The last meeting of this local car boot sale. A gorgeous autumn day. Griff bought Playstation games. Ariana and Ruth got CDs. I bought fiesta lamps.
21st Sep 2008, 18:42
But they always need love (aaahhhh)
19th Sep 2008, 16:04
18th Sep 2008, 16:26
Found this sculpture by the Roda Sten gallery. Chatting to the gallery curator I asked about it. It's anonymous, she said, people just add to it. And here I was, taking photos, when I should have been building it.
17th Sep 2008, 08:28
I love an aimless stroll through a city. Taken over a couple of days.
15th Sep 2008, 17:00
I had a spare day and so I rented a bike and cycled along the water front.
1 - I think this was a public bike. Does anyone know if Gothenberg has them?
2&3 - waterside stuff.
4 - I was waved down by someone with red flags. They were about to blow up the rocks, they said. Go and stand over there ... yes, you can take photos ... no, over there ... over there! So I waited and sirens went off and the air was filled with anticipation. Then there was this sound like a muffled fart and a heavy sheet made of metal railway sleepers tied together that was lying on the rocks rippled and a few puffs of smoke leaked out. Yeah. Anticlimax.
5 - Church. Red.
6 - Hello Buoys!
7 - you can see the face right?
8&9 - Roda Sten. An art gallery in a spooky old furnace house. Awesome building. Spooky industrial location. the curator told me she was impressed that I had found them and gave me a student discount. Cool, I still look like a student (actually I still am but I keep forgetting). Anyway, some quite unsettlingly obsessive pieces and some real pockets of beauty. Well worth a couple of hours.
A good day. But why does Sweden make me feel so Christmassy?
14th Sep 2008, 20:45
And I went up to the University and I was swallowed up for three days by people and talk and now it is all over except for a last night dinner.
Sweden is actually quite cool. The Swedish word for hello is 'Hey' and so everyone sounds like a hep cat. There are hardly any CCTV or signs bossing you around. Even the people working the bins are tall and blond and gorgeous. And for some reason, the country makes me feel very Christmassy.
12th Sep 2008, 19:12
I was meaning to go. It's just that I got up really early to catch the plane and so I had a little nap while in the air.
Not sure what to make of Gothenburg yet. It's a little like Ikea - clean, well designed and emotionally unengaging.
8th Sep 2008, 19:58