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Bayda, Libya

popular sport in Bayda, and one of the country's most successful football clubs, Alakhdhar, is based in the city. The largest sporting centre in Bayda is the Medina al-Riyadhia (Sports City). The complex is situated just north of the city centre, and houses the Al Bayda Stadium and athletics stadium, and the Slayman al Tharrat basketball stadium. Several matches of the 2009 FIBA Africa Championship were hosted at the arena. Judo and taekwondo are popular men's sports in Bayda. In recent


. These motorcycle races are considered the largest sporting events by crowd ever held in Sweden, as the events gathered up to 160.000 attenders http: landskrona 2009 06 17 saxtorps-storhetstid-faar http: Saxtorp%20Grand%20Prix.html Townscape The town's centre and buildings along the entrance streets generally consists of buildings with between two and seven floors. Some of the buildings may give an impression of the town being larger than it actually is. Landskrona was also relatively larger today compared with a century ago. After the First World War, the town didn't grow as fast as many other Swedish towns did. During "The Demolition Rampage Era", in Sweden a period between 1955 and 1975, when the word "old" in general ment "bad", in the context of architecture. Typically departement stores and parking houses replaced older buildings in town and city centres. Landskrona was relatively spared from this, but not entirely. Around "Rådhustorget", the ''Town Hall Square'' all but one building are build before Le Corbusier's Functionalism became popular. Most demolished buildings were low or of minor architectural value, but "Falcks hörna" (a block corner building with a rather unusual look) was considered a loss to the town in 1971. http: veckans hilding.htm Pictures existsts here http: veckans hilding.htm (last three pictures). As a fortified town, stone houses were early preferred instead of wooden houses. Hence few examples of traditional Danish and Scanian half-timbered houses exists. Apart from the Castle (the actual building at the Citadel (Landskrona Citadel)) and Sofia Albertina Church, other notable 19th-century or older buildings are "Rådhuset", the Town Hall, Landskrona Museum, the old Railway station building and the Theatre. By 1901 the town employed its first town architect, and much of the town's central parts, and buildings along the (partly former) entrance roads are characterized by the former town architechts ''Fredrik Sundbärg'' 1901-1913 http: hildingtxt 1976.htm and ''Frans Ekelund'' 1913-1949. http: fransekelund http: fop PM Arkitektur-i-Landskrona.aspx Sundberg created a number of monumental buildings like the old Water tower, the remarkable school "Tuppaskolan", the power station and a hot bathhouse (which though was demolated in the 1970s), as well as two large block of flats ''Falken'' and ''Gripen'', mainly intended for the working class. thumb Frans Ekelund restored this half-timbered building in the harbour of Landskrona. The building style is traditional for Scania, but in Landskrona there are few such buildings. Pure stone houses were preferred as the town was fortified. (File:Landskrona Harbour building restored by Frans Ekelund.JPG) Ekelund, who was a believer in "Trädgårdsstaden" or Garden City, created areas within for own homes whithin the town limits. Ralph Erskine (Ralph Erskine (architect)) created the row house area called "Esperanza" (Spanish for ''hope'') around 1970. In that year also the "UFO-inspired" new Water Tower was taken into operation. No real monumental building has been build since then. Not even the new railway station can be considered as a such building. Transport left thumb Landskrona railway station (File:Landskrona Station1.jpg) right thumb By the sea side. Danish Capital Copenhagen (File:Copenhagen From Landskrona.JPG) seen from Landskrona The town has a smaller passenger and car ferry connection to the island of Ven (Ven, Sweden), which departures 9 times every day during most of the year. During July and August this number is increased. http: index.php en tidtabell-och-priser In January 2001, a new railway station opened in Landskrona on the West Coast railway (West Coast Line (Sweden)) between Lund and Gothenburg along the Swedish west coast. This was very important for the town, since the old station was a terminal for southbound trains only. The new station is along the high-speed dual track railway line between Copenhagen and Helsingborg (where the high speed and dual tracks vanishes for almost 30 km). All local Pågatågen trains and inter-regional Øresundståg trains stop at the station. Weekdays 4-6 trains in each direction every hour. The connection between the new station and the city centre, "the Station Shuttle," has been operated with trolleybuses since autumn of 2003. The "shuttle" runs between the new railway station and the ferry terminal in the harbour. This includes 4-5 stops in between, and one of the bus stops are located at "''Rådhustorget''" or The Court Square, which with surrounding streets formes the town centre. It's a bit cheaper and not too discomfortable, to travel to Copenhagen also with northbound trains to Helsingborg and there transfer to the ferries to Elsinore (Helsingør), and then travel southbound again. The time this route takes depends on how long one has to wait for the ferry and train at Danish side, but as the ferries at the HH Ferry route departures every 15th minute in each direction, http: ~ media Scandlines ScandlinesSe Tidtabeller 14-0221_Tidtabell_HH_sep-dec_2014_2.ashx and the trains from Elsinore to Copenhagen departures every 20th minute, so such waiting times are usually low. A special ticket "Öresund Rundt" (''Around Øresund'') is the cheapest return ticket possible, except for daily commuters. (By autumn 2014 priced to 249 SEK. http: templates InformationPage.aspx?id 34381&epslanguage SV ) The ticket gives free local trafic in Copenhagen (zones 1,2 & 3) and is valid for two days. The only obstacle is that one has to use the bridge in one direction and the ferries the opposite way. right thumb The New Water Tower (File:Nya vattentornet, Landskrona.jpg) History of the Øresund trafic For many years, Landskrona was serviced by car ferries and other ships to and from Copenhagen. From 1951 to 1980 did the SL ferries operate the route between Port of Tuborg (Tuborg Havn) in northern Copenhagen and Landskrona. During a larger part of that period, also the ''Viking Bådene'' http: arkiv arkivalt.aspx?id 1135&tekst Temaer&standard J http: ferries danviking_1959.htm http: 2013 07 havnegade-i-kbh-og-frgerne.html http: dan_viking_1959.htm operated smaller passenger ships between the inner port of Copenhagen harbour. They were owned in Denmark 19 From around 1970 they were purchased by the Swedish ''Centrumlinjen'' but kept their name. The 1973 energy crisis eventually caused the end of this shipping line. http: centrumlinjens_historia.htm Between 1980 and 1984 different kind of ships och shipping lines offered at least summer time traffic to Copenhagen. And From 1985 Scarlett Line was formed, and once again sailed to Port of Tuborg (Tuborg Havn). From the spring of 1991 did Danish ''Vognmandsruten A S'' merge with Scarlett Line, maintained the established name and began to sail every hour. The new shipping line mainly was intended to live on transport of lorries. In the autumn of 1993 ''Vognmandsruten A S'' went bankrupt and this put an end to the car and lorry ferry traffic from Landskrona. However hydrofoilic speedboats ''Flygbåtarna AB'', which preaviously only had served passenger traffic in the southern part of Øresund, between Malmö and Copenhagen, now began to operate also from both Landskrona as well as from Helsingborg. Not until March 2002, almost tw years after the inauguration of the Øresund Bridge did ''Flygbåtarna AB'' threw in the towel. http: oresundsbron flygbatarna-var-ett-satt-att-leva http: ?p 116933 , last line covers Landskrona-Copenhagen as well Sports The following sports clubs are located in Landskrona: * Landskrona BoIS (association football) See also * List of Swedish wars * Ven, Sweden * List of cities with trolleybuses References WikiPedia:Landskrona Dmoz:Regional Europe Sweden Skåne County Localities Landskrona commons:Landskrona

Peace River, Alberta

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