Göta Canal (lock): Soundscape
Göta Kanal is a canal in Sweden that connects the Baltic Sea with Kattegat, and with that Skagerrak and eventually the North Sea. It goes through a large part of southern Sweden, from Gothenburg to Söderköping - about 614 kilometers whilst the canal itself is around 190 kilometers. It was built between 1810 and 1832 and was a very important trade route - until the railways were introduced. Today it is a popular tourist attraction for both swedes and people coming from abroad - with or without their own boats.
This is the soundscape of the environment around the lock at the Canal. It is usually a very quiet and tranquil town (apart from the train), and this is how the environment can sound during a normal day in the summer.
Photo and recording by Erik Pålsson.