Month: February 2014

Greyness

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 […]

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Abandoned

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 […]

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Work

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 […]

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Orange

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 […]

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(Purple) Romance

For Ailsa’s Travel theme Romance, I chose some new and older purple pictures. The first image is the cover of a package of bedspread that I found in a luxurious interior shop in Turkey.

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Treasure

A beloved friend, enjoying a blooming avenue of elm trees at sunset, is truly a treasure –  this week’s theme of the WordPress Photo Challenge.

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Selfie

Selfie is the theme of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. As an art student, I drew and painted a vast number of self-portraits. It was a way of learning about myself, while practicing my skills. Then I started using a camera, and over the years […]

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A silent night

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 […]

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Dressed

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 […]

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Dry

Different views, different apartments, different years. But the same life and the same enthusiasm for shooting flowers, especially withered.  Ailsa’s travel theme of the week is Dry.

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