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Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg June 11th 2004

Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden. Largest arena in the country. The arena that back in 1985 literally caved for Bruce Springsteen. The crowd back then got excited and carried away to the extent that they rocked the foundation of the building until it cracked. No injuries or such, but they decided to close the arena for concerts. Nowadays it’s improved and enhanced, and again open for big concerts. Paul McCartney puts on one of those big shows that requires a stadium of this size. The arena is not completely filled despite the big name and a beautiful summer day, but still around 40,000 people have decided to come see the ex-Beatle perform. Three hours after the announced starting time of the concert Paul enters the stage. Performs some of his known songs, some less known songs. Even ... read more

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg September 9th 2003

I was working in Gothenburg at the time when I by blind luck happened to come across a note about a planned visit by the HMS Endeavour. It was announced on the website of the Swedish East Indiaman project, which is tracking the progress of the rebuilding of a replica of the 18th century merchantman Götheborg, a ship that used to ply the trade to South East Asia back in the day. Götheborg met an unfortunate ending when she - after two years of travel - ran aground just outside Gothenburg harbour in 1745, its precious cargo lost in the waves. More than 250 years later a project was started to rebuild a replica of this famous ship. At the time of my visit the ship is slowly nearing completion, and is planned to take a ... read more
HMS Endeavour
Björn af Röda Bolaget

Europe » Sweden » Västra Götaland » Gothenburg September 3rd 2000

After the summer in Sweden Veronika and I get on the bus to Stockholm and get the ferry to Finland... read more

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