Sunday, May 24, 2015

Skåne in sunny May

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Kronetorp windmill
A typical image of Skåne (Scania) when the rape-seed blooms. This one from Kronetorps windmill, a dutch-style mill from 1841, heritage classified building.

Waiting for a spectacular sunset, but all the clouds magically disappeared as I was setting up the tripod, so only a clear blue sky, but came out OK.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

An ode to shopping

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Emporia shopping mall

One of those moments that strikes you and you finally get the meaning of the sculpture, after spending three hours in a crowded shopping mall. Good thing I had the camera with me.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Öresund bridge viewed from Bunkeflostrand.

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Öresund bridge from Bunkeflostrand
Öresund bridge viewed from Bunkeflostrand. The lone tree and the concrete base for an old coastal gun caught my eye. Makes great contrast against the fluffy clouds and the bridge in the distance. Thought it would make a good black and white image. Well anyway it was a good excuse for a great walk in the sun....

View from Västra Hamnen

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Ship at the horizon
View from Västra hamnen at the Öresund. Saw the lonely ship passing by, and tried to get it as it passed right in front of the corner of the lookout platform.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Frans Suell

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Frans Suell

Frans Suell (9 June 1744 – 5 November 1818) was a Swedish businessman. His grandfather Franz Suell immigrated to Malmö from Holstein in the mid 18th century. Frans grew up working in his father Niclas' shop selling mostly provisions; after studying two years at Lund University, he entered the tobacco importing trade, in which he was successful.

Suell's career coincided with the American Revolution, a period of political disorder in the chief tobacco-growing regions of North America. These events broke the power of the tobacco lairds based in Glasgow and other British port cities, and made it possible for Suell to import tobacco directly from North America. He prospered, and beginning in 1775 led a consortium of local shippers in the successful public works project of dredging and embanking the Malmö harbour. It is for this work that he is remembered in Malmö today.

Suell also acquired interests in many other industries connected with the spread of the Industrial Revolution to Sweden, such as textiles, the smelting of iron, and the refining of beet sugar.

Two ships have been named in his honour: MT Frans Suell (1958) and MS Frans Suell (1992)

Long exposure of Öresund bridge

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Öresund bridge long exposure
Just to start of my images, here's one long exposure of the Öresund bridge stretching from Malmö to Copenhagen.