Livet är underbart #8

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

Livet är underbart #1

New month, new project.

Actually, it should be “New year, new project.” As I came up for the idea for this blog project in the end of last year and thought then – hey, that’s the perfect start into my new blog year. Well… you know how it goes, time passes by, there’s so much to do after Christmas and NYE and suddenly it’s February and you realize you haven’t started the project. But now is as good as always, isn’t it? 🙂

So, new project. It’s about photography.  I do have quite a lot of photo albums (like, real ones with paper and so) with a lot my pictures printed and sorted and put in the albums in a couple of looong, long photo-sorting-days. And I try to keep the albums up to date and to continuously add more pictures. But most of my (and probably yours, too) pictures are sleeping on the hard drive, which I think is a pity. And that was how the idea for the project came to my mind – a photo post with pictures, once a week. And as it’s mostly pictures from longer ago that I’m not looking at that often, it will be photo posts from the past. Holiday travels, nature trips, city snapshots, daily-life pictures. I hope you enjoy them, I hope they inspire you to take photos yourself, to travel, to go through the world with open eyes, to enjoy life 🙂

When I tried to come up with a title for the blog posts I dropped almost every idea the same minute I came up with it. “Photo Blast from the Past” – Heidi Klum is using it on her Twitter. Eeeh. “Weekly Photo Post” – can it get more boring? “Journey through my Photo Past” – can it get more cheesy? Then I stumbled over this picture when I chose the ones for the first post:

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Big city life!

I am currently in Stockholm, weekend holiday in the big city. I’ve been here quite often and the city is simply amazing – the water, the architecture, the shops, the people, the feeling. It is a city where I discover something new everytime I’m here.

However, there are also places that are on my to-do-list everytime I come here. One of them is Fotografiska, Stockholm’s Museum for Photography, where I am right now. I’ve seen a lot of memorable exhibitions here, especially Annie Leibovitz and also Lennart Nilsson with his touching pictures about the development of a child.

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