The postcard this week is from Kungsgatan, a boulevard established at the end of the 19th century in eastern Malmö. An octagonal church lies at its center and it is a popular strolling area as well. The picture is taken in the spring of 2014.
On May 1, 1973, there were several May Day demonstration with several participating organizations. I came to photograph one of them.
The demonstration began at Drottningtorget, went up Östergatan and then turned into Djäknegatan with a detour to Gustav Adolfs torg and then they returned and went over Amiralsbron on Amiralsgatan as far as Bergsgatan. There the demonstration followed Bergsgatan towards the final destination at Möllevångstorget.
The picture shows the demonstration walking on the bridge Amiralsbron towards Möllevångstorget. To see more pictures from demonstration in the early 1970s see my project site I made when participating in a course in digitalization.
The postcard this week is from 2010 and the picture shows the restaurant boat Prince Bernhard reflected in the water of Malmö Harbour in 2010. This is the quay where the ferries for Copenhagen where moored in the days before the Öresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark. Sadly there are no ferries any more.
Kungsgatan in the morning. The picture is taken in Malmö, Sweden. The picture has been published before on From My Horizon.
This is a memory from the winter of 2012. Mercifully we didn´t get many days of snow that year so most of the winter the ground was bare. In a poem scanian poet Gabriel Jönsson says that “Winter shows her grey cloth”. Freely translated from and perhaps incorrectly remembered, in swedish “Vintern hänger upp sin gråa räcka”. And Scania, the most southern county of Sweden, that once belonged to Denmark usually only have circa five days a year with snow so winter is a grey affair. As snow usually is so rare, the children go out with their toboggans as soon as the snow starts and use their sleds until the very minute the snow has returned to water.
The picture is taken on the boulevard Kungsgatan in Malmö, Sweden. The statue is of Flora made by Jonas Fröding. Flora originally had a flower in her hand but she has lost it.
In later years Hyllie station has been my starting point or arrival point on my journeys to see my children who both live abroad. This picture is from a time several years ago when I followed my husband off when he was going to England to visit our daughter. The stairs look magic in the morning light. But in the last year I have seen pictures in the media from the autumn of 2015 when this stairs or one of the other stairs at the station was filled with refugees waiting to be processed by the police. I wonder what memories this place holds for them.
The picture has been published before in 2012 on my main blog From My Horizon.