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.
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