I am rarely down town, even though I live and work near Stockholm city. This Christmas and New Year I had a little longer leave. It has been a wonderful vacation! I even had the opportunity "to do the town". Me and my lovely sweetheart had lunch at Medelhavsmuseet, the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern … Continue reading Doing Stockholm!
In the autumn it is easy to feel sadness, yet many people like the autumn. Nature changes color and the air becomes cold and clear. It gets dark in the evenings and you can crawl up on the couch under a blanket, and light candles. It's cozy! Even if you have everything important in life, … Continue reading Autumn Melancholy!
You can reach nature in the Stockholm archipelago in many different ways. One is to hitchhike with a boat owner. When sailing, the journey often becomes the most important part of the destination. While going by motorboat, I have learned that the journey itself becomes less important for the overall experience. It is fun to … Continue reading There are many paths to the goal!
Last Friday, in Sweden we celebrated Midsummer Eve. It is an important feast that some people think would be Sweden's national day. It is celebrated on the night before Midsummer Day which used to be on June 24. Since 1953 it falls on a Saturday between June 20 and June 26. It is perhaps a … Continue reading Midsummer mystique!
The need for shopping malls in the Stockholm area is met, the need for housing is not. In 1995, the situation was quite different when a large car sales firm's premises were transformed into Stinsen's shopping center. It was even expanded and reopened in 2009, and the trade flourished. Now, all but a few shops … Continue reading New times, new needs!
Vi har vår i luften! Solen skiner och det är 8 plusgrader ute. Det håller inte att sitta inne och jag har ju sagt att det är dags igen att komma igen. Jag tog med kameran på dagens promenad, i fall där skulle finnas en bild. Jag drogs mot Edsviken. Där har jag min hemmahamn. … Continue reading Var har ni er? – Where do you have yours?
Det var antagligen inte det han tänkte sig Carl Gustaf Wrangel när han lät bygga Skokloster för 342 år sedan, att där skulle vara julmarknad. Men, nu var det så den första advent, en liten mysig julmarknad med mest hantverk och delikatesser. Jag köpte utsökta ostar av komjölk, getmjölk och med mögel! Kaféet i gamla … Continue reading Det blir inte alltid som man tänkt sig! – Sometimes you get disappointed!