Södermalm in early spring
Last weekend we had some excellent weather in Sweden and we went for a trip to our capital. We love to visit Södermalm, a part of the town which is very special and well worth a visit. I wrote a post about Södermalm in the autumn 2014, with some photos from that season, see it here.
Parts of Södermalm is like a small town in the countryside, with small, old wooden houses. There are also some crowded streets like Götgatan and Hornsgatan with restaurants, coffee places and shops. There is a very special atmosphere in this part of Stockholm and I love it:) If you are thinking about visit Södermalm, here is some information: visit Stockholm.
First we walked among the small wooden houses, that have been here for many years… Idyllic, small gardens inside the fences.
Houses on the hill
An idyllic view
Another small backyard
Södermalm is built on some hills, there are a lot of walking up and down, which is nice and also offers wonderful views over the town.
View from a hill
Walking up and down…
I will finish this post with some colorful details:
Some flowers in the street
Time to propose?
In the huge market hall
I love autumn, a wonderful and calming time of the year. This year we have had a warm autumn with very once weather. I prefer to take a long walk when ever I have some time of and during autumn there can be some spectacular scenes in nature. Here you can see some photos from one of my walk some week ago. I hope you will enjoy them and that they may bring some calmness to your mind as well. Just as my walk did for me:)
Contrasts in nature
This Saturday I went to visit our capital, Stockholm, and the area called “Södermalm”. The photo above shows the view over Stockholm from Södermalm, wich is situated above the rest of the town. I have posted some more photographys from that trip on my blog kerlundphoto. If you are interested to read some more and to see some photos of the most wonderful part (according to me) of Stockholm, please click on the link.
Good morning, good evening or watch ever time you have right now:-)
I love early mornings. The light is awesome and it might be a overwhelming calmness, which brings peace to my mind and makes an excellent start for the new day.
I have made a post in my blog Kerlundphoto where you can see some more of the photos from yesterday’s morning walk. I hope you will enjoy them:)
I have just published a post with a summary of summer 2014 in photos. I hope you will enjoy them! Most of the time this summer was spent outside, just like “it should be”.
You can watch the post here: Kerlundphoto
My blog (Kerlundphoto) has another web host than WordPress and I am not able to reblog the post to Coveyview. I hope it wan’t be too much trouble for you to click a link instead. The photos below are a small preview from my summer summary post:-)
I wish you all a great week!
Clouds coming up
At the ropeway at Kolmården Safari Park
I have been very busy lately… With my vacation:) I have had zero time in front of my computer, not too much time with my camera and a lot of time IRL. Fantastic and enjoyable, I think it is important to take care of the time of in ways that make us reload. It will soon be autumn and a lot of time for “cosy” evenings inside…
In Sweden we have had a lovely weather for the last weeks, hot, sunny, my favorite kind of weather!
Today there was some rain coming up and I went for some sight-seeing in a nearby town, called Norrköping. Norrköping is a town with an industrial history which means there is a lot of old abandoned industrial buildings. Some are used for other purposes like art, museums, coffee places and so on. You can find a lot of great sights. Read more about Norrköping on Wikipedia.
I will guide you through some places with photos I took today.
The industrial area
Some art on the wall
Apartments in the old industrial areas
A play ground in the city
Industrial buildings in the background
Waterfall in front of the old industrial area
Knäppingsborg -a wonderful place to have a break
Wonderful soft colors
Roses in front of the wall
And finally I found some wonderful flowers in the middle of Norrköping city:
Lonely white roses
A mix of flowers:)
Last week we went to a wonderful place for walking. There is an old castle, wonderful garden, some farming museum with animals for the children, a wonderful plant shop and above all there are great forest sights to walk in.
The history behind Nynäs is that it first known owner was settled in 1328 and her name was Birgitta Jonsdotter. Since then it have been a lot of owners of the property. In 1969 it was partly sold to the state and in 1984 it was completely sold to the state.
The forest and also the sea “Långmaren” just beside the castle are a nature preserve with a nature trail that I love. I walk here at least once every summer…
We started up our walk from the vegetable garden (who supplies the restaurant in Nynäs).
Roses in front of the vegetables
Some plants coming up
Time for some rest?
An incredible beautiful stair:)
Details between the steps
Next stop on our walk was on a hill with a wonderful view over the sea “Långmaren”, and also below the hill when we got there.
View over the lake
The house is a hostel beside the lake
Down by the lake
Another place to rest, where safety goes first
I could have brought you some photos of the castle, but there was not time for that, you can see it here.
I got stuck in the wonderful nature and the views, as I always do when I get here. I will end up with some amazing plants I found in the forest, they looks almost magic:-)
In the forest
I am, at the moment not so much online. There are a lot of other activities with my kids now as the summer has come and we are all off for some weeks. Wonderful days when we bake, go for a swim or a walk.
My youngest daughter and I visited the zoo called Kolmården last Wednesday. We both loved this visit, especially the dolphins. I know it might not be right to keep animals behind bars, but this park is awesome. It’s actually the largest zoo in Scandinavia and it’s very nice to visit.
We went on a tour with a ropeway to see the safari park. Here we saw lions, giraffes, elks and so on, all from above. The tour lasted for about 25 minutes. The view over the Baltic sea beside the park was also fantastic.
On the way into the safari park
Wonderful view over the Baltic sea
We also went by foot to se the elephants and camels and other animals on the savannah.
A baby elephant
Wonder what they are saying
A mother and child sharing some food.
We ended up by the dolphins. And we was lucky to see to of them mating, which in the beginning looked like they where dancing. Much affection and they looked like they where in love. It was amazing.
A dance of love
After several hours at the zoo, we went home, both satisfied with our day. On the way out we found these traces…
I have written a post in my other blog with photos from my midsummer trip to Åland, which is an island between Sweden and Finland.
Se the post here: Celebrating midsummer in Åland
It soon is that time of the year again…
Time to celebrate Midsummer in Sweden. This is a holiday almost like Christmas for the Swedes. I guess it’s a local holiday. Finland celebrate something close to our Midsummer, but I am not sure if there are more people that does.
Midsummer are celebrated on a Friday, every year, the date varies from the 20-25th of June. It have some historic roots back to the 300-century and one reason to celebrate (historic) are the summer solstice. In the beginning it was a pagan feast which later on turned to a celebration of the birth of John the Baptist.
Today Midsummer have very much became “a huge party”. Many people visit relatives in the countryside, where a “maypole” are in the center for a lot of dancing and singing. The weather always are the worst of the year, but everyone stays outside. I guess that it might seem like a pagan feast for someone who are not familiar with it…
Many women and girls wear a crown of flowers in their hair. I took this photo last year:
A girl with a crown of flowers
For me Midsummer is a celebration of the summer, and it is filled with joy. I feel so happy and grateful when summer begins. We have some wonderful days in front of us:) I will get back to you with some photos from this years celebration. I will celebrate on “Åland”, which is an island in the middle of the Baltic Sea.
Until then, enjoy this photo from June in Sweden a few years ago, worth celebrating, isn’t it?
An evening in June