Fjällbacka, a fishing village
Fjällbacka has a very long history, started from Stone Age. It was a place where Ingrid Bergman lived when she visited Sweden and was featured in the film “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter” of Astrid Lindgren.
But I was not aware of its existence until I watched a detective TV series, Fjällbackamorden (Fjällbacka Murders), of Camilla Läckberg. It was the series and filming techniques that attracted me to this small and charming village on the west coast of Sweden.
This and other villages around here have given me a new picture of Sweden. This is not similar to anything I have seen in big cities such as Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, in towns in the mountains or small islands i Stockholm’s archipelago.
Here you will find characteristic houses and harbors along the coast lines and more summer houses up on the hills. There is a hill that situates in the middle of the village where you can easily climb up to get a breathtaking view over the village and archipelago.
About photography. In the beginning it was supposed to be photos of orange and Falun red/maroon houses contrasting with blue skies. However, everyone of us knows that we cannot control the weather so I used an inspiration from the series to shoot my photos instead.
Now, let me present you Fjällbacka through my lens! The photos are on order how I discovered them.