TheSupercargo's photos with the eastindiaman

9 The heavy lighter

9 The heavy lighter
While we waited, this ship passed by. It's the (or one of?) Gothenburg Port's fuel lighters. For a lighter, it seemed pretty heavy in the water! I don't think it was on its way the the Gotheborg though, just passing by.
Added on June 27, 2007

8 The pilot

8 The pilot
The pilot's boat heading out to the Gotheborg.
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7 Kineserna

7 Kineserna
The newspaper says "The Chinese". I think the headline was "Kineserna heart Göteborg" (= The Chninese herat Gothenburg".
Added on June 27, 2007

6 Waiting in the Gothenburg Roads distance

6 Waiting in the Gothenburg Roads distance
The EastIndiaman waiting out at the entrance to the river (circled). This picture is taken from the same place and just after picture number 5 in this sequence, with no zoom at all.
Added on June 27, 2007

5 Waiting in the Gothenburg Roads max zoom

5 Waiting in the Gothenburg Roads max zoom
The EastIndiaman waiting out at the entrance to the river, beyond you can see the silhouette of Vinga, the lighthouse and former telegraph station that guards the entrance to Gothenburg. As you can see, there was practically no wind. This is taken with th…
Added on June 27, 2007

4 Waiting on Käringberget

4 Waiting on Käringberget
At the top of the hill, some took advantage of the shade, others were sunning themselves.
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3 Kommer hem = Coming home

3 Kommer hem = Coming home
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25 Falun Gong protest

25 Falun Gong protest
The celebrations for the return of the Gotheborg included a state visit by the President of China, which did not pass unnoticed. You have got to ask yourself how confident the Chinese government is in its position for it to persecute people who appear to…
Added on June 27, 2007

24 Flags in the town square

24 Flags in the town square
The celebrations for return of the Gotheborg included a state visit by the President of China. There was barely enough wind to lift the flags - I had to wait quite a while to get this shot!
Added on June 27, 2007

23 How they blocked the river mouth closer

23 How they blocked the river mouth closer
A closer look from the same point of view as the previous picture in the sequence.
Added on June 27, 2007

22 How they blocked the river mouth

22 How they blocked the river mouth
I took this photo from Klippan looking out of the river towards the sea. The flotilla of small boats and potential protestors against the Chinese President and his entorage who were coming to Gothenburg for the homecoming, were being kept at bay by the wa…
Added on June 27, 2007

21 Ärlan - a ferry

21 Ärlan - a ferry
This is one of the ferries which carry people and cars between the islands of the Gothenburg archipelago.
Added on June 27, 2007

20 In an exposed position

20 In an exposed position
Per-Erik is a canoeist. I asked if he wasn't tempted to be out on the water to welcome the Gotheborg. No, he said, too exposed. Later I took this picture of one woman who was prepared to risk it.
Added on June 27, 2007

2 Käringberget - the Götheborg in the distant haze

2 Käringberget - the Götheborg in the distant haze
The military area on Kärringberget ("Old Woman Mountain") is usually off limits to the general public, but was open today. A great viewing point.
Added on June 27, 2007

19 A wing with a view

19 A wing with a view
This guy had a good view!
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17 Flotilla - And the military

17 Flotilla - And the military
These boats followed the flotilla in, but then helped to block the river during the homecoming ceremony.
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16 Flotilla - Bohuslän and Färjan

16 Flotilla - Bohuslän and Färjan
More familiar faces.
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15 Passing in front of the container port

15 Passing in front of the container port
And behind the container port, Gothenburg's refinery ...
Added on June 27, 2007