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May 142017
 
The Factory That Was - Peter Lindberg Photography. Hällekis, Sweden

Ex Factory – Where Cementa Used To Live

 

The Cement Factory was an important part of the prosperous development of  20th century Sweden. In the mid 1970’s, competition stiffened and the site was deemed too small to be profitable in the long term. In 1979 the machinery stopped for the last time. Quite a few jobs disappeared, but since small businesses have been thriving in the area in increasing numbers after WW2, most of the workforce found new jobs over time. In just a few years after Cementa closed it’s doors, Paroc opened up manufacturing of stone based wool for insulation and is today the largest employer in Hällekis. Population dropped by about 30% from WW2 up to 1970, and has since stayed pretty much the same. The surrounding landscape including Kinnekulle and lake Vänern offers stunning scenery that show lots of trace of the historic importance of the land around Kinnekulle, including Swedens oldest functioning church Västerplana Kyrka and Husaby, where Swedens first christian king was christened and baptized.

The Factory That Was - Peter Lindberg Photography. Hällekis, Sweden

The Factory That Was – Peter Lindberg Photography

©Peter Lindberg Photography

Apr 292017
 

The Wasteland – Closer Than You Think

I personally enjoy visiting those abandoned spots in everyday society that has been forgotten or simply hangs there in limbo until suddenly the town or its owner remembers it and decides to do something about it. Until then, they are there for us to enjoy, let fantasy rip, use visually…

Wasteland - by Peter Lindberg

Den bortglömda Cementa-tomten i Hällekis. Skrotade maskiner från cementfabriken.

 

© Peter Lindberg 2008 #hällekis #sweden #kinnekulle #artsyfartsy #peterlindberg #peterlindberg photography

Jun 042012
 

For all their married life a couple lived here until it was time for the nursing-home. Time stood still.

The lost days

© Peter Lindberg 2012

Jan 122011
 

This house was occupied just months before, until the woman living there died of old age. The current owner, her son, grew up there. You could feel and smell peoples lives in there, in the wallpaper, the left behind curtains and furniture. The dated and degraded interior holds a melancholic beauty to them. When you read this it’s all gone. The house has been sold to be torn down and the plot used for a new, much more luxurious villa. Only had time for a few fast snaps. And now, soon, no-one will remember and the photos might be the only proof there was ever anyone living there.

Did the puzzle ever get laid?

What secrets does that sofa-bed hold?

Fall comes late this year...

The last dinner has been served. Kitchen window.

© Peter Lindberg 2010

Feb 112010
 

The abandoned road between the now demolished cement-factory in Hellekis (Hällekis) in Sweden, and the adjacent quarry about 2 km to the west. Here it crosses the railroad. Click for full view.

The Road to Nowhere

The Road To Nowhere..

© Peter Lindberg 2008

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