Month: December 2014

Cold afternoon walk

It was a lovely winter’s day. Only a few degrees below zero, no wind and a clear sky. I made a long walk around the ‘new’ district of Hammarby sjöstad. The area was almost deserted, there were only a few parents and toddlers, playing in […]


A singer-songwriter

At a unique and very small venue in Stockholm; the Folklore Center, I listened to a singer-songwriter from Gothenburg playing his songs. The place is run by Mr Izzy Young, a former New Yorker who, despite his name, is 85+. Torgny Sjöstedt, the artist, writes […]


Travel Theme: Minimalist

The colors disappear temporarily when winter arrives with ice and snow. What’s left is a grayscale, minimalist version where also the light seem to have gone on vacation. Ailsa’s Travel Theme of the week is Minimalist.      


WPC: Warmth

Preferably there should have been a better focus on their faces or the eyes, but it was too dark to catch this moment of parental care perfectly. (An alternative title of this post could be Motion Blur.) Warmth is this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme.


W P C: Yellow

A kitchen interior with a magnificent lamp from the seventies, and another, old fashioned lamp (lighting up the shortest night of the year on midsummer’s night) are my contributions for the WordPress Photo Challenge this week. The theme is Yellow.  



From my point of view, this winter’s first snowfall started yesterday afternoon. Big, soft snow flakes suddenly filled the air and made the kids on the street laugh. Around midnight, when I returned home, all was quiet, cold and dreamlike.

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Basement fish

A visit at Sweden’s largest aquarium store surprised me. In the basement of an ordinary block of flats in a suburb there was an impressive, crowded underwater world, run by very committed people. ( They have a comic strip of their own..! ) While my […]

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A block of flats

Nearly every day I pass by this monumental block of flats with its sharp balconies. I never noticed any life behind the curtains. The heavy architecture is a reminder of the 1970’s. The high-rise behind, completed in 1957, is an insurance company. It is still […]

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