Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday My Town: Abandoned / Neglected

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▲ Above: Rusting iron fence around an old grave

▼ Below: Not “neglected”, but abandoned for the sake of “progress”…

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▲ A year ago I took this photo of an old wooden house with outbuilding across the street from a modern supermarket. (1.3.2011) Still people living there then I think, but I knew there were building plans for the area around it, and I was wondering whether the old house would be spared or not.

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▲ ▲ 10.3.2012 – Obviously NOT!

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24.3.2012 – Not a trace left!

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30.3.2012 = today
The first of the new apartment buildings is rising

Friday My Town Shoot Out

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Friday, 23 March 2012

Friday My Town: Steeples, Spires and Weathervanes

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There are two church towers in my town (Borås) which can be seen from various places in the city. One of them in the background to the right, and reflected in the river. The curved building to the left is an old textile factory. This is an old textile industry area.

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Caroli church is from the 17th century and is the oldest building in town, the only one that (with some repairs) stood through three major town fires in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

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▲ Seen from the town square, with a cinema in the foreground.

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▲ At the beginning of the 20th century, as the town kept growing, another church was built ▼

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▲ Gustav Adolf’s Church ▼

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▲ This belltower belongs to the old wooden church that now resides in our Open Air Museum (originally it was built somewhere else) ▼

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And below a modern bell-tower belonging to a church in a suburban area that arose in the 1960’s. Fitting right in with with all the grey concrete apartment buildings… ▼

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There are several proud old buildings in town with towers and turrets and weathervanes and whatnots without being churches. ▼

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▲ This one is known as “The Palace”. It’s an apartment building.

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▲ A financial palace (a bank)

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▲ Hotel or apartments or both, not sure.

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▲ Shops on the ground floor. Not sure if offices or apartments upstairs.

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Another old factory – now a bank. They do like their towers!

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▲ Electricity company. Like to think they’re powerful, too! (haha)

 

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▲ Old railway station from 1863, nowadays offices.
▼ In 1894 another railway station was built, still used as such.

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Friday My Town Shoot Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Watery Wednesday: Impressionistic Reflections

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“Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it”
~ Anonymous ~

Linking to Watery Wednesday # 176

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Ruby Tuesday: Going Round In Circles

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Haven’t been out and about much lately (and neither has the sun, these past few days) but I found this in my archives from last year. Don’t think I’ve used it before. From a playground at a daycare center – photo taken on a weekend with no children about.

 

For Ruby Tuesday

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday–Crocus

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Welcome, wild harbinger of spring!
  To this small nook of earth;
Feeling and fancy fondly cling
  Round thoughts which owe their birth
To thee, and to the humble spot
Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.

        Bernard Barton—To a Crocus.

 

For Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Friday, 16 March 2012

Friday My Town: Bring on the Green

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We don’t celebrate St Patrick’s here, but luckily Nature is doing her best to bring on the green anyway. I’m afraid I’ve not been too well and not able to be out and about a whole lot. But I did manage to take the camera out for a peek into a garden or two nearby.

Green is even getting a bit of competition from other colours:

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Snowdrops

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Crocuses

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The spring sun also woke some small tortoiseshell butterflies up from winter hibernation this week.

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Why should a dustbin need to be dull?

 

For Friday My Town Shoot Out.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Ruby Tuesday: Peek-a-boo

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For Ruby Tuesday 2

 

“Spring is sprung,
the grass is riz,
I wonder where the birdie is.
They say the bird is on the wing.
But that's absurd.
The wing is on the bird.”

~ Anonymous ~

 

(See other versions/origins of the expression “Spring has sprung” here)

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday (11.3.2012)

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The snow from Thursday all gone again, and the Sun back as well
– just in time for Shadow Shot Sunday! ;)

Friday, 9 March 2012

Friday My Town: Front Doors

 

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If you don’t think your shop has an inviting enough front door,
you can try putting an extra one on display outside.
(Found this week on a street in town.)

 

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Old cottage with keyhole-shaped doors in our Open Air Museum. This kind of cottage was common in these parts of Sweden from the Middle Ages until the mid 19th century.

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The door on an old wooden church, also in our Open Air Museum.
If you go inside, you’ll find (among other things) an even older door:

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Cinema/movie theater ‘Moulin Rouge’ built 1914, preserved as notable building.
Below, the same building seen from the back

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Knock on more doors at Friday My Town Shoot Out

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

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