sandpit of the children’s playground off Arsenalgatan, a racing car called Azra is making a long pit stop.

A racing car called Azra

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