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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Brighton Marathon & A big leap of the shaping of Oh So Swedish Seafront Studio 2

      Sunday April the 15th. Lots of Brighton Marathon runners on their way to Finish, on Madeira Drive. Just below on the Lower Promenade, the building work continues in the Oh So Swedish Studio. Wooden walls up and studio floor soon ready with bright tiles. Soon reaching the FINISH with big steps![gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="6" orderby="title"]...

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Oh So Swedish wish you a Happy Easter – Glad Påsk!

                  Wish you all a very Happy Easter & *Glad Påsk (Swedish). Maundy Thursday (* Swedish: Skärtorsdag) and traditional Easter Witches' Broom Stick Ride to Blåkulla. Departure in the dusk and kids dressed like Easter Witches can been seen everywhere in Sweden.  See photo top right, of me (right on picture) and friend as Påskkärringar (EasterWithces), Trollvägen, late 1950's. * read more on:...

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