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Lilla Götafors on Götaforsliden in Mölndals Kvarnby

October 7th, 2018

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1996 – Volvo V70 XC at Lilla Götafors on Götaforsliden 14 in Mölndals Kvarnby in Mölndal, Sweden

2018 – Lilla Götafors on Götaforsliden in Mölndals Kvarnby in Mölndal (Google Streetview)

Lilla Götafors is a small water mill building on Götaforsliden in Mölndals Kvarnby in Mölndal, south of Göteborg in Sweden.

Lilla Götafors is the smaller building that lies between Stora Götafors and Upper Götafors along Götaforsliden. It currently houses meeting rooms that are rented to everything from conferences to weddings.

Mölndals Kvarnby has been named after a mill town, already mentioned in the 1300s. The water mills that lay in the village milled flour for the towns in the region. Due to hydroelectric power, and that barge traffic could be conducted on Mölndalsåns downstream, Kvarnbyn developed into an industrial society and Mölndal into an industrial resort.

Originally dominated the mill business at the expense, but in the 17th century the mills were also used to prepare blankets and stamped clothes, which were requested in the newly built city of Gothenburg. During the 1700’s paper production became one of the main activities, due to the increasing book and newspaper production. In the 19th century oil stocks were manufactured, which produced linseed oil, and their activities were later taken over by the Swedish Oil Company Company, SOAB. Oljeslager’s operations later came to be replaced by the production of color binders. The textile industry established a large number of factories, especially spinning mills.

The textile industry expanded during the 20th century and established stockings, knitted fabrics and dyes. Through the textile industry crisis in the latter part of the 20th century many factories were dropped and the last textile industry was discontinued in the early 1980s.

Milling operations continued until the 1940s, when the last mill was let down. The only preserved mill, built in 1858, is located at the Götaforsliden and has been the building memory since 1983.

More information at sv.wikipedia.org, www.lillagotafors.se and www.kvarnbyn.net.

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Kvarterhuset Amagerbro on Christian Svendsens Gade in Copenhagen – DK

September 23rd, 2018

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2016 – Volvo S90 at Kvarterhuset Amagerbro on Christian Svendsens Gade in Copenhagen, Denmark

2018 – Kvarterhuset Amagerbro on Christian Svendsens Gade in Copenhagen, Denmark (Google Streetview)

2018 – Kvarterhuset Amagerbro on Christian Svendsens Gade in Copenhagen, Denmark (Google Streetview)

Kvarterhuset Amagerbro is located on Christian Svendsens Gade in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Often called one of the most beautiful public spaces in Copenhagen, the Kvarterhuset Amagerbro or Neighbourhood Centre of Jemtelandsgade is living proof that nothing is more attractive than the combination of beauty and brains.

Emptying an old industrial building from 1880, Danish architect Dorte Mandrup created an unconventional arrival point for the new neighbourhood centre and added an interpretation of a treehouse in the shape of an assembly hall balancing on crooked concrete columns. Not your garden-variety neighbourhood centre! Most importantly, the centre has succeeded in housing everything from conferences and debates to concerts and children’s theatre and is now the centre of gravity for local democracy and networks.

Today, the centre also houses a local library and a café as well as office facilities on the upper floors.

The structural changes to the existing building consist primarily of the partial removal of the existing floor decks in order to create a new, triple-high foyer space running the length of the building.

In addition to this, the supporting structure in the assembly hall consists of an exposed framework of plywood covered with thermal glazing panels in pine frames.

More information at www.dortemandrup.dk and kvarterhuset.kk.dk.

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Vemork powerstation in Rjukan – N

September 23rd, 2018

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1980 – Volvo 244 D6 at Vemork powerstation near Rjukan, Norway

2018 – View from Rv37 on Vemork powerstation in Rjukan, Telemark, Norway (Google Streetview)

2018 – View from Rv37 on Vemork powerstation in Rjukan, Telemark, Norway (Google Streetview)

Vemork is the name of a hydroelectric power plant outside Rjukan in Tinn, Norway. The plant was built by Norsk Hydro and opened in 1911, its main purpose being to fix nitrogen for the production of fertilizer. At opening, it was the world’s largest power plant with a capacity of 108 MW.

