Exploring Lulea -The Morning

The latest in my series of posts about my recent holiday in Sweden.

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the next installment in my series of posts about my recent holiday in Sweden. I briefly interrupted the sequence of posts to respond to photographic challenge from a fellow blogger, but now the action returns to Lulea on the Gulf of Bothnia where I left it last time.

ENABLING PROPER EXPLORATION

Having had a decent night’s sleep and having a clear head I was able to plan this day, unlike its predecessor, to best effect. After checking out of the hotel my first port of call was the station to ask about stowing a bag there (my smaller bag contained stuff that I was determined to keep with me at all times). An enquiry elicited the information that the station building closed at 5PM, which meant that I could stow my heavier bag safely until then, after which the only practical option would be to await the arrival of the overnight train out on the platform. This still gave me plenty of time for a detailed exploration of the town.

THE START OF THE EXPLORATION

My heavier bag safely stowed I set off to the main shopping area to purchase food for the day from a supermarket I had identified the previous day. This done I then left the shopping area heading into an area of parkland. Even before entering the parkland I had added three photos to my burgeoning collection:

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An interesting frontage.
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A close-up of the device in the upper centre of this first picture.

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THE PARKLAND

Entering the parkland I was delighted to find that it was far more extensive than the first view had suggested. Here are some pictures from the first part of the walk through the parkland…

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Polar bear sculptures like these can be seen all around Lulea – this set is unusual for their being so many all in a line.

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The second part of the walk through the parkland area, which took me to the waterside, where I stayed for a considerable time featured this…

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The last point of interest before getting to the waterside was the County Governor’s Residence:

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THE WATERFRONT

Then I was at the water-front, and after a brief diversion heading towards maritime Lulea. Here are pictures  from the first part of the waterside section of my explorations:

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The ducks swimming around this model lighthouse make it obvious that though close this is not actually the sea.

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My final set of pictures ends with a pointer to the next post in this series…

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I had not previously seen seats like this (and have not seen any equivalent since then)

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This is the seat I sat on to eat my lunch.

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The subjects of this picture will also be the subjects of my next post in this series.

Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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