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Naturally Sweden

November 12, 2019 1 Comment »

The fire crackled as Sofie put the juniper branch in the fire. This warmth was welcome on this damp, cool hiking day in Jämtland – the southern part of northern Sweden. We had been hiking for about 3 hours through the soft, spongy, treeless tundra towards the border of Norway. This stop for fika, otherwise […]

Take a Ride on the Longest Museum in the World

July 16, 2013 13 Comments »

I just spent 3 hours in the subway in Stockholm. No, it wasn’t stuck. No, I didn’t get lost. No, I wasn’t held hostage.  I actually spent 3 hours in the subway on purpose. When I scoured the internet and my AFAR phone app for ideas on free or cheap things I could do in […]

My Decisive Moment

July 11, 2013 6 Comments »

Photography quote

My mother has said that she could never pick a favorite among her children. This is the pretty standard reaction of most parents. And since I don’t have any kids, I luckily don’t have to deal with this dilemma or question. However, in some ways I could consider writing and photography as my kids – […]

One of the Most Important Creations of Modern Architecture

July 2, 2013 4 Comments »

When Skogskyrkogården was created at the beginning of the 1900s, it was unique and unlike anything ever seen before. Today, it is considered one of the most important creations of modern architecture. Skyscraper? Bridge? Memorial? School? Monument? Church? No….a cemetery. As soon as I heard that a cemetery was one of the UNESCO World Heritage […]