A walk in Södermalm, Stockholm

A walk in Södermalm, Stockholm

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.

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.

Södermalm

View from a hill

Södermalm

Walking up and down…

I will finish this post with some colorful details:

Autumn -time for recreation

Autumn -time for recreation

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:)

Withered flowers

Withered flowers

Reflections

Reflections

Olive tree

Olive tree

Contrasts in nature

Contrasts in nature

Calmness...

Calmness…

Sea view

Sea view

Södermalm, a wonderful area in Stockholm

Södermalm, a wonderful area in Stockholm

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.

Södermalm

Södermalm

A morning by the sea

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.

calmness

Water lillies

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:)

A summer summary in photos

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!

Norrköping -a city of contrasts

Norrköping -a city of contrasts

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

Some art on the wall

Apartments in the old industrial areas

Apartments in the old industrial areas

A play ground in the city

A play ground in the city

Industrial buildings in the background

Industrial buildings in the background

Waterfall in front of the old industrial area

Waterfall in front of the old industrial area

Knäppingsborg -a wonderful place to have a break

Wonderful soft colors

Wonderful soft colors

Coffee?

Coffee?

Roses

Roses in front of the wall

And finally I found some wonderful flowers in the middle of Norrköping city:

Lonely white roses

Lonely white roses

Flowers:)

A mix of flowers:)

Nynäs -a walk in a historic preserve

Nynäs -a walk in a historic preserve

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).

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.

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

In the forest

A day at the zoo, Kolmården

A day at the zoo, Kolmården

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.

We also went by foot to se the elephants and camels and other animals on the savannah.

A baby elephant

A baby elephant

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

A dance of love

Dolphins

Dolphins

 

After several hours at the zoo, we went home, both satisfied with our day. On the way out we found these traces…

A tiger?

A tiger?

A “report” from the celebrating of midsummer

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

 

Today it’s mothers day in Sweden

A few weeks later than the rest of you, finally we have celebrated mothers day:)

I woke up this morning, alone with my two daughters, they made my breakfast!

While drinking coffee I scrolled though my Facebook feed and saw cakes, gifts and “look how amazing my children are”… For a second I felt a bit jealous because all my friends seems to have partners helping their children out and that everyone have such “amazing” families. I was not comfortable with that feeling… I gave it another thought and of course:

A moment later I realised how blessed I am, having two wonderful children and also that they spend the day with me, like many other days. This is the greatest of gifts; time spent together, children sure are a blessing in our lives. It is a gift to be close to them, every day, to share tears, laughter, joy and pain. Me and my children are “the three musketeers”:)

This mothers day we decided to pack some food and swimsuits, the weather are still great and it seemed to be a hot day. After making some sandwiches, coffee and more we packed ourselves into the car and went to the archipelago. The first day with swimming and sunbathing. Sharing this experience is fantastic, a lot of laughing, eating and chatting this day.

As you can see there was a lot of wonderful flowers on the cliffs, enough for every mother and child:) We spotted some fish, and some sea gulls. Wonderful birds who screens out “it’s summer”. Now when my children lay in their beds and I look back at our day I know that I could not have wished for a better mothers day, we have had an awesome day.