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The most beautiful cinemagraphs of Stockholm University Campus

Okay I do have a little something to admit… I took these about two months ago. Not that you need an magnifying glass to figure that out,  Autumn has clearly packed its leaves and flown to lower places, but the editing process of these cinemagraphs has been a little bit of a struggle. If you’re new to cinemagraphs (yeay, that makes two of us), they are a mix between a still photo and a video, so slightly different from a ‘usual’ gif (although strictly speaking it is the same format).

Stockholm University Campus is situated in an urban national park, so it was the ultimate location to give it a first try. There’s lots to improve, but enjoy the trial 🙂 I gave myself the honour of crowning them the most beautiful ones, as to my notion, they are still the only ones, hihi. Also, no need to squint your eyes, you can click on any picture to see it enlarged and find the little moving elements!

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The Pink House – definitely one of the cutest of all buildings on campus 🙂

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The bunnies! – My favourite moving targets, they’re EVERYWHERE!

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Geographers are pretty lucky basterds with these colourful trees as their library view!
(Anyone is welcome though, I sneak in there all the time)

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Brunnsviken lake – the perfect trail for an Autumn walk.
(Hint: mind the falling leaves and the waving flag)

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 …. or a cycle trip.

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Albano Campus – a little hub of campus buildings just on the other side of the lake.

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Hope you enjoyed, and, don’t forget to give it a like if you did 🙂

Puss och kram,

Elke

Beautiful Gothenburg: meet Lindohlmen Science Park, a pearl of innovation

Today, I would like to talk about an area of Gothenburg where I’m used to go most of the time during the week. I’m currently studying a two-year Master Programme in Communication at the University of Gothenburg, but I attend my classes in buildings belonging to the other important university of the city, Chalmers University of Technology. How is that possible? Well, my Department is the one of Applied IT, which is part of both GU (University of Gothenburg) and Chalmers.

Anyway, you are still wondering: okay, got it, but where and what is the area you were going to talk about?

And you’re completely right!

From Stenpiren, a pier and a hub of public transportation, I catch the ferry, line 286 Älvsnabbare (it’s for free – great to know if you’re a student, and you can also bring your bike with you!) and…

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Photo taken by www.goteborg.com

Here we are. A small trip lasting few minutes. I stop at Lindholmspiren, the relative pier of the district called Lindholmen (oh… finally you got it!), located in the island of Hisingen.

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The view from the pier is so nice, especially in sunny days!

The first thing you notice arriving there, it’s such a stunning office building called Kuggen: you see so many colours but, at the same time, the one that keeps all together is the green one – by saying that, I mean that this is a green building, as a low energy consumption is one of its main characteristics.

A wonderful picture taken by Andrés

Kuggen is one of the architectural beauties which constitute Lindohlmen Science Park. An area that keeps on developing, and it is estimated that 30.000 people will study and/or work there by 2020. Business, research, work and study: these pillars make Lindholmen full of life and put Gothenburg on a privileged level.

Kuggen is connected by a walkway to one of the buildings that are part of the Campus Lindholmen – and you can clearly spot it, as you get off the ferry. The building is called Jupiter, not so far from the building where my Department is – House Patricia (it’s amazing, you can find also a kitchen for students and study areas such as small rooms and class rooms, along with many other services).

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So, Campus Lindholmen includes Chalmers University, as well as the University of Gothenburg, some high schools and a polytechnic – students, researchers and teachers represent part of the current 21.000 people filling the area.

The Campus, in turn, is part of the already mentioned Lindholmen Science Park – the global area which encompasses also the SVT (Sveriges Television – Swedish Television) and many premises that host business people and researchers. The aim of this Park is to “establish a unique arena for collaboration on development and research”.

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Photo taken by http://mediaarena.lindholmen.se/

So… what are you waiting for? Come, visit and experience this beautiful area of Gothenburg!