I had my chance to take this great steel ball outside SKF’s headquarters a week ago. The school where I teach every Wednesday is close to SKF and incidentally, hubby drives some of the heads of the company more often. When he picked up one head person that day, he asked me to come along so I wouldn’t need to take the bus home. But he said it would take some time because he’d drive the other head person to the airport and he told me to get inside the building to wait for him. On my way to the building, I saw this huge ball which I thought it was made of glass. It was cold that day but I managed to take pictures of it with my phone camera. I could feel my hand froze afterwards because I took off my gloves to have a good grip of my phone. I love the astonishing blue color from the lights that reflected onto ball.
SKF (Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB) manufactures ball bearings, seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, mechatronics products and more. Founded in 1907, it has become the largest bearing manufacturer in the world. Those who are in electrical business, aircraft and other transport services must be familiar with SKF. I, on the other hand, was not aware of anything SKF before, though hubby said he saw SKF signs in a construction premises in my hometown.
You can actually see me in the ball if you look closely, lol!. And it looks like Gothenburg is in the ball, too.
hans@ mobil keluarga ideal terbaik indonesia says
you’ve nice picture mrs.marlene, and skf i think only has in your hometown
Thank you for your comment, Hans and welcome to Lemback Blog. SKF is operating worldwide, I think. Btw, I should ask my Indonesian friend to interpret your blog to me. 🙂
ryan@ poker training says
Those are a few great pictures of the giant ball!
I would think that artwork would be particularly blinding when the sun is coming up!
Oh, I didn’t think about that. I should ask hubby since he’s in this area more often even in summertime.
Filipino Recipes says
Great ball! I wonder if this one can be use as a disco ball? just kidding. Awesome pic Marlene, even in the midst of cold weather, you took a good shot of it.
You thought of it as a disco call, but I thought it’s as good as a Christmas decor, hanging in a christmas tree, lol!
Ule@ipod touch 3rd generation says
wow its beautiful, how huge is that ball ?
I don’t know the exact size of the ball but it’s not that huge. 🙂
Paul/ Entertainment tonight says
Ang ganda naman ng bolan iyan saka yung pagkakakuha mo.
Aww, tenk yu! (wink, wink)…
bare root says
Wow! Its looking like a magic ball that a magician has i his hand. Gleaming and showing all the front face of awesome headquarter building. Lovely to watch, great creation really..
Hahaa, really? Oh, I do like how the surrounding reflects in the ball. Thank you.