May Art Exhibition in Oh So Swedish – Sarah Edmonds “Sketchbook and Scandinavian Patterns”

Sarah Edmonds - Sketchbook & Scandinavian patterns, maps and motifs on display in Oh So Swedish Arts & Craft Studio. Sarah Edmonds is an illustrator and designer who has recently moved to Brighton from Wales. Her work is populated by unusual human and animal characters set against wild and urban backgrounds and takes inspiration from wordplay, myths,...

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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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Artists & Agitators – Carl and Fabian (Dacke)

More sculptural art by Carl Eldh (1873 - 1954), A bust of the socialist politician and agitator Fabian Månsson from Belkinge, south of Sweden. Famous for his exclamation : ”Jag skulle bli slaf! Nej, så djäflar anamma!” [Would I be a slave? Never, damn it!] wrote Fabian Månsson in his famous poem ”Stridssång” 1903 [Song of battle].   Read more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabian_M%C3%A5nsson    ...

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Hall of Fame – “Welcome to my home town” Stockholm Arlanda Airport

          Welcome to Stockholm! 100 billboard pictures of famous faces greet you when arriving at Arlanda Airport; ABBA, Bjorn Borg, The King & Queen of Sweden, Greta Garbo etc. Maybe a good idea for other International Airports  or  Central Train Stations?   "The Stockholm Hall of Fame was established in 2005 as part of an effort to make Stockholm Arlanda Airport more welcoming. Stockholm...

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The Pink Poodle in Stockholm – The Stockholm City Museum

                The Pink Poodle Rubbish Bin, Stockholm City Museum. See link: Rose, The Pink Poodle who once was stolen but retrieved.  http://www.stadsmuseum.stockholm.se/ommuseet.php?kategori=10&sprak=english Stockholm City Museum, near Slussen Tube Station is a great museum with fantastic exhibitions and guided City Walks like Abba & Stieg Larsson's "Millennium".          ...

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Another Stockholm, another time- maybe less stressful and “warmer” ‘Sakta vi gå genom stan’

Stockholm during the early 60's- Trams and left traffic and just before the big demolition of the city centre. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF_NDRM3498 Enjoy sweet memories and listen to Monica Zetterlunds singing 'Sakta vi gå genom stan' (Slowly we walking through the city)from 1961. Monica Zetterlund (1937-2005) famous jazz singer/actress born in Hagfors, Värmland. She tragically died only 67 years old from...

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