Thursday, June 15th, 2006:
Speaker's Corner in Helsingborg
Most people have heard of Speaker's Corner in London. For those who haven't, it's located in the northeast corner of Hyde Park in central London, not far from Marble Arch tube station. Many influential and famous people have spoken there, including Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin (of Russia's politcal past), the Suffragettes (of David Bowie's song, "Suffragette City"), and George Orwell (who wrote 1984, which was inspired by the song by David Bowie, off his great "Diamond Dogs" album).
So you get the idea; this is a famous place. And I like early-Bowie stuff.
It's a pretty awesome sight to see. It's located on a busy square, where you can find a few good vegetable stalls, and a fish van that's there on weekdays (but don't try to buy anything after 5:00 p.m. when they're closing; they can get quite rude). It's just across the square - on the other side of the church - from where the now-famous A-Team hang out.
Best of all, it's right in front of AGs, which is definitely one one the finest purveyors of basic foodstuffs for metres around.
inspirational masterpiece of public speaking podium craftsmanship:
What is this doing there? I think that a representative from the Swedish government should come down here and stand on this monstrous thing to do some explaining. That's what I think.