Tag Archives: culture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

12 May

Water front

This weeks challenge is pattern. Yesterday I was at the beach and thought of the pattern that the waves make in the sea, but also the pattern that are in the sand after the water movements.

This picture I took a year ago, in early June. I just love the ocean/sea. To see more patterns, check this out!

 

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A Sudden Taste Of Summer

10 May

 

And then… finally spring and early summer came! If only for a short while. In Sweden you’ll never know how long it’ll stay, so better enjoy it now.

Vintage Style Coffee Shop

3 May

 

This weekend we visited one of our favourite coffee shops. Cosy little place, in an old house. Feels like home!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

3 May

Culture, the very essence of mankind. Also a tabooed word in many parts of the world, also in Sweden. What is culture, and how is it made? Is culture something that is connected with a country, national group and state? There are many questions and somewhat mystique around this notion.

But whenever I think of Swedish culture in a Global perspective, I’d like to present some pics of a Swedish tradition; Midsummer. Last year during Midsummer I went to the middle-west of Sweden, almost on the border to Norway, and spent a weekend in my in-laws cottage.

Ofcourse it’s a tradition to go and watch the local celebrations there; erect the maypole/midsummer pole, children dancing around it and also the local folk dancers preforming some traditional dances. Very nice indeed, and something that is really worth while to watch simply because the dancers seem to get older, and the young people are not really interested in bringing the tradition forward. How many years ahead will we be able to watch this traditional spectacle?

Also, wanted to show you the pic of me in my first home made midsummer wreath! Took me a couple of hours or so to make and was really heavy! 😉

To gaze at others posts about culture, click here!

Spring Flowers Finally Popped Up!

26 Apr

Spring is really late here in Sweden. I use to visit the Japanese Cherry Flower’s Day in KungsträdgÃ¥rden, Stockholm City, by this time a year – but now they aren’t even in bloom! Despite the fact, they celebrated the event on 20th April. No flowers. But hopefully by a week or more they will be in bloom, and then I will visit. …and oh, I just heard they are on it’s way to bloom, so in less of week, the city will be filled with lovely pink flowers! 🙂

Anyway, had to take some pics of some of the flowers here in Rönninge. They are coming fast now, after so many months of cold.

Inspirational Song

16 Apr

HÃ¥kan Hellström’s new song, “Det kommer aldrig va över för mig”. A bit of The Cure from the mid-80’s, and I like it!

 

Today’s Make-up – Bandera De Colombia

12 Apr

Colombian flag - Kopia

Amarillo, Azul, Rojo/Yellow, Blue, Red. The flag of Colombia in make-up.

Colombia es pasión!