At the edge of Gamla Stan

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

My poor little Nikon D200 camera is ill, so I pulled out my 7 year old Fuji FinePix6000sd digital camera for a recent evening out in Stockholm. I had forgotten what a pleasure it was to pick a setting and just point and shoot. Sweden in the summer is full of long nights and days.…

Yellow flower Darlana

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color..of Sweden

The Daily Post from WordPress has challenged us with color. I love color. I prefer color to no color, although white and black have a place in my life, too. Sweden’s official flag colors are yellow and blue, but as the majority of houses are yellow and red, that is my contribution. Enjoy! All photos are…

Budding barns

Stavsunds Gods

No, it is not a religious reference. It is the farm upon which I live. Stavsunds (or Stafsunds) Gods is the main manor and it has been in the current family since the late 1800s or so. Today the descendants run it as a farm. As time goes by I shall give more history lessons about…

Trust me. There are no heated sidewalks where I live.

Searching for heated sidewalks in Stockholm

It has been Incredibly Cold, Absolutely Beautiful for a few days, and as I slip and slide every morning on sidewalks layered thick with ice, I wonder why my friends think we have heated sidewalks everywhere in Sweden. Yes, in Gamla Stan I did touch a statue, free of snow and heated by water….but where might these sidewalks that terrorize…