Sunday, 4 November 2007

far north





Home again from my trip up north this weekend. To Luleå, the northern city where I grew up, and Kalix, where my mother now lives. First touch of winter, first thin snowflakes and a surprising darkness; night comes early being that far north.

In Luleå, artists are good at fighting darkness. An international Winter Art Biennial is organized by a group of artists, Kilen, making amazing use of snow and ice. They travel the arctic world themselves, to take part in snow sculpture events.

I'm glad this old crane is still standing on the pier. A childhood landmark to me, in a city where most old buildings are torn down, without sentimentality.

4 comments:

hrsj said...

wow: your pictures reveal another world to me. yes, I'm glad the crane is still there too, all lit up.

Bibbi said...

Yes, it's another world for me too!
Now I'll go and have a look at your exhibition, that's also far away :)

sandra said...

oh så fint att se den fina kranen som tar bort uppmärksamheten från alla "vackra" byggnader i närheten ;)

Bibbi said...

tack sandra,jag vet vilka du menar...