Borås, Sweden

For eight months I lived and worked in the small town of Borås in western Sweden that lies inland of Gothenburg. Borås was famous for its textile industries and its wandering businessmen, knallarna. Knallarna travelled though the land and sold textiles and other small things, both in the cities and in the rural areas. Some travelled on wagons but other walked. Nowadays there are still head offices for textile industries in Borås but most of the production have moved elsewhere. Borås used to have a librarian college but nowadays the college have added more subjects to their agenda.

In later years Borås has hosted statue biennials and mural painting happenings and is filled with interesting public art.

Solitude on Rya åsar on a rainy day - On a rainy saturday I finally got to have a walk on Rya åsar in Borås, Sweden. I am sorry I didn´t get do it again but didn´t spend every weekend in Borås when I… Continue reading
2016 in Retrospective - It has been a tough year but I am sharing  some highlights here with The Daily Post’s weekly discover challenge: Retrospective. Click on the pictures to follow the picture trail and read the captions to… Continue reading
Troubled times - I know I haven´t published as much this year as I have done in the years before. Life and worries are taking it´s toll. But I hope to be able to keep up my… Continue reading
Like a dream - I lived in Borås in western Sweden for a while last year and this was the street I walked every morning when going to work. It feels like a dream now that I am home again… Continue reading
Blue morning -   Going to work in the dark morning in Borås I feel positive feelings for my day and I am fascinated by the light on the streets waiting for the dawn to arrive. In response to… Continue reading
Enchanting light - Enchanting blue  light on the snow in Borås, Sweden reminds me of a painting on my wall. In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Life Imitates Art Published 2016-02-12    
Drömlikt / Dreamlike - English text below the Swedish text. Snö i Borås under januari 2016. Den stora granen är täckt av snö. I mörkret i backen skymtar en figur och de snötäckta fotbollsmålen drömmer om sommaren. I admit… Continue reading
Murals in tunnel by Algotsson in Borås -   Borås in western Sweden is filled with big murals, here is a tunnel under Kungsgatan painted by Adam Algotsson in 2014 that I have shown before. When I passed the tunnel in december it was… Continue reading
January 2016 Vinter / Winter -   For English text se below. Vintern i Borås i januari har varit kall med temperaturer på minus 14 grader. Nästa vecka skall det töa vilket jag ser fram emot eftersom jag då kan gå till jobbet… Continue reading
Bodhi in snow -   The Bodhi  in Viskan has got a coat and a cap of snow. The Bodhi is a statue by the Swedish sculptor Fredrik Wretman in Borås in the river Viskan that flows through… Continue reading
Mural in Borås, Sweden - Borås in western Sweden is filled with big murals, here is a mural painted by several of the artist that participated in No Limit in 2014 on one of the pillars to the bridge across… Continue reading
Optimistic - It has been rather cold these past weeks. Minus 14 degrees I think is the most in the city of Borås but I have heard of minus 18 and minus 19 degrees in the… Continue reading
Trees in snow and darkness / Träd i snö och mörker -   English text below the Swedish text. Träd i snö och mörker i Borås på min väg till och från jobbet. Klicka på bilderna för att se dem större. Besök Fototriss på tema “Träd” för… Continue reading
Mysterious letters - Mysterious letters on the curb to the bus stop at Södra Torget in Borås. In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Alphabet
From the now of a calm early summer morning in Borås, Sweden -   I take a lot of pictures on my way to and from work. In this manner my walk takes more time that it would have if I had walked without a camera… Continue reading
Three pines / Tre julgranar - English text below the Swedish text. Tre julgranar från tre olika länder, Finland, Estland och Sverige, alla av den typ som kallas för riktiga Disney-granar, stora med massvis av ljus. Three pines as christmas trees… Continue reading
Smaller mural by Ollio in Borås, Sweden - Borås in western Sweden is filled with big murals, here is a smaller mural painted by Ollio  in 2014 on one of the pillars to the bridge across Viskan. Ollio has also painted a… Continue reading
Ljus & mörker / Light & darkness - English text below the swedish text Veckans tema i Fototriss är “Ljus & Mörker”. Dessa bilder tog jag i morse på väg till jobb i Borås. The theme for this week at  Fototriss is Light & darkness.… Continue reading
Mural by Pichi&Avo at No limit Borås 2015 - This mural is a bit awkward to photograph as it is in a tight space but I hope you can see it nevertheless. The artists are a duo from Spain – Pichi&Avo and… Continue reading
Reflection in river Viskan - I walked by the river Viskan on my way home last week and saw this great reflection. The house belonged to Väveribolaget, a weaving company in Borås in Sweden. More pictures at Weekend Reflections.
Mural by Robert Proch in Borås -   Borås in western Sweden is filled with big murals, here is a painting by Robert Proch painted during No Limit 2015. More pictures on Monday Murals.  
Mural by Algotsson in Borås -   Borås in western Sweden is filled with big murals, here is mural outside the city center painted by Adam Algotsson in 2015. More pictures on Monday Murals.  
Rusty / Rostig - Svensk text under den engelska texten / Swedish text below the English. This week the theme is rusty on Photo triplet. The rust is found on street lights in Borås, Sweden. Visit Fototriss for… Continue reading
Mural by Pichi&Avo - This mural is a bit awkward to photograph as it is in a tight space but I hope you can see it nevertheless. The artists are a duo from Spain – Pichi&Avo and… Continue reading
Banded mongoose - At Borås zoo I have found a fascinating little creature, a banded mongoose. More animals pictures on Camera Critters.
Mural on Abecita Konstmuseum by Ollio and EKTA in Borås -   Borås in western Sweden is filled with big murals, here is a mural painted on Abecita art museum by Ollio and EKTA 2015. The picture was painted after the No Limit Street… Continue reading
Borås – the fence streets - November 14, 2015 will be the Archive´s day in the Nordic countries and I pondered  Gränslöst or limitless that is the theme for “Archive´s day” more after the post I made earlier on this… Continue reading
Mural by DULK in Borås - Borås in western Sweden is filled with big murals, here is a picture painted by DULK at No Limit Borås 2015. More pictures on Monday Murals.
Mural by Logan Hicks - This mural in Borås is painted by Logan Hicks at the street art festival No Limit Borås 2015.  More pictures of murals on Monday Murals.
The red panda is a careful climber - The red panda in Borås zoo is a careful climber. In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Careful.”

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