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Wall celebrating Bohuslän inaugurated at Göteborg Landvetter

2013-06-17, kl. 13:36

The television station CNN recently named Bohuslän one of the ten last great wilderness areas in the world. Göteborg Landvetter Airport is now inaugurating a wall installation celebrating Bohuslän which will greet all visitors to the region. It is also a way of saying welcome home to all travellers from western Sweden, who are met by a traditional wooden “liar's bench”, classic blue-and-white porcelain plates or the sound of seagulls and the ocean.

Over the past year, a number of different installations have been inaugurated at Göteborg Landvetter – wall art in collaboration with the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, the Hall of Planes for anyone interested in aircraft – and now it is time to celebrate Bohuslän. Many people have already discovered the pride of western Sweden. When the television station CNN recently ranked Bohuslän among the most beautiful wilderness areas in the world, it was a minor sensation having it place tenth on the list.

The Bohuslän installation was created by Charlotte Sandberg and consists of a large wall with two windows through which one sees a view of cliffs and the ocean. Blue-and-white porcelain plates symbolising classic Bohuslän decorate the wall, but with modern features. The recipe for the cookies that are an obligatory part of the Bohuslän coffee break is QR-coded. The classic wooden “liar's benches” are bathed in sound, recreating the feeling of sitting by the sea and hearing the cry of seagulls and the waves rolling in.

“The Bohuslän wall represents a mixture of freedom, beauty, time spent with others, granite cliffs, the sea and calm. Our passengers get a visual experience while learning about our region. The airport is the first thing international visitors see so we have created a place that generates curiosity about Bohuslän. At the same time, we want to say welcome home to our passengers from western Sweden,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.