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2008-10-03

still, life goes on

photo: Johan Bryggare

Swedish central bank - the Riksbank - chief Stefan Ingves: “What is happening now has not come as a bolt from the blue. The financial turbulence has now been under way for more than a year. We have constantly monitored developments.”

Outside the Riksbank at Brunkebergstorg a man is taking a break in a sunny spell. High and low, large and small. Life must go on.

Brunkebergstorg (map) 25 September 2008 | others bloggar

7 comments:

Halcyon said...

Love the architecture. The man sitting there in the window frame is perfect.

I am sick of hearing about the financial crisis and the upcoming elections though. Any other topics of conversation are welcome! :)

Carrie Flicka said...

The picture is great but it brings a question to my mind. How does the world see America right now? I can't even imagine. Maybe I don't want to know...

Per Stromsjo said...

This shot pretty much sums up the most recent weeks, Johan. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie Flicka: That's obviously a very broad issue. I imagine you're referring to "just" the US, still a very large country with great diversity. You would get different answers from different people but I'd suggest that you have a lot to be proud of and there are things which really need improving. Your vibrant political process and bipartisan leadership is something we could learn a thing or two from. As far as the economy goes, it has developed through crisis before and so it will again.

babooshka said...

It is the same here, all talk but little action. The image is so striking the interplay and light and shade. I am often drawn to your shots in the portal, and then sicover it;s the same photographer.

Laurie said...

This is exceptional and it speaks volumes about our current state of financial limbo. Beautiful photo.

JM said...

Great shot! I really like the bank wall.

Bernt Seipl said...

This is so powerful. Congrats to a nice pic.

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