This is West Fortress Street (Västra Skansgatan) in the old part of Gothenburg, Haga.
The houses here are a mixture of old and older wooden houses (and some modern).
The oldest houses along this street were built before 1855. That year the local governor (landshövding) decided that only two floors of wood were allowed, due to fire risks.
However, if the first floor was built with stone, you could add two floors of wood above. This type of three-floor houses (landshövdingehus) are now very typical for Gothenburg, and nowhere else in Sweden.
You can see more of this street here. Use the yellow man and let him show you around.
I have taken other pictures in this street, both here and here. Both these picture were taken in the opposite direction.
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lousat (81112) 2013-08-08 9:07
Hi Gunnar,very nice choice of point of view to create this neverending perspective in a magic 3D effect,great exposure of the facades in these different light levels,impressives details and perfect colors too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
dkmurphys (51478) 2013-08-08 9:36
Perfect street scene. The lines and the contrasts are impecable. Well done!
holmertz (43707) 2013-08-08 10:13
Trevligt att se Haga komma till heders igen. Den här folktomma gatan ger en djup och obruten vy ända bort mot Allén. Det måste vara stadsdelens fikfriaste bakgata, men husen är fina och till största delen gamla, tycks det mig. Fina och välmättade färger.
pajaran (54165) 2013-08-08 10:51
Interesantan tekst o ulici i kucama, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na ulicu i kuce ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano.
Lepo vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the streets and houses, with the given data ...
A nice view of the street and the house ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely shown.
Nice quiet evening and night, all the best.
tyro (21596) 2013-08-08 11:35
Judging by your exif data, you took this one just after noon. I think the little yellow man got there before you did because the shadows of the buildings on the right are longer in his picture. What a shame that you missed meeting him!
It is wonderful to compare this picture with your two previous ones (even although they were both taken looking south towards parkland). The winter one with snow was really appealing but the contrasts in lighting between the two sides of the street here are wonderful.
Rxcellent composition with the kerbs leading in from both bottom corners perfectly. Good perspective, lovely light and colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
Fis2 (88823) 2013-08-08 12:29
Good colors and sharpness.
I like it.
ricardomattos (4965) 2013-08-08 17:35
Excellent view of this street.Impressive DOF and colors here and the sharpness too. Beautiful and interesting facades. Very atractive picture.
Congrats from Brazil !!
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-08 18:43
That's a perfect photo with amazing details and depth.Splendid composition and so clever look.Nice lightning usage and POV.Well done.
All the best
abmdsudi (45694) 2013-08-08 19:50
Great perspective, enormous depth and viewpoint full of good detail and colours and the information about the place. It is symmetrical and has a lovely peaceful atmosphere. Enjoyed looking at this great work so well taken here. Congrats
jjcordier (78372) 2013-08-08 23:20
Cette version estivale de cette rue de Gothenburg est très belle avec une très bonne perspective et une jolie lumière.
emka (84169) 2013-08-08 23:21
Hi Gunnar, fantastic perspective. It seems that the street is broader at the foreground. very nice these houses in Gothenburg style. Beautiful colours. But where are the people, and specially someone in red? i can imagine you waited for someone to co me but there was too hot to walk on the street.
have a nice day
Nicou (127852) 2013-08-09 0:51
quelle vue de cette rue sueprb eiamge et compo fantastique ces façades et le pavage cette profondeur et perspective ces tons sur les façades mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (88383) 2013-08-09 2:51
A long street, apparently deserted, very unusual to see in your gallery:-) I like the light and shadow contrast between the two sides. Also, the excellent detail to be observed in architecture on the left.
I would recommend a visit to Eygallières. It is a small village but with lots of old and interesting architecture and a bar to refresh yourself in the hot weather. Definitely worth a detour as the Michelin would say.
UlfE (14641) 2013-08-09 2:53
Fin gautubild. Jag ser hur du har lekt med linjer och kurvor. Jag gillar särskilt att trottoarkanterna börjar i de bägge nedre hörnen. Om någon tycker att det är synd att du inte mötte gula mannen så tycker jag det är synd att du inte fick med någon rödklädd denna gång, men det är ofta inte läge att vänta på att någon ska dyka upp. De ser att du har kameran framme och det blir vanligtvis inga bra bilder av det. Det är mycket bättre att bara ta en bild när de finns där och det gjorde det ju inte denna gång. Ha en bra dag!
jhm (142852) 2013-08-09 5:10
I see a very tidy street this is real perfect maintain
Also depth and perspective are pleasant
Colours and presentation be superb.