Vemork was later the site of the first plant in the world to mass-produce heavy water developing from the hydrogen production then used for the Haber process. During World War II, Vemork was the target of Norwegian heavy water sabotage operations. The heavy water plant was closed in 1971, and in 1988 the power station became the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum.

A new power plant was opened in 1971 and is located inside the mountain behind the old.

Today the building houses the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum (Norsk Industriarbeidermuseum) which is an industrial museum located at Rjukan in Tinn, Norway. Located in the Vemork power station, it was established in 1988 to allow the preservation of industrial society created by Norsk Hydro when they established themselves in Rjukan in 1907. The museum is an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

More information at en.wikipedia.org, www.visitrjukan.com and en.wikipedia.org.

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Låtefossen waterfalls in Odda – N

September 23rd, 2018

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2017 – Volvo V60 Cross Country at Låtefossen waterfalls on RV 13 in Odda, Norway

2017 – Volvo V60 Cross Country at Låtefossen waterfalls on RV 13 in Odda, Norway

2018 – Låtefossen waterfalls on RV13 in Odda, Norway (Google Streetview)

2018 – Låtefossen waterfalls on RV13 in Odda, Norway (Google Streetview)

Låtefossen or Låtefoss is a waterfall located in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland County, Norway. The 165-metre tall waterfall is unique and thus it is a well-known tourist attraction in the area. It is special in that it consists of two separate streams flowing down from the lake Lotevatnet, and as they fall, the join together in the middle of the waterfall, just before going under the Norwegian National Road 13, making for a spectacular (and wet) view as one drives over the old, stone, six-arched bridge.

Famous twin-waterfall close to route 13. Låtefoss is the king among our waterfalls and an internationally famous attraction.

At the southern end of the waterfall, you might follow the path leading to where the hotel was previously lying. Today you only observe the ruins of the hotel estate.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and visitnorway.com.

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Lot #29 on Gothersgade in Copenhagen – DK

September 23rd, 2018

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2017 – Volvo V40 at Lot #29 on Gothersgade 29 in København Danmark

2018 – Lot #29 on Gothersgade in Copenhagen

2018 – Lot #29 on Gothersgade in Copenhagen, Denmark (Google Streetview)

Lot #29 is Copenhagen’s most New York-ish clothing store and is located in Gothersgade. The two Danish women Cecilie Kølpin and Line Hallberg combine their own clothing and jewelry designs with other labels from around the world, but primarily New York and Italy.

Gothersgade is a major street in the City Centre of Copenhagen, Denmark. It extends from Kongens Nytorv to Sortedam Lake, passing Rosenborg Castle and Gardens, Nørreport Station and Copenhagen Botanic Gardens on the way.

Every day at 11:30 am, the Royal Life Guards, who are based at Rosenborg Barracks, depart from Rosenborg Eksercerplads and march down Gothersgade and up Bredgade for the ceremonial changing of the guard at 12 noon at Amalienborg Palace Square.

Gothersgade runs along the original course of the Eastern Rampart of Copenhagen’s former Fortification Ring. Originally called Ny Kongensgade, it was established in about 1647 after the Eastern Rampart had been taken in a more northerly direction to expand the fortified city with a large new area known as New Copenhagen. At his point the street only ran to the site of today’s Nørreport Station where it met the fortifications just north-east of the North City Gate.

In 1870, after the fortifications had been decommissioned and their grounds leveled out, the street was extended to its current length.

In 1892, Copenhagen’s first public electricity plant, Gothersgade elektriske Centralstation, opened at the corner of Gothergade and Adelsgade. It was installed behind the existing house fronts towards Gothergade and was unusual for its central location.[2] It was later expanded and modernized several times. Since 1994, it had only served as a substation for distribution of electricity and central heating.

