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2008-02-22

giraffes unlimited

The Giraffe is a versatile motion picture and television crane. This is not one of those. It's a crane, decorated as giraffe. Close enough. So it's not a zoo and it's not much of a shipyard anymore. Whatever there is on Beckholmen ("the Pitch Islet"), it's part of our National City Park and it's time to pay another visit. Centuries of shipping activities on this island has left high concentrations of stuff like lead, quicksilver and even arsenic in the ground. Our friend Gerald covered the other angle of them cranes on his brief visit to Stockholm.
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Vad får man egentligen om man korsar en kamel och en giraff?
andra om stockholm beckholmen giraff

Beckholmen (map) 13 Jan 2008

5 comments:

Glenn Standish said...

Amazing photography of some simply amazing constructions! Fabulous! Greetings from TORUŃ DAILY PHOTO here in Poland!

oldmanlincoln said...

Construction scenes are hard to do well but you did it great.

Bernt Seipl said...

This is really good Per! We have been there during daytime too, but it was a long time ago. Remember ?

Ming the Merciless said...

Love this photo. It is a contemporary representation of a giraffe.

Per Stromsjo said...

Certainly a contemporary representation of a giraffe, Ming(tm)!

Bernt: I do remember and I think that was way back even before the pixels days. My guess would be May of 2005?

I suppose I should clarify my rather vague text. This is in fact an old shipyard and that very black thing in the foreground where I'm balancing the camera on the fence is a drydock.

Thanks all for commenting!

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