It’s a Tuesday evening, I’m sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea and a warm cardigan, it’s raining outside – summer is over, autumn has arrived 🙂
You know what – it’s okay. I’m looking forward to these rainy and comfy days that you can spend inside, rummaging around in the apartment, watching movies, reading books, dreaming dreams… Getting a routine back in the daily life (that hopefully will include more blogging after this extended summer break 😉 ) and calming down after busy months.
But before diving into autumn life it feels like it is time for a summer recap. Kind of hard after this amazing summer. Maybe it’s best to leave you a picture of what was probably my most favorite place this summer…
…and a big, big thank you my family and my friends who made this summer with its sun and warmth, festivals and afterworks, beach days and city nights to one of the best summers ever!
After my Easter posts I just didn’t make it for another post, for some good reasons… First of all, my to-do-list after the Easter weekend felt endless. And second, I went to Vienna for a 4 days holiday 🙂
Back to normal life today I’ve realized that I missed out on three of my photo posts about how wonderful life is (including the one that is yet to come this week). As I got up at 4 this morning I’m not gonna start catching up on those blog posts.
But I’ll keep with this post’s title – catchin’ up. That was one of the main reasons for my holidays in Vienna. Meet friends, have hour long brunches, sort out some childhood memory stuff that is left at my old apartment, attend a friend’s graduation (congrats again, I can’t say it too often!!), check out what has changed in the city. I didn’t take a lot of pictures in Vienna. The weather was too grey and too uäääh to keep fingers outside of pockets. And then I also have quite a lot of Vienna pictures already, haven’t I?
However, two things really touched my heart. And of those I took pictures. Continue reading →
One of the best places in Stockholm, especially during spring and summer, is the open air museum Skansen. It is located on Djurgarden, one of the many islands of Stockholm, and was founded in 1891. It houses a zoo but its main purpose is to show how the different areas of Sweden looked during the 19th century – with a special focus on how the people lived during this time. There is a vegetable garden where people in farmers’ costumes grow vegetables, a bakery where the baker bakes delicious cinnamon buns in an original oven from the 19th century, old farming houses and stables and so much more. It’s so much to see and to and experience that it is basically impossible to explore the whole “museum” at one time. I’ve been there more than once and still haven’t seen all of it… Continue reading →
Last week I visited the Word Culture Museum in Göteborg. They currently have an exhibition called “A Day in the World”. It is a photo exhibition about a photo project that took place all around the world – on the exact same day, namely Tuesday May 15th 2012. Everybody could take part in it by simply taking a picture of something in his or her daily life: pets, nature, children, food, portraits, furniture, cleaning stuff, clothes, things … Out of the about 100.000 photos that were taken in the project, a couple of hundreds were shown in the exhibition – some of them simply as they are, some of them with a short info from the photographers themselves about what made them take exactly that picture.
It might sound not that special but the result was really inspiring and touching and can’t be described in words … so just have a look yourself at ADAY.org and convince yourself how amazing and pretty life is 🙂
My blog-self-discipline has been suffering for quite a while now – but I’ll make it up with some amazing autumn pictures from my trip to Austria 🙂
I went to Austria for a whole week to see friends and family and to pack some things that I forgot to take with me when I moved to Sweden 😉 First stop was Vienna, it was amazing to meet my friends there and visit some my favourite places all over town!