Excellent composition, good notes too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ourania (35080) 2013-08-09 9:01
your picture is very harmoniously composed, has superb clarity and very lovely colours. The sense of depth is irresistible and the view is absolutely inviting. After looking at the photo for a while, I feel this place faminliar, like I have actually walked along the street observing the two rows of buildings. The red hues and the density in details make the background attractive. You've managed the strong light and the deep shade superbly accentuating the elegant perspectives and making viewing very pleasant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
rychem (26798) 2013-08-09 10:23
Beautiful perspective of this street with decorative old houses, I'm surprised that there are only a few cars,great depth and beautiful colors of the sunny day
Silvio1953 (128399) 2013-08-09 11:19
Ciao Gunar, great perspective on lovely street, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-08-09 22:07
Hello Gunnar, I like to take pictures like this one myself, narrow streets with beautiful buildings left and right..beautiful architecture and marvelous colors!
lots of sunshine is the best!!!
Graal (99496) 2013-08-09 23:54
nice perspective of street. Interesting old architecture. Good presentation from Gothenburg. Pleasant sunny light and colors. Photo I like.
Have a nice WE.
eldancer1 (30806) 2013-08-10 7:44
This street looks more like San Francisco even the architectures! I like your pov and the absence of people is very intriguing. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-08-10 7:44
Fabulous clarity in this simple, perfectly cropped and managed street scene Gunnar. The lines of perspective funnel one's view to the brightly coloured roof tops and trees in the far distance. Immaculate work. Warm regards Rosemary
Buin (42360) 2013-08-11 2:20
More photographic depth nearly isn't possible. You managed the really difficult light here quite skillfully. The view along the facades somehow is fascinating here and the eyes literally are drawn into the street, to the background. An interesting photo!
Thank you for the links! The winter view offers an enormous contrast.
Euch beiden einen schönen Sonntag.
Herzliche Grüße aus dem staubtrockenen Siegen! Es hat seit Wochen nicht geregnet. Ich fahre gleich mit Freunden ins Café Harnischmacher ;-))
Oceania (5174) 2013-08-12 7:10
You're showing us a neat and quiet street in Sweden. With summer bright blue sky, it's very pleasant.
Kielia (24073) 2013-08-13 10:03
I love the harmonious colours of this picture. The composition is successful and the street leads the eye well . The houses are really interesting: the viewer discovers many fascinating details. I also enjoyed reading the notes.
bukitgolfb301 (37312) 2013-08-13 19:00
Hi dear Gunnar, how are you?
Another greatly attractive image as your signitured style. So shap and clear prensettaion via deep exposure and perfect balanced framwork are wonderful as usual. Sequare format is just fit wtith this marvelous view.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
Romano46 (18472) 2013-08-17 3:41
un aspetto molto bello di questa cittàda te ripreso e composto in maniera eccellente.
Nitidezza eccellente e colori splendidi che valorizzano un angolo di Svezia a me del tutto sconosciuto.
E dire che in questa città ci ero sbarcato di notte da una nave provenendo dalla Danimarca e il ricordo che avevo era di una città piena di luci e di vita! Sicuramente è ancora così, ma ora conosco anche un aspetto nuovo che ignoravo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Royaldevon (32627) 2013-08-18 0:29
Good Morning Gunnar,
We do learn some interesting facts on TE.
You have shown us this street with amazing clarity and a great sense of perspective.
I was struck, not only by the details that you describe in your notes but, also, by the cleanliness of the street. So many cities are ruined by litter carelessly scattered by disrespectful individuals.
Have a great day,
macjake (59970) 2013-08-21 15:53
yes, i actually remember this photo from before!
this one is super clear with such attractive light.
the blue skyline feels open and airy.
interesting note about the wood houses too.
fine subject from Gothenburg
jurek1951 (42194) 2013-08-22 7:52
Good picture, well seen and photographed. Good exposure for the colors and DOF, good perspective.
mcmtanyel (15587) 2013-08-23 16:06
A classical study in perspective with beautiful patterns and colors. I have a suggestion: Why not clone out the wires leading to it and claim the street light is a U.F.O?
gervaso (11040) 2013-08-26 9:59
Very nice perspective of this street! The architecture of the buildings is interesting, and the excellent lighting helps you to show the beautiful details of it. Excellent job!
jemaflor (88179) 2013-08-28 10:36
Light is well managed with this strong contrast with shadow, interesting depth result with the view of the street.
Zucca (8) 2013-09-06 8:37
Your note is very interesting, good depth of view and perspective along that paved street, under a sunny weather !
Have a nice week-end,
kato (11630) 2013-09-06 23:55
You're capturing well this street by a good composition, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the classic private house of 2-4 stories which stand in a row on both sides as a stone pavement. Outer walls are the quiet colors with white, yellow and brown, and it's also impressive in red roof. The shadow projected to the right pavement draws out an additional good atmosphere in this image.
larsy (28) 2013-09-23 9:40
Gatorna i Haga har inte mycket trafik och parkering är väl förbjudet.
tenretin (2537) 2014-04-12 14:06
You have done a wonderful photograph that does not lack interest. Everything is perfect, sharpness, exposure and composition.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37602)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-08 9:04