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

Jan 102012
 

Christmas-time is all about lucky lucky joy joy. But I don’t fell all that cheery. Darkness and stress. I rather take pictures of places like this than do x-mas shopping. Enjoy. Clickable image.

Cosy christmas lights...

© Peter Lindberg 2011

Feb 162010
 

My number one hobby is cars and racing cars. This picture is from a track-meet with Locost Sweden, a seven-escque replicas builders club. That means people that build cars that resemble the Lotus Super Seven sportscar that even competed in Formula-1 a few rounds, with suprisingly good results even though a total underdog when it comes to horsepower. Small, light and very quick through the corners. The most fun you can have on a slate of tarmac for less money than a Ariel Atom. This particular car belongs to Morty. Click on the image to see it large.

Morty throwing hos Seven around Kinnekulle Ring

© Peter Lindberg 2009

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Feb 122010
 

A midsummer night a few years ago (2006 I think) I could sleep so I took a walk.. and brought camera. This is the result. Click for full view.

Dreamy sky and grass

© Peter Lindberg 2006

Feb 122010
 

A little reminder. From Vinga, the island famous for its lighthouse. And “BAD” isn’t bad at all. It’s good, since it translates into “beach” more or less. Click for larger view!

Time for a dip... in 3-4 months?

© Peter Lindberg 2008

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

Feb 112010
 

Had this VW Bug in my garage for a while. A fix-up job before it being sold. A 1973 1303 LS Karmann cabriolet in very nice If I had the money I would have bought it myself and given it a few upgrades on the suspension and the engine would have been tuned for more hp. I hope it’s new owner takes good care of it! Clock the imgae to see it bigger!

VW Bug from 1973. Groovy.

© Peter Lindberg 2008

Feb 062010
 

This is my niece when she was 2,5 years old. The same summer that we all moved to our newly built double-house outside Gothenburg. Playing chase was the favourite thing then.  Click to see full size!

© Peter Lindberg 2005

Feb 052010
 

Play ball they say.. but who’s playing here? Lefkada, Greece 2009.

© Peter Lindberg 2009

Feb 052010
 

Slight decay makes this parkingdeck in Strömstad, Sweden interesting. I have a thing for beautiful decay and brutalistic buildings like this one. Click the image for full view.

© Peter Lindberg 2006

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