Sakura ~ Cherryblossom in Kungsträdgården

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Last Saturday it was Sakura – Körsbärsblommans dag – blooming cherry blossom trees in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm. It was very beautiful and I enjoyed this event where many people gathered.  Here are some photos from that day.

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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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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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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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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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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
the photo.

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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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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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the Year 2012 in photos

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January – Snow but beautiful weather (Arboga river)

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FebruaryIn Sweden we have a tradition to eat “Semla” – it’s a ‘fastlagsbulle’ a traditional sweet roll made in various forms.
It consists of a cardamom-spiced wheat bun and is filled with a mix of the scooped-out bread crumbs, milk and almond paste, topped with whipped cream.

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Mars – This is from the Swanlake ‘Tysslingen’ near Örebro, Sweden. Thousands of Swans (and other birds) gather every year.

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April – This is form my hometown Arboga, the old part of town.

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MayFields of gold, the smell of summer…

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June – In Sweden we celebrate our Nationalday in June (and midsummer also). The two pics above is from ‘Slottsskogen’ in Gothenburg…

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… and this is from the Cactus exhibition in Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

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JulyI visited Smögen in July, a beautiful summertown. It’s located in the westcost area of Sweden.

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August – I visited Gothenburg Culture festival with lot’s of music, art, food and events during one week. I also visited Vadstena which is an
old beautiful small town with monastery’s and a big famous castle. The pic above is from Vadstena.

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September – I spend a lot of time in the woods in Västmanland and it was great!

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October – I spend a lot of time taking pictures of the beautiful colorful nature!

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November – Outside was grey and cold so I spend much time indoors painting and writing.
Above a flowerpot.

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December – In december we had so much snow in Sweden. This pic is from Huskvarna.

Streetpics from Gothenburg

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Here are a few streetphotos that I took when I visited Gothenburg (south of Sweden) in December.
Above: Gustaf Adolfs torg (marketplace)

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‘Kronhusbodarna‘ – Beautiful old houses with handmade art and chocolate.

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Above: Haga – city district with picturesque wooden houses, 19th century-atmosphere and cafés.

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