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.
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.
Swedish rap artist Petter and finnish author Merete Mazzarella talking about how to write an autobiography and why the reading is important.
Swedish author Jonas Gardell talking about his book triology ‘Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves’ (Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar)
Lill-Babs (well-known swedish singer) talking about her new book with journalist Lotta Bromé.
Swedish author Agneta Sjödin signing books
Swedish artist Thomas di Leva
Swedish songwriter and guitarist Janne Schaffer
Martin Schibbye, reporter (to the left in black), and Johan Persson (to the right, in blue) photographer.
Swedish historian and author Edward Bloom presented his new book “Allting gott och alldeles för mycket”.
Swedish author GW Persson.
Olof Röhlander (coach) and journalist Rickard Olsson in a funny live Pod-casting
Swedish author David Lagercrantz talking about how to write Zlatans Ibrahimovich’s autobiography
Finish author Merete Mazzarella talking to the audience about how to write an autobiography.
Photos from the west coast archipelago, above: Fotö.
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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.
Hoburgen, at the southernmost tip of the island, where the road ends. Here you can see the famous sea-stack ‘Hoburgsgubben’.
This is from Kutens bensin, at Fårö
From Visby “city of roses and ruins”
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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…)
Three girls relaxing and listening to music…
Outside the Nationalmuseum.
Drottninggatans Bok & Bild is a nice bookshop that I visit now and then.
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.
Women standing in front of the Åhléns house, talking or reading on their cell-phones…
Bicyclist in front of the Royal Castle on Skeppsbron.
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.
A nice view with a golden chain-tree
This day it was a bit stormy and cold, but still worth a visit! I meet some more tourists on the top.
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.
… and the beautiful waterfall…
… just like green medicine. Don’t miss if you plan to go to Småland and Sweden.
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This is my second post from Stockholm, Sweden. The first photos is from Gamla Stan. Enjoy!
The beautiful walls and windows.
‘Gamla Stans Livs’
Lot’s of small art store’s
The boat ‘Riddarholmen’
Tourists on the bridge
The Royal Palace
The little island ‘Skeppsholmen’ with the ship ‘Af Chapman’ – a hostel and restaurant
Tourists relaxing on board Af Chapman and enjoying the view.
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.
This is taken from a bridge before you enter Rosenbad and Gamla stan. You can see the Royal Opera in the middle of
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…
Lord Nelson Hotel in Västerlånggatan
The beautiful little square
To be continued…
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.
The Botanical Garden
Many cyclist on Vasagatan
I like the architecture and the lovely stairs
Draken – Meeting place, cinema and more… (near Järntorget)
Järntorget with the beautiful cherryblossom trees
Andra Långgatan with nice little boutiqes, cafées, second hand shops and more.
Kommersen – vintage “loppis” (as we say in Sweden…) in Majorna
Delicious strawberries in Haga!
The architectural masterpiece “Kuggen” in Lindholmen, Gbg
A café called Ättestupan, on Hisingen…Something you don’t want to go thru.
Old Saab in Nordstan…
…new Ferrari on Linnégatan
“Im tired, get me something to drink”…
Here are some shots from last week in Gothenburg, Sweden. I decided to edit mostly of my pics in this post in bw (only one in rgb) It was a beautiful week, sunny and warm!
The photo above is from Brunnsparken.
Gustav Adolfs Torg
Penguins from beautiful Slottsskogen.
January – Snow but beautiful weather (Arboga river)
February – In 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.
Mars – This is from the Swanlake ‘Tysslingen’ near Örebro, Sweden. Thousands of Swans (and other birds) gather every year.
April – This is form my hometown Arboga, the old part of town.
May – Fields of gold, the smell of summer…
June – In Sweden we celebrate our Nationalday in June (and midsummer also). The two pics above is from ‘Slottsskogen’ in Gothenburg…
… and this is from the Cactus exhibition in Gothenburg Botanical Garden.
July – I visited Smögen in July, a beautiful summertown. It’s located in the westcost area of Sweden.
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.
September – I spend a lot of time in the woods in Västmanland and it was great!
October – I spend a lot of time taking pictures of the beautiful colorful nature!
November – Outside was grey and cold so I spend much time indoors painting and writing.
Above a flowerpot.
December – In december we had so much snow in Sweden. This pic is from Huskvarna.
Today I experimented with bokeh and this was the result. I want to learn more about it. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
This is a videoclip from the little winter wonderland I visited (from my last post) Västergötland, Sweden December 2012.
My photoblog was nominated for two awards; The Liebster award and Blog of the year!
Sliced Science is about creating “short n’ sliced explanations for the science around you” and I find it rather unique.
Great topics, nice, funny and interesting to read. Go follow!
Dreamlenz is a beautiful photoblog where you can enjoy fantastic photos. Nature, people, b&w-photos
and much more! If you want some inspiration or just wanna enjoy lovely captures then go follow!
These are the questions & answers, from Sliced Science (the Liebster award):
– 4 favourite hobbies and why
1.) Photography and art/painting – II have always been a creative person with a lot of ideas. Photography, art, music – to play the piano and guitar and to make short film (movies) was hobbies of great interests since I was a child. For ten years when I bought my first digital camera, my photo hobby just increased.
2.) Writing – I like to write and read as well. Currently I write a novel for children. I write articles/blogs, but sometimes fiction too and poems…(I am an educated librarian)
3.) Psychology/religion/health – I read a lot and like to think about these topics. Because of some mysterious experiences the past three years, and because of my health getting worse at the same time, it made me think very much about life, the meaning of life and health…
4.) Travel and Culture – I like to explore cultures and see new things and other people.
3 destinations you would like to visit
First of all – I love to travel! I could hardly imagine one place I don’t like to visit. I would like to go hiking in Madeira! Switzerland and Norway as well.
Go and see Brazil because of the stunning and beautiful nature. Africa and especially South Africa. California. China and Australia, Thailand, India and theres many more destinations… (I can’t pic just three. :p)
2 good memories:
I pick two travel memories: I have been to Norway and just love Norway because of the beautiful nature so that was an amazing trip/memory. And also Montenegro – for the same reason! (Been too Barcelona, Paris and New York and love them too, because of the culture.)
1 reason why I blog:
I love the idea to share information and to learn at the same time. I think the best way to learn something for yourself is to teach about it! It becomes more clearly to you. I want to encourage other people to do the same thing. Compose, design and write articles, it’s just lovely and you explore things at the same time. In this photoblog, I want to learn more about photography – to share ideas and get ideas from other people as well.
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Now to my nominations, (I think I can only nominate wordpress-blogs – is that right?!) for the Liebster award (in no particular order):
Where God takes me
Mustard Seed Budget
Studio Roy Robinson
Nominations for Blog of The Year:
Three Hundred Sixty-Five
Mary Gilmartin | Writing & Books
Canadian Hiking Photography
Bente Haarstad Photography
Christ-xmas.com (Sarah Rose)
Turtleandrobot.com – children’s book reviews
My Questions to the nominees are:
1.) Where are you from – tell me a little about yourself.
2.) What’s your favourite movie?
3.) What’s your favourite book? And why. (or your favourite author)
4.) Christmas song you must listen too!?
5-7.) 3 destinations you would like to visit?
8.) One special memory that you would like to share?
9-10.) Tell me two things about your self that hardly no one knows about you.