In 1920–30 the section of Gothersgade from Rosenborg Castle Gardens to Sortedam Lake was widened. In the process, Rosenborg Barracks was shortened with two bays and the drill house from 1787 and Brøndkuranstalten in front of Rosenborg Castle were demolished. A planned widening of the section of the street closest to Kongens Nytorv was later abandoned.

The prefix Gothers- in the street name refers to the Goths of the title King of the Goths and the Wends which was used by Danish kings from the 14th century until 1972. Vendersgade, which is Gothersgade’s mirror image on the other side of Frederiksborggade, refers to the Wends of the same title.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and lot29.dk.

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Nylandsveien near Barcode in Oslo – N

September 23rd, 2018

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2017 – Volvo V40 on Nylandsveien near Barcode in Oslo, Norway

2018 – Nylandsveien near Barcode in Oslo (Google Streetview)

The Barcode Project is a section of the Bjørvika portion of the Fjord City redevelopment on former dock and industrial land in central Oslo. It consists of a row of new multi-purpose high-rise buildings, that was completed in 2016. The developer is marketing the project as “The Opera Quarter.” There has been intense public debate about the height and shape of the buildings.

Barcode seen from The new Opera house

The Barcode buildings are between Dronning Eufemias gate (Queen Eufemia’s Street), which will be the main east–west thoroughfare in the Bjørvika neighborhood and is a stretch of what is currently Bispegata, and Trelastgata (Timber Street, a new street that during planning was also called Sporgata, Track Street), which will run alongside the rail lines to Oslo Central Station on the northern edge of the development. A line of apartment buildings will be between Dronning Eufemias gate and the Oslofjord, where the new Oslo Opera House has already been built.

Some are enthusiastic about the fresh architecture, the “champagne apartments,” and the unmatched opportunity to reshape the urban landscape and relieve pressure on a rapidly growing city without diminishing existing green space.
However, there has been widespread criticism of the heights and designs of the Barcode buildings, both from architects and from citizens of Oslo. The Barcode has been described as a barrier between the fjord and the rest of the city that will destroy Oslo’s character as an open, low-rise city with a lot of green space and cast a permanent shadow on adjacent neighborhoods for the benefit of a rich few.
The architecture has been described as chaotic, as part of a trend of spectacular buildings, which within a few years will be seen as having disfigured the city. In addition to the disruption of the very large building site, the project has been described as hostile to the urban life of the city: unbalanced in favor of private business space and with too few shopping and eating opportunities for the public, and narrow, corridor-like passages between the buildings.

The project “is among the most protested . . . ever in Oslo.” A petition campaign in opposition to the building of the high-rises received over 30,000 signatures in 2007, and according to a survey by Aftenposten in December of the same year, 71% of the population of Oslo opposed the project. In 2008 a charrette was organized to find alternatives.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.dezeen.com.

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Rostockgata at Barcode in Oslo – N

September 23rd, 2018

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2018 – Volvo XC40 R-Design at Rostockgata in Oslo

2018 – Volvo XC40 at Rostockgata in Oslo

2017 – Volvo V40 on Rostockgata at Barcode in Oslo, Norway (photography by Marcel Pabst)

2017 – Volvo V40 at Rostockgata in Oslo

2017 – Volvo V40 at Rostockgata in Oslo

2018 – Rostockgata at Barcode in Oslo, Norway (Google Streetview)

2018 – Rostockgata at Barcode in Oslo, Norway (Google Streetview)

2018 – Rostockgata at Barcode in Oslo, Norway (Google Streetview)

Rostockgata is a street in the Barcode area in Bjørvika, Oslo in Norway. The street runs between Trelastgata and Dronning Eufemias gate.

The white building shown in the photos houses DNB NOR and is called DNB öst-bygget (east building).

DnB NOR Building. Architects: MVRDV, Dark Arkitekter and a-lab. Three buildings linked by a below-ground “street” area, with restaurants and other shared areas on the first and second floors.

