Swedish Midsummer – A Swedish Tradition in a mixed mood of joy & melancholy

Post Swedish Midsummer Eve reflections; Hope everyone had a great Midsummer Eve in Sweden. An outdoor tradition in Sweden around Summer Solstice with lots of joyful celebrations; Picking leaves & flowers to dress and rise the Maypole with following "Little Frogs Dancing",  Midsummer Smörgåsbord al Fresco  &  *Schnapps songs with the  little *Nubbens i.e  Aquavits. Along with the...

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A Swedish Cottage on the Brighton Riviera – Studio progress 5

[gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="title"] A fresh Nordic Breeze on the hot Brighton Riviera - Oh So Swedish Studio and Workshop, almost ready  with unique and quirky handmade crafts up for display. Welcome in to the "Swedish Cottage"! Enjoy pictures to a mix of  " Ingrid Lilla" and other popular songs by  the national poet Evart Taube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpi-vV2gH4g&feature=relmfu...

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Blue Happy Feelings & Studio Progress 4

Newly painted blue walls at the Oh So Swedish Seafront Studio. Enjoy the pictures of the[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="5" orderby="title"] "Gossamer Blue" Walls  to the tunes of  Tomas Ledin's " Dina färger var blå" (Your colours were blue). Happy Swedish Guys splashing around in the Swedish Archipelago blue waters, and with a chilled Pripps Blå (Swedish Lager)!  ...

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Warning for Moose in Brighton! Swedish Woodcraft and more at Open Art House 2012

                                    Be aware! Swedish Moose Sven-Arne & friends on the loose during the Festive Month of May 2012. Present whereabouts thought to be up and  around Albion Hill, Hanover. Oh So Swedish Arts & Crafts  at  Open Art Houses  at  Albion Hill/Hanover Trail, Brighton. Starts tomorrow Saturday the 5th of May and all weekends of May 2012. Opening...

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Bonfires everywhere -Walpurgis Night in Sweden (Valborgsmässoafton)

    Swedish Walpurgis Bonfires - A sparkling Goodbye to the long winter and glowing flames of Welcome to the much-longed for Spring. The Swedes on high spirits when celebrating the end of the dark season, last day of April with bonfires, fireworks and choirs singing spring songs. Listen - "Vintern Rasat Ut" Walpurgis singing in Umeå, "the city of the Birches"  ...

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Wood, Tiles and Birches – Studio Interior Building Work 3

[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="5" orderby="title"] Wood, Tiles and Birches -  New wall and floor surfaces  ready and trees up. Next step:  a wood  staining colour on the walls and  paint  on the "Swedish Hut" . Suitable Song to accompany the  remaining paint  brush work: "Björkens Visa" ("The Birch Song") with Björn Ulveaus(ABBA) and the Hootenanny Singers Suitable Swedish proverb: "Jag kan...

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The Globe (“Globen”) in Purple tonight – Kulturnatt Stockholm

[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="5" orderby="title"]  The night of culture, "Kulturnatt Stockholm" April 21st. And the Globe (Globen) will shimmering in Purple. Lots of Cultural Free Events all over the city.  http://www.facebook.com/kulturnattsthlm The White Globe at Johanneshov, Stockholm has previous been illuminated in various colours. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ericsson_Globe Purple is certainly the colour of April! New inspiration and ideas, ..A Purple Moose, why not?  ...

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The Stockholm Metro – 110 km of Art and a Ghost Train

              Stockholms Tunnelbana, The Tube in Stockholm is the worlds longest Art Exhibition, 110 km of Art at 90  of the 100 Tube Stations . http://www2.sl.se/kultur/konstflash/tom.htm In English: http://sl.se/en/Visitor/Art-guide/Art-and-architecture/ To add to excitement, take a trip with The Ghost Train"Silverpilen"  (* The Silver-Arrow). The urban myth;When you board the train at night and the doors shut, you'll never leave. Ooh, spooky! Think...

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