And then the snow came

Posted on December 6, 2010

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Last week the wordpress feature of snowfall kicked in again.

It did the same in real life. The whole town looks like a Christmas card. This time I’ve focused on sculptures, and especially sculptures that look significantly different when covered in snow.

First: My favourite, all categories. I can’t find an English word matching “bältespännare” but the statue depicts two gladiators locked together by their belts. (Literal translation: those strapped together by their belts.) Suggestions anyone?

Bältespännarna av Johan Peter Molin.

"Spartacus: Blood and Snow" ("Bältespännaregruppen" by Johan Peter Molin.)

The rest, I’m afraid, are lions. There’s a lot of lion sculptures in this town. This town is far from the natural habitat of a lion. This first one is posted, with a twin, by the entrance to Röhsska (eg The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts). And the next one guards, also with a twin, the entrance to the main building of the university.

The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts

Guardian lion number one. Not really a lion. Really a Chinese Fuh-dog.

Lejon utanför GU:s huvudbyggnad.

Guardian lion two.

Last but not least are creatures you might recognize from here. Whatever mythological world they come from I find it hard to believe they naturally have icicles from their teeth.

Kurs- och tidningsbiblioteket

These babes guard the library. Or at least the library lamp posts.

That’s all for today, folks!

Tomorrow will bring the Swedish text to this post, along with a little snowy playlist.

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