#230 About a Picture

The sun is shining low between the buildings. It is almost impossible to see down the street. People are reduced to silhouettes in the strong hard light. But they don’t care. They are just enjoying the beautiful day in Stockholm…

#229 About a Picture

Another picture of my good old oaktree. The sun is still not high over the horizon – even though the time was about ten in the morning. Before lunch today it almost felt like spring was in the air. But then again – it is only the last days of January. Spring may have made…

#228 The Semi Final

The World Handball Championship 2023 (mens) is almost over. Sweden and France played one of the Semifinals yesterday. We decided to take the car to Stockholm and attend the game. Warm up of the audience with an old popular Swedish song – Unchained Light [I believe the English version was called]. If this had been…

#227 About a Picture

Another year has passed. The traditional Swedish ”Semla” is in every café again. Originally it was only served on special tuesday – Shrove Tuesday – 47 days before Eastern, but now they can be found more or less from Christmas Day. I try and only eat one or two per year, so it can remain…

#226 Frost in a different way

It is a – nowadays – typical on and off winter in southern Sweden. For now we are having a couple of minus centigrades. The good thing about that is that the frost is making the landscape really beatutiful. We were on our way south when I saw this fantastic church – Säby church. I…

#225 About a Picture

When you stay at Scandic Hotel Swania in Trollhättan you may be in for a surprise if you are new in town. Just outside your window you hear a bell and some strange sounds. Then there is this low frequency ”thump…thump…thump…” that seem to get closer and closer. Then you look outside the window…and see…

#224 About a Picture

In my birth town Helsingborg there is this coffee shop / café that has always been there. The coffee grinders in the window has been running as long as I can remember. The thing is – I have never been inside, as I can remember. I didn’t go in this time either. But next time…

#221 Frosty Christmas Day

In Sweden we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is a day to relax, spend time with family and eat food from yesterday… The weather was fantastic before noon. The nature white of frost. We went for a nice walk on the nearby countryside. Felt like using my X-T2 today and mounted the XF50-140/2,8….

#220 A 50mm day

Walked the streets of Vadstena again today. Just wanted to make some last minute buys before Christmas. Of course I brought my camera and one lens. Only took my Zeiss 2/50 Planar with me today. I really like to shoot this lens wide open. It is dead sharp and the out of focus areas are…

#219 Christmas feeling in Linköping

A couple of years ago we were in Vienna in early December. Now that is a city that prepare for Christmas in a serious way. The whole city centre is a large Christmas Market. Today we went to our city – Linköping – to see if Linköping is prepared for Christmas. I had my Zeiss…

#217 About a Picture

Our house is built about 200 meters from the main railway between Stockholm and Malmö. Trains are passing at high speed around the clock. When we moved here we were a little afraid that the trains should be disturbing – but it has almost become the other way around. The trains are our old friends…

#216 About a Picture

We were on our way to one of Swedens most famous ancient monuments, Ales Stenar (a ”ship” of stones – see picture below). In the summer this place is filled with visitors. In November – not so much. We were completely alone. It is about a kilometer long walk from the parking to the stones….