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

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

Oct 202010
 

This driver had a hard time deciding which route to take. No-one was hurt apart from the hedge and a cypress tree.

Uhu.. what about the brakes?

©Peter Lindberg 2010

Feb 162010
 

Another shot from the Black Badger Advanced Composites-shoot for FashionFriend.se. Dampened the colors in order to achieve the feel I was after.. pale. Models were Anette H. and Herman Engdahl. MUA Martina G.

Anette & Herman for Black Badger Advanced Composites

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© Peter Lindberg 2009

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 092010
 

This image is from a shoot with Black Badger Advanced Composites for fashionfriend.se. BBAC isn’t into weapons manufacturing or even the racing-trade. No, BBAC makes gems and jewelery from composite materials and exotic metals. This particular picture shows a few of hos rings. And with his I mean James Thompson’s, the owner and designer of BBAC. Model is Herman Engdahl and MUA is Martina G. Click for a bigger version of the picture.

Protection

© 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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