Last Fall, I went home back to Sweden, to visit with friends and family. Spent about three weeks in my home town [Härnösand], but also visited other places … Västerås, being one of them. Of course, I took oodles of pictures everywhere I went … had not been to Västerås since 1972, when I finished school there. Didn’t recognize all that much there, except street names and old buildings downtown. Parts of the city, with the new architecture and all that made me almost doubt that I was in Sweden. We were walking one day, along the shore of Lake Mälaren, where many, new, residential areas had mushroomed … condo buildings mixed with rental apartments. This artwork caught my eye … the name of it is «Windshield», it doesn’t have a Swedish name. It’s made of some kind of acrylic fibre glass and is placed on rail so it can be turned around… The artist’s name is Carsten Höller.
For reasons, that I can’t explain, I really liked this. I liked how the photo came out, and it’s also a reminder of the remarkably warm and sunny weather that I had throughout my visit. This was shot on October 14th!
To be honest, I’d planned to write about something completely different this morning, but I lost my train of thoughts … my mind started to wander and I ended up with this windshield. When you start to google something, one thing leads to another, so there you go…a different post.