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This is from the southern part of Gothenburg, at Cape Smith (Smithska Udden). The picture here is in direction towards southwest. In the low sunlight from south, you can clearly see the scratches in the abraded granite bedrock. This was indeed a perfect day, sunshine and no wind at all. The temperature was around freezing point.

These are formed by glacial striation (you can read more about this here).

During the last glacial period, which ended about 10 000 years ago, the ice moved from northeast to southwest, bringing along harder particles that formed these grooves in the granite.

The granite itself is nearly 1000 million years old.

This picture was taken in the same area.

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