Building A (east): 37,000 sq. m., architect: MVRDV and co-architects Dark Arkitekter. The center building and the new headquarters of the financial company. Offices will be grouped around voids and the exterior cladding will be 6-meter square “pixels.”

Building B (central): 22,500 sq. m. Architect: a-lab. The eastern building, on the longest site, will be set back behind a plaza on Dronning Eufemias gate and have offices on the lower floors, apartments with terraces on the upper floors.

Building C (west): 14 floors, 13,000 sq. m. Architect: Dark Arkitekter. The western DnB NOR tower will be stepped, with a restaurant, bar, and terrace on the top floor accessible from Dronning Eufemias gate. The building will be clad in glass reflective panels tilted at slightly differing angles to reflect different fractions of the surrounding scenery.[22][23] To open 2012.

The Barcode Project is a section of the Bjørvika portion of the Fjord City redevelopment on former dock and industrial land in central Oslo. It consists of a row of new multi-purpose high-rise buildings, that was completed in 2016. The developer is marketing the project as “The Opera Quarter.” There has been intense public debate about the height and shape of the buildings.

Barcode seen from The new Opera house

More information at en.wikipedia.org and kunsthalloslo.no.

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Wismargata at Barcode in Oslo – N

September 22nd, 2018

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2018 – Volvo XC40 at Wismargata in Barcode in Oslo Norway

2018 – Volvo XC40 at Wismargata in Barcode in Oslo Norway

2018 – Volvo XC40 at Wismargata in Barcode in Oslo Norway

2018 – Volvo XC40 at Wismargata in Barcode in Oslo Norway

2018 – Volvo XC40 at Wismargata in Barcode in Oslo Norway

2018 – Volvo XC40 at Wismargata in Barcode in Oslo Norway

2018 – Volvo XC40 at Wismargata in Barcode in Oslo Norway (Making of… with Sam Christmas)

2018 – Volvo XC40 at Wismargata in Barcode in Oslo Norway (Making of… with Sam Christmas)

2018 – Volvo XC90 on Wismargata at Barcode in Oslo, Norway

2018 – Volvo XC90 on Wismargata at Barcode in Oslo Norway

2017 – Volvo V40 on Wismargata at Barcode in Oslo, Norway (photography by Marcel Pabst)

2017 – Volvo V40 on Wismargata at Barcode in Oslo, Norway (photography by Marcel Pabst)

2018 – Wismargata at Barcode in Oslo (Google Streetview)

2018 – Wismargata at Barcode in Oslo (Google Streetview)

2018 – Wismargata

Wismargata is a street in the Barcode area in Bjørvika, Oslo in Norway. The street runs between Trelastgata and Dronning Eufemias gate.

The black building shown in the photos houses DNB and is called DNB vest-bygget (west building).

2018 – DnB West Building by Dark Architects

The DNB west building has a powerful expression, with spectacular angles and a very special facade.
The façade is characterized by large, thick, square stones in matt, black granite, which can look like pixels at a distance. The building is built as a huge staircase, with several terrace plateaus.

Barcode seen from The new Opera house

The Barcode Project is a section of the Bjørvika portion of the Fjord City redevelopment on former dock and industrial land in central Oslo. It consists of a row of new multi-purpose high-rise buildings, that was completed in 2016. The developer is marketing the project as “The Opera Quarter.” There has been intense public debate about the height and shape of the buildings.

More information at no.wikipedia.org and darkarkitekter.no.

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Den Gamle Færgehavn near Storebæltsbroen in Korsør – DK

September 22nd, 2018

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2017 – Volvo XC60 at Den Gamle Færgehavn near Storebæltsbroen in Korsør Danmark

2017 – Volvo XC60 at Den Gamle Færgehavn near Storebæltsbroen in Korsør Danmark

2017 – Volvo XC60 at Den Gamle Færgehavn near Storebæltsbroen in 4220 Korsør Danmark

Photos of the new Volvo XC60 were created by Stendahls together with Patrik Johäll /Superstudio, MFX and Cabbe /Adamsky Division

Den Gamle Færgehavn near Storebæltsbroen in Korsør in Denmark

Den Gamle Færgehavn near Storebæltsbroen in Korsør in Denmark

Den Gamle Færgehavn near Storebæltsbroen in Korsør is a former harbor of the ferry over the Great Belt in Denmark.

