Ailsa’s Travel theme of this week is Merchandise. I chose these images from an amazing jewellery store in the Turkish village Göçek. Since my first visit five years ago the shop expanded several times and is now a treasury containing loads of silver, compound turquoise, enamel and brass. Though I …Continue Reading
Children playing outdoors in the city are rare, and when they do, they might look a bit lost. Kids here live well organized lives at school and daycare, and they are often transported there by car or stroller. Their parents normally appear to be occupied with something else; often talking …Continue Reading
Back in Sweden after a hot and sunny vacation: Early morning in Göteborg. There is lovely sunshine and intense light when I wake up, and a few minutes later the clouds suddenly burst into heavy rain. Göteborg indeed is a rainy place, but when I return to Stockholm in the …Continue Reading
We made a gastronomic discovery the other day. Initially there was a whole bread floating in the sea, close to our yacht. The fish consumed it rapidly. A minute later, we spotted a beautiful Turkish tomato in the same direction. And after a while, one of the crew members found …Continue Reading
I’m in Turkey again. Back on the sailing yacht outside the Lycean coast, which is wonderful! Before leaving Stockholm, I had a busy time. Now I’m finally on vacation, and will be for some time. I will try to share some impressions during the trip. Today we were lucky to …Continue Reading
For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge “Contrast” I picked a few images from last weekend. Some deer relaxing on a cool sunday afternoon, when hardly anyone visited the small zoo. All was peace and quiet, except for a peacock’s yelling in the background. The deer really didn’t seem to care. …Continue Reading
Saturday afternoon meant a trip by bicycle to visit a couple of friends, living on the top floor with a magnificent view over the southern suburbs of Stockholm. I had some great photo opportunities while the sun was setting and the hot-air balloons slowly moved along the horizon. The sensation …Continue Reading
Latterly, in terms of blogging, I’ve been introverted. Not only that I have had time for reflection. There was also a period of intense socializing, the purchase of a new, advanced camera and finally a hard disc collapse… It all made me stay away from the blog for a while. …Continue Reading
What I like most about life in the city is that there are constantly people moving. In the suburb where I stay it is usually very quiet at night. For the WordPress Photo Challenge of this week; On the move, I chose some nocturnal photos. (Look here for another post …Continue Reading
Unlike the hare, the rabbit is not a part of the normal Swedish fauna. However, in the 1980’s, some tame rabbits started spreading in a Stockholm suburb. They managed to survive even the harsh winter climate, probably by people feeding them. Twenty years later, there were rabbits in parks and …Continue Reading
An intense one-night-festival took place in Stockholm last Saturday. The purpose was to show the rich cultural life of the city. Overwhelmed by the huge programme in venues all over town I choose a few events: A boys’ choir, singing Vivaldi in the German Church, a hiphop group in the …Continue Reading
About half an hour by bike from the place where I stay there is a popular residential area, built over the last 20 years, called Hammarby Sjöstad. There are 11.000 apartments – homes for about 25.000 people. The district is situated close to the waterfront, and it seems like the architects …Continue Reading
Yesterday at noon it was sunny and clear. I left my suburb with the bike to do some shopping and go to the gym. The city was full of strolling Stockholmers. There were also quite a few Russian- and italian-speaking tourists (with frequently used cameras) leaving traces of expensive perfume …Continue Reading
About two years ago, I visited an exhibition at the Medelhavsmuséet (The Mediterrenean museum) in Stockholm. I was amazed by the strong, vibrant colours of those faces and bodies from ancient times. I learned that originally they were all painted – not white, as we are used to see them. …Continue Reading
At night, the dirty highway junctions look beautiful, light up and shimmering like metal. In spite of drizzle, biking towards home in solitude may be a pleasant sensation. The WordPress weekly photo challenge is Reflections. There are numerous posts containing reflections in this blog. To see some of them, I …Continue Reading
During a walk yesterday I found some strange plants. At first I thought the red bulbs under the old leaves were half burried fruits. A little further away there were two more developed plants. Their flesh pink folds looked somehow indecent on the dark soil. Ailsa’s travel theme this week …Continue Reading
The past week meant vacation for many children in Sweden, and Stockholm was filled with visiting families. The city is often considered beautiful, but in fact, one of the of the first impressions when you step out of the Stockholm Central Station is an overwhelming greyness and brutal architecture. The …Continue Reading
In the evening, when the workers are gone, the Slaughterhouse district becomes deserted. The construction site next to it is also abandoned during night time. Public places designed for large numbers of people automatically seem to become horrifying playgrounds for the imagination when nobody is around. Or perhaps we’ve only …Continue Reading
People around me talk intensely about how much they they work, but our children have only vague ideas about what the parents actually do for a living. What does an economic analyst do at work? Or a human resources specialist? Or a project manager? I have problems understanding it myself. …Continue Reading
The colour orange becomes increasingly popular in Swedish homes. Last time we used it must have been in the 70’s, because in the 80’s there was apricot, and in the 90’s yellow… In the last decade we’ve mostly seen coffee related colours, i e beige. You can find a former post …Continue Reading
After a heavy snowfall, the environmental acoustics change remarkably. Suddenly, the sounds are soft or almost non-existing. My evening walk to the grocery store is dreamlike. On my way home I look for a hare or a deer in this fairy tale world, but all I see is the red …Continue Reading
Over the last years I have seen a growing number of dressed public statues, especially during winter. People seem to love putting mittens, scarves and caps on half naked bronze girls or completely naked swans. When I recently visited a hospital, even the sculpture group in the entrance hall had …Continue Reading
The huge arena was completed and inaugurated in july 2013, with a capacity of 40.000 spectators. It is situated very close to the city, in the suburb where I stay. I normally pass by it every day, either by bike or walking, feeling diminished. The exterior of the stadium illuminates …Continue Reading
On my walk across the Skanstull’s Bridge the other day it was all foggy and humid, and totally grey. I was overwhelmed by the ambience; all colours were gone. The people looked small and lonely. I took a number of photos on the bridge. When editing my photos later, I …Continue Reading
In december, shop windows and interiors tell us endless fairy tales about Being Together. Joy, glamour and affinity – it is all there, to be consumed. And I do enjoy to arrange parties, dress up, invite lots of people. I really like beautifully laid tables and sparkling glass. But to bring …Continue Reading
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