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New York – Streetphotos in bw

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About a year ago I started to get interested in streetphotopgrahy and documentary photography. Recently I bought the book Streetphotography (Bättre bilder/ Streetfoto) by Eric Kim and it is just great – it gives you lots of advice about what to think about while taking streetphotos. This is a selection of photos in bw from my trip to New York. Above: Central Station

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Columbus circle

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Brooklyn bridge

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Central Park

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Chinatown

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New York Public Library

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Battery Park

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Brooklyn

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Bokmässan i bilder / Göteborg Book Fair 2013

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The Gothenburg Book Fair (also known as Göteborg Book Fair, Bok & Bibliotek, Bok- och biblioteksmässan or Bokmässan) is an annual event held in Gothenburg, sweden since 1985. It started primarily as a trade fair (for librarians and teachers), but is now the biggest literary festival in Scandinavia.

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Swedish rap artist Petter and finnish author Merete Mazzarella talking about how to write an autobiography and why the reading is important.

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Swedish author Jonas Gardell talking about his book triology ‘Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves’ (Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar)

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Lill-Babs (well-known swedish singer) talking about her new book with journalist Lotta Bromé.

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Sanna Ehdin Anandala, author of several health books, with her new novel ‘Guldburen’

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Swedish author Agneta Sjödin signing books

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Swedish artist Thomas di Leva

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Swedish songwriter and guitarist Janne Schaffer

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Martin Schibbye, reporter (to the left in black), and Johan Persson (to the right, in blue) photographer.

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Swedish historian and author Edward Bloom presented his new book “Allting gott och alldeles för mycket”.

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Swedish author GW Persson.

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Olof Röhlander (coach) and journalist Rickard Olsson in a funny live Pod-casting

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Swedish author David Lagercrantz talking about how to write Zlatans Ibrahimovich’s autobiography

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Finish author Merete Mazzarella talking to the audience about how to write an autobiography.

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Gotland

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This post is about Gotland, the largest island in Sweden that has fantastic nature as well as many cultural places to explore.

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Hoburgen, at the southernmost tip of the island, where the road ends. Here you can see the famous sea-stack ‘Hoburgsgubben’.

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This is from Kutens bensin, at Fårö

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From Visby “city of roses and ruins”

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For more photos and facts about Gotland, please visit my new blog http://resereportage.wordpress.com

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Streetphotos from Stockholm (III)

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Here are a few more photos, that I forgot to show you earlier. Above the non violence symbol, near Hötorget in Stockholm.
And below, Sergels torg, with a man standing in the front of the ‘Kulturhuset’ (Culture house with theater, library and much more…)

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Three girls relaxing and listening to music…

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Outside the Nationalmuseum.

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Nybrokajen

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Drottninggatans Bok & Bild is a nice bookshop that I visit now and then.

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Stadsmissionen.

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Stockholms ‘Hop on, hop off’  red buses is a way for tourists to see the city. You can see the big theater Dramaten behind the bus, to the left.

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Women standing in front of the Åhléns house, talking or reading on their cell-phones…

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Bicyclist in front of the Royal Castle on Skeppsbron.

Views around Vättern I

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These photos are from certain places around the lake Vättern in Sweden. From June, 2013.  Above:  Askersund

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Östergötland

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Gränna

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Jönköping – The wind caught her hair…

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… Hjo – a nice touristplace at summer. Lot’s of old beautiful houses too.

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Taberg – Beautiful mountain view and green medicine

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Recently I visited ‘Taberg’ in Småland.
Carl von Linné, the father of plants, named Taberg “the miracle in Småland”.
Not only that you can see almost all of Småland from the top, or rather 70 kilometers in all directions when the weather permits it, but on the sun warm south east side of the mountain you’ll find vegetation from the Alps in Europe — and if you look closer on the Hotel Taberg, it’s unavoidable to miss the link to the Alps. It’s of course here the town has settled.

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A nice view with a golden chain-tree

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This day it was a bit stormy and cold, but still worth a visit! I meet some more tourists on the top.

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You can find out more about  Taberg on: http://www.taberg.info/engelska/

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I also visited ‘Hovslätts hembygdsgård och kvarndamm‘  in Hovslätt near Taberg.

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Hovslätt Homestead

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… and the beautiful waterfall…

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… just like green medicine.  Don’t miss if you plan to go to Småland and Sweden.

For more posts about travel, you can look at my new blog resereportage.wordpress.com

Stockholm II – Old town and Skeppsholmen

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This is my second post from Stockholm, Sweden. The first photos is from Gamla Stan. Enjoy!

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The beautiful walls and windows.

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‘Gamla Stans Livs’

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Lot’s of small art store’s

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The boat ‘Riddarholmen’

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Tourists on the bridge

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The Royal Palace

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The little island ‘Skeppsholmen’ with the ship ‘Af Chapman’ – a hostel and restaurant

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Tourists relaxing on board Af Chapman and enjoying the view.

Old town, Stockholm

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Recently I made a trip to Stockholm (Sweden). It was a warm and sunny day that I enjoyed very much.

I took so many photo’s that I decided im gonna do more than one post about the city. So this first one is about the Old Town (Gamla stan) – the old part of Stockholm.

Although – I started with a stop at the amazing St Clara church (photo above) which is not a part of the Old town. It’s a very nice old church and worth a visit.
It’s located in the centre of the city – very close to Drottninggatan and Sergels torg. A choir held a concert in the meantime I was there, fantastic voices and beautiful
with all the candles.

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This is taken from a bridge before you enter Rosenbad and Gamla stan. You can see the Royal Opera in the middle of
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This is in the Old Town. Warm and sunny day so many people, including myself, enjoyed an ice cream in the shadow and dreaming, perhaps…

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Lord Nelson Hotel in Västerlånggatan

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The beautiful little square

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To be continued…

Photos from Gothenburg III (updated with more photos)

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Some more photos from Gothenburg, this time in color.  Have a nice weekend!

Pic above; Boats on Göta Älv and below; beautiful Slottsskogen – so green this time of the year.

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The Botanical Garden

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Many cyclist on Vasagatan

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I like the architecture and the lovely stairs

 

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Draken – Meeting place, cinema and more… (near Järntorget)

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Järntorget with the beautiful cherryblossom trees

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Andra Långgatan with nice little boutiqes, cafées, second hand shops and more.

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Kommersen – vintage “loppis” (as we say in Sweden…) in Majorna

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Beautiful Linnégatan

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Delicious strawberries in Haga!

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The architectural masterpiece “Kuggen” in Lindholmen, Gbg

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Lindholmen

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A café called Ättestupan, on Hisingen…Something you don’t want to go thru.

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Landalas fruitmarket

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Magnolia!

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Old Saab in Nordstan…

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…new Ferrari on Linnégatan

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“Im tired, get me something to drink”…

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