roughness with beauty

Two Saturdays ago when I went down into the harbor area to look after … my old working place, Stena Voyager – after my 30 minutes by the gate and photos of a legend … I so let my little camera work in the area.

What hit me was that the whole harbor area was so clean – even it was industrial was there no litter what so ever around – even if I didn’t like the place where Voyager was laid to rest because of all the metal scrapping around him, was it so tidy and clean.

I decided to take the shortcut back to town center over the railway yard – and the old railways station, that is all closed up now for years. They have moved the railway station to a bit outside town center, to make the journey much quicker.
Before they have to take the train into the town center and then drive it out again, not very efficient. The rails are still in use for freight  to/from  the harbor and the industries in the area.

The old station house is a beautiful building and it’s a pity that nothing is done with it. I think the bus drivers have some kind of rest area in there, at least they had. One of those things I would love to save if I had the money … but I didn’t win on Friday. I would have turned the old station into a hostel.

Not very practical short cut I took over the rails and when I came to the old station house I couldn’t get out of the area, so I have to walk back and take the walking bridge over the yard.

Had a new SD card in my camera, but no spare batteries – so of course my camera went dead and there was so much more to put it against. So I went back 2 days later … just loved all the details around the area – not a pretty place in itself, but looking through my camera is became interesting and beautiful in it’s boldness and roughness.

While looking for object to put my camera at … I heard somebody shouting; Hello .. first I thought is was some security guard – but it was 3 great Danish boys out on an adventure; David, Matti and Mark.
Two were from Denmark and the oldest from Greenland, they live in Hillerød – very pretty town (slightly smaller than Landskrona) on the east coast of Denmark and they told me that they had came across with David’s dad in his boat for a couple of days. Matti, the tallest boy, did some magic with some pennies. He was very good at it. One moment one – then next three. We spend about 30 min together and I got a chance to practice my Danish, I was amazed how much I remembered. They walked me back to the town center where David’s dad was waiting for them. Very nice company and so pleasant boys.

So on Thursday will I go aboard the Stena Voyager for the last time ever – I know it will be emotional for me – but I also know that HE will get a good write up about in the local press and that means a descent farewell. Somebody showed an interest in him even in end – and I was one of them.

“There is a light at the end of the tunnel…
hopefully it’s not a freight train!”
Mariah Carey

my last glance

This a great tune, “Frieght Train” …. with a group called “Headwater” from Vancouver, Canada. Found it by accident on Soundcloud.  Just brilliant, love the fun lyrics and its such a happy tune.

Headwater  - grantandjasmin com

69 thoughts on “roughness with beauty

  1. Wonderful photos, Viveka, and you’re so right, this place is beautifully clean and free of litter. How nice to see this. You take some very interesting walks and meet lovely friendly people too. 🙂

    • Yes, I really enjoy to look for objects and it was only me until the 3 guys came along – they were such lovely bunch. Enjoyed myself in their company. Thanks for your support.

    • Colleen, so I’m … excited for Thursday. The Danish boys was a lovely and very takable company. Enjoyed their company. I think there is beauty everywhere and in everything, but we don’t take us time to stop and find it.

      • You’re right about that. We don’t. I loved the pattern in the end of the wooden beam. How many would have noticed that? And I love your chance meeting with the boys who called out to you. How many kids would do that now a days? 🙂 I love that they did.

      • You’re so right about the kids .. they wouldn’t have called out – I think they want to show me the magic trick *smile – he was good.

      • I probably did – while walking back into town center one of the boys told his mum over his mobile that they had met a nice old lady = ME!

  2. You captured some gorgeous textures Viveka. Love the radiating pattern on that log, the moss, fading beauty….all of them actually 🙂
    Look forward to your tribute to Stena Voyager.

    • Thanks, Madhu – there was so much to put the camera against and I must have taken 150 photos and deleted 40 … really enjoyed my time at the railway yard.

    • Thanks, Bob .. I truly enjoyed my two sessions at the yard – there was so much to put the camera against and there was loads of beauty to be found.

  3. You must have had some great moments there, Viveka! I can easily imagine you all chatting away and doing coin tricks. Sounds just like in the good old days… The photos are so interesting and detailed, so I understand why you went back. Good luck on Thursday.

    • Ann-Christine .. is was a very odd place and I was all by myself – the boys was great company and they was so talkable. *smile Thanks, I have seen online that there is a massive intrest in the Voyager – and some photos when he arrived Landskrona. A lot of people don’t understand why he is going to be cut up .. I wish I could turn him into an art gallery.

  4. Great post and pictures, Viveka–you do have a good relationship with that little camera of yours. I need to learn how to “tile” my photos someday.

    Fun song too!

  5. Absolutely love the pictures. Such pictures are not only nostalgic but have a magic of their own. And I feel they are romantic too (no, not in a mushy boy-girl way), in their own mysterious ways.

    • You know what??? That is the way I felt too – this romantic aura of area. I enjoyed so much to be in the rail yard and to look for object. Thank you so much for the kind words. You describe just the feeling I had.

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  8. Beautiful post, Viveka. When you mentioned Hillerod, I am reminded of my time in that beautiful city exploring Frederiksborg Castle. Denmark and Sweden to me are simply beautiful countries — very organized, clean and the people are friendly too! 😉

    • Malou, the Nordic countries are very special – I think too.
      Finland and Norway so beautiful. Thank you so much for your kind words. We, Swedes, can be a bit funny at times *smile

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    • Thank you so much … *smile – I really had a great time in the beautiful roughness. Just had enough of shooting flowers. Thank you so much. *smile

  11. I’ve never heard this Freight Train song before – like it a lot, love the pace.

    As for your pictures & your telling : wonderful, Viveka. I love how you show me things I wouldn’t otherwise see.

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  17. Gorgeous photos Viveka. I love the rusted, weathered beauty in the environment also. I’ve never been to Stena Voyager but I think I need to visit one day! 🙂 You and your camera make an amazing team xx

    • Thank you so much … I really enjoyed my hours at the railway yard, And I love the photos that came out from them.
      Stena Voyager is no more … it’s broken into p. scrap metal, I think it’s only the shell left by now.

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