To be seen to be done
The other day I was walking in Visby, on the small Swedish island of Gotland. Driving past were cars that came on the ferry: their owners bringing their mobility with them. I had phone signal, the island is connected to the rest of the world. This was once a Hanseatic town, part of an important trade network. But it was also remote, a rocky outpost in the Baltic. As well as maritime trade, the island’s situation and landscape lent itself to herding, reflected in the ram as Gotland’s symbol. Today, there are statues of rams around the town that also serve as benches.
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