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May 23: Malmö – Gamla Staden

Once the sun set, it was time to make my way back to Centralstation to start on the next leg of the journey. I departed from Malmöhus the way I came, through Kungsparken, but then crossed over onto Västergatan, an interior street of the old city, in order to get a brief taste of the city's fabric.

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This cascade of buildings in the middle distance, despite its wild variety of styles, has to my eye a notable uniformity of massing and scale, not to mention that the late sun was giving them a unifying wash of peach-colored light.

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A peek over at the Hogskolan tower.

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Are those second-floor windows mirrors, or is that building hollow and roofless ???

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Crepuscular crow (I think).

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A pleasing diversity of forms and colors down Västergatan.

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I really like the contrast between matte and glossy bricks on this building, along with the color contrast; it adds an unusual and lovely emphasis to the arches. Of course, this was not the first time I'd seen matte and glossy bricks together.

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A wider but still framed view of Hogskolan.

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Well this is a pretty cool little display to happen upon.

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Last sun on the south side of the street.

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Some sweet Jugend with a hint of sun.

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Would you like cirrus puffs with your spires, madame? Oh quite! How can I refuse!

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This is Stortorget, the main square of the old city. At left, on the eastern edge of the square, is Rådhuset, the old town hall. Check out those oldskool mural ads on the building beyond.

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Looking southwest across Stortorget.

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A block away from Stortorget: the main tower of Petrikyrkan, a Gothic church, the building of which was started in the 14th century but which, like many medieval churches and cathedrals, has had a storied construction history since then.

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Remember what I said about BARcelona?

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A nice wash of cirrus lighting up the view from the bridge (Petribron) over Östra Hamnkanalen that led back to the Centralstation. Note that the sun's azimuth here is pretty much due northwest.

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And a meteoric contrail, over one last view of Hogskolan.

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Time to get to Berlin Hbf! Wait, isn't there a sea in the way???