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Some days ago we had this perfect day, the sun was shining and the temperature was just around freezing point.

I took this picture when walking along the northern side of the Gota River in central Gothenburg. A woman was enjoying the sun while watching the ice floating by.

Across the river you can see, at the right, the “Sailor´s tower”, inaugurated in 1933. On its top is a five meters high sculpture by Ivar Johnsson, called “Woman by the sea” or “The sailor´s wife”. She is supposed to be looking out to the sea, for her returning husband. But she is turned towards the Hising island, where there were only shipyards in 1933. I guess she is looking for her husband to come home for dinner.

There are many works of art along this walk along the quays here. Here we see sculptures by Görel Steg and Torsten Jurell. Behind that round thing we can see a big ferry “Stena Jutlandica” with a route between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn in Denmark. Beside is a small ferry “Älvsnabben” with its route across the river.

The big chimney belongs to the power station at Rosenlund.

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