Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Training Bus

This may seem like an ordinary bus, but it is part of a rescue scenario at the Uppsala firemen's training facility. Yes, it is resting on its roof.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Picture of the Day #6

Last night was smoke photography night. 
 I set this up in my kitchen, flash hitting the smoke from the side. 
 Two pictures composed side-by-side.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Picture of the Day #5

  Due to the rainy days we're having, I'm posting a picture from the archive. This one was taken on July 19 of this year. It shows Uppsala's iconic belfry "Gunillaklockan" (Gunilla Bell). The bell was donated by Queen Gunilla in 1588 to the Castle's church, and it came to it's present position after the great fire of 1702 when most of the Castle, and the city, burned down. It rings every morning at 6 am and every evening at 9 pm.  

Monday, September 05, 2011

Picture of the Day #4

  Yesterday, I was standing by Flottsund bridge in southern Uppsala waiting for Hasse to pick me up, and examined the building, a former gas station, now a hair salon. Turning around, I noticed this flower, planted where one of the gas pumps once stood. Picture of the Day!  

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Picture of the Day #3

Linneanum, in the Botanical Garden. The original design by Olof Tempelman was revised by French architect Louis Jean Desprez on the request of Gustaf III. It was inaugurated in 1807, a hundred years after the birth of Linné. Along the sides one finds many trees growing in barrels, among them several laurels that were planted in the 18th century.
Overlaid texture by Skeletal Mess.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Picture of the Day #2

Either these guys are some pretty reckless fishermen or they are biologists picking up fish for inspection. They are using an electric hoop to lure/paralyze the little swimmers. If anyone knows the specifics, please fill me in. Seems much more efficient than standing by the side with a rod.
The water is about 15°C at the mo, in case you were wondering.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Picture of the Day #1

September is here, and I felt it's time to repeat last year's success - a picture every day of the month. It is simply a great motivator for photography. So enjoy this first picture - taken yesterday in University Park.