Korsør is a Danish town and port. It is out on the Great Belt, on the Zealand side, just south of where the Great Belt Bridge lands. It was the site of the municipal council of Korsør municipality – today it is part of Slagelse municipality.
Formerly the main ferry port from Zealand to Funen, the town of Korsør is divided into two halves by the Korsør Nor inlet, with the northern part named Halskov. Most of the historical southern part of Korsør is low-lying and prone to flooding.

The Storebæltsforbindelsen or Great Belt Fixed link is a multi-element fixed link crossing the Great Belt strait between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. It consists of five structures: a road suspension bridge and a railway tunnel between Zealand and the small island Sprogø located in the middle of the Great Belt, and a box girder bridge for both road and rail traffic between Sprogø and Funen. The “Great Belt Bridge” (Danish: Storebæltsbroen) commonly refers to the suspension bridge, although it may also be used to mean the box-girder bridge or the link in its entirety. The suspension bridge, officially known as the East Bridge, has the world’s third longest main span (1.6 km), and the longest outside of Asia. It was designed by the Danish engineering firms COWI and Ramboll.

The link replaced the ferry service that had been the primary means of crossing the Great Belt. After more than five decades of speculation and debate, the decision to construct the link was made in 1986;[2] the original intent was to complete the railway link three years before opening the road connection, but the link opened to rail traffic in 1997 and road traffic in 1998.

The Great Belt ferries (Danish: Storebæltsfærgerne) were the train and car ferries operating across the Danish strait of Great Belt, between the islands of Zealand and Funen. up to the late 1990s The railway ferry link was established in 1883, while automobile-only ferries started operating in 1930.

The ferry services ceased operating with the opening of the Great Belt Fixed Link, which occurred in 1997 for rail and 1998 for car traffic. Despite the popularity of the fixed link, some ferries still connect eastern and western Denmark. The company Mols-Linien continues to operate ferries between northwest Zealand and East Jutland, while the Spodsbjerg–Tårs route some 45 kilometres to the south also remains serviced by ferries.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.storebaelt.dk.

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Quiraing in Portee on Skye in Scotland – UK

September 22nd, 2018

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2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country at Quiraing on Skye in Scotland, UK

2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country at Quiraing on Skye in Scotland, UK

2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country at Quiraing on Skye in Scotland, UK

2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country at Quiraing on Skye in Scotland, UK

2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country at Quiraing on Skye in Scotland, UK

2018 – Quiraing in Portee on Skye in Scotland – UK (Google Streetview)

2018 – Quiraing in Portee on Skye in Scotland – UK (Google Streetview)

2018 – Quiraing in Portee on Skye in Scotland – UK (Google Streetview)

The Quiraing is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The whole of the Trotternish Ridge escarpment was formed by a great series of landslips; the Quiraing is the only part of the slip still moving—the road at its base, near Flodigarry, requires repairs each year.

2018 – View from Quirang (Wikipedia)

Parts of the distinctive landscape have earned particular names. The Needle is a jagged 37 m high landmark pinnacle, a remnant of land slipping. Northwest of it is The Table, a flat grassy area slipped down from the summit plateau, with vistas of the Torridon Hills and the mountains of Wester Ross. Southwest is the Prison, a pyramidal rocky peak which can look like a medieval keep when viewed from the right angle – the ascent of this is an airy scramble.

The name Quiraing comes from Old Norse ‘Kví Rand’, which means “Round Fold”. Within the fold is The Table, an elevated plateau hidden amongst the pillars. It is said that the fold was used to conceal cattle from Viking raiders.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.theskyeguide.com.

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