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After a storm

I have a series of photos that I shot shortly after we were back from Thailand. Next day after we landed, Sweden closed its main international airport due to a snow storm.

My first day to work, the street were full of snow, in fact it snowed all day which caused chaos in the public transportation systems.

As soon as the weekend arrived, I drew myself and JJ up to the top of the roof of the house. Wow, it’s beautiful! The early morning sunlight casted on the white city and I could feel tranquility of the city. Yet, I saw a sign of life when I saw smoke came out from a factory lying at the horizon.

I’d like to forward this series of the photos to my kind and supportive readers, visitors, bloggers, friends, family, you name it. I wish you beautiful days and a glorious year. Please remember, after a storm, it’s always beautiful.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Vasastan in winter

Good morning!

Red brick chimney in sunlight

Red brick chimney in sunlight

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Blurry houses and the city development project, Hagastaden

City in silhouette

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Back of the house at Dalagatan 29

Wish all of you a brand new day!

In the neighborhood

Walking around in the neighborhood and searching for a beautiful and relaxing scene, I ended up on this street.

One good thing with photography is it helps me to search for and see a simple and natural beauty, which is free to take.

LEGO city in reality


Until today, I’ve never thought that I want to shoot at a construction site. I was supposed to do an autumn shooting in a park but didn’t get any good pictures. After that I followed JJ to a big construction site. He’d like to film an area that will become Hagastaden in 2025. To save pictures of how the city looks like before it will be filled with modern architecture. Part of the landscape has already changed, an empty area is replaced with concrete buildings. Existing motor ways might be moved to give space for resident and office buildings. This city development project will connect Stockholm and Solna. It will provide 5,000 new resident units and 36,000 workplaces.

After visiting, I think it must be fun to plan this kind of project. How many workers & materials are needed? How to finance it? What need to be done before another? How do you know that things are built according to the specs? Lots of fun stuff and I wonder how many things can happen at the same time at this workplace.

It might be too late for me to be a project manager in a real construction site but I think I can still have a play room at home and have half of the room built with LEGO City and another half with LEGO Star Wars. Ho Ho Ho!


Colors in the garden

Humlegården is a major park situated in Östermalm in Stockholm. It’s a place where I discovered recently after have been living in Stockholm for 5 years. Stockholm is not a big city but It’s me who have to be more curious about it.

I got even more excited after I had seen a statue of Carl von Linné a.k.a. Linnaeus just because he’s a renowned Swede whom I read about in my Swedish class. It’s like I found a small connection with the city where I live in. He was a botanist, physician and zoologist, who laid the foundation of the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature.

Moreover, around the statue there is a colorful botanical garden with interesting plants and flowers which I enjoy to take photos.

Man, I love this shot!

Charming orange

Mysterious violet

Elegant dark ruby

Dancing white

Playful pinky

Huggy pink

Refreshing green

All are about how I enjoyed the garden, here is how someone also enjoyed it.

A Garden

Well, I have my own comment about the picture but let’s skip it because I know it can depress many people who read it.

“… a good part is I think it’s beautiful and peaceful in the picture …”

En cykelutflykt till Fiskartorpet

Det är en av de huvudanledningar varför jag föredrar sommar i Europa mer än den i mitt hemland.

 

The color of the summer

We sat outside a restaurant and enjoy the sun, then someone tried to park a car on the street in front of the restaurant. I was sitting with my back to the car and just did a quick turn to check what JJ was looking at. It’s obvious to me that it’s unnecessary to try to remember the plate number of the car. Nice name!