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Walking in Södermalm

Yesterday I decided to take a walk back home from Fotografiska, instead of taking the tube. After the class I felt so inspired that I could not miss the chance to just walk around and practice shooting and experimenting. The light was perfect too. I avoided the straight-way through Götgatan and took off through Mariatorget instead, and this is what I found:

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rainbow

Bridge1

Stockholm1

clouds

tunnelbana

Train

bridge2

Trees

Door1

Window1

Street1

Medborgarplatsen

bird on lamp

Bagel street cafe

Currents seen from the air

Air drawings – photos from a plane

On the way back from France, flying from Amsterdam to Stockholm, I was suprised by these images when I looked through the window. It’s clear to me that I must get a UV filter, but apart from that, what a view! Lakes and rivers joining the sea, and no ice, only water and the sun playing “mirror”.

Water and sun

Spectacular drawing by Water and Sun

Air view

The sun painting the water currents.

Currents seen from the air

Someone was having fun painting!

Water currents on the Baltic sea

Water currents on the Baltic Sea. No ice in sight, only water, sun and wind.

Water currents in the Baltic Sea

Water currents in the Baltic Sea, with land in sight.

The currents on the Baltic Sea

Only water, wind and sun. No ice or clouds present.

Ships on the Baltic sea seen from above

Ships on the Baltic sea seen from above

Oresund bridge from the air

Oresund bridge from the air

Södermalm from the air

Södermalm from the air. I can spot my house from here!

bridge in Gamla Stan

Beautiful Stockholm

Already  8 months months have passed since we moved to Stockholm and I still haven’t tired of the wonderful views: the narrow streets in Gamla Stan, the canal meeting the sea, the colorful buildings. It is indeed a beautiful city. Arguably the most beautiful city I have ever lived in (despite the weather).

bridge in Gamla Stan

Bridge in Gamla Stan

Light in Gamla Stan

Light in Gamla Stan

The Altar in German Church

The old brewery in Stockholm

Over the old brewery

Gamla Stan in Stockholm

Gamla Stan at night

Walking up Götgatan

Walking up Götgatan

A new costume for Halloween – and a pinch of jealousy

Spindelklänning BR

S' new spider dress

It’s been a bit tough couple of weeks these last ones. Lots of pressure at work, preparing for guests (my friends Danny and Daz visit was the best!), and life in general. So I have been neglecting my blog a bit…

Anyway, yesterday I gave a lecture at the University, and it was very fulfilling. It’s great to see the faces of the curious and ambitious youth who will take over the world in the coming years. It is also quite draining, so at the end of the day I was exhausted.

When the family came back from school and work, I took S to BR in Ringen, Södermalm, to buy her Halloween dress. It was a very nice walk with her, during which we talked a lot, and she said how much she likes to spend time alone with me. That was really nice to hear. Sometimes kids can be a nightmare, and sometimes they are just so sweet you want to eat them like small cupcakes.

She got her costume with her own money too, which I thought was great. She received some money last Christmas, saved it up, and bought something that she really wanted – and she was very proud too!

Healthy siblings relationships always include a pinch of jealousy, and in the case of my bonuskids this is no different. So you can imagine little E’s face when we got back, and S tried on her costume. She was very, very angry. We tried to reason with her about S saving up and buying it with her own money, but it was little comfort. She had to be reminded of her last e-shopping for headphones, which she got with her own Christmas money too.

Then after some pasta and meatballs, everything was forgotten and routine took back its place: tooth-brushing, face-washing, pj’s and bed. And hubby and I went to bed at 9.