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Commons under threat worldwide

The pleasure of an international gathering about commons is to discover that our English and Welsh commons are just a small (though vital) part of a very big picture.  Commons are global—land, water, air, knowledge—and boundless.  But the common denominator is … Continue reading

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Found in translation

I have only just got around to translating (with computer aids) the words on a memorial stone which I photographed at Vindeln, Sweden, last September.   The translation is (roughly): ‘In memory of local volunteers who actively contributed to the government’s announcement, … Continue reading

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Birch-tree town

Umeå in Sweden is known as Björkarnas Stad, the City of Birches.  In June 1888 the eastern part of the city was devastated by fire and in the restoration which followed, silver birch trees were planted along the avenues, apparently … Continue reading

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