This week SAS, our Scandinavian Airlines had a scandalous reception on a commercial video. They claimed that nothing special originates from Scandinavia. I disagree, Linné is irreplaceable.
Every year I take part in a Half Marathon in Gothenburg in Sweden which gives the opportunity to see something new. Kortedala is a suburb of Gothenburg in Sweden. There you find the Kortedala Museum which is a flat in a compartment building created in the 1950s with everything needed at the time: Shops, parks and playgrounds. After some years […]
In a quiet corner of the Gothenburg Art Museum, a statue of Victor Hasselblad, (1906-1978) a famous Swedish photographer and inventor of excellent cameras. He once travelled to the United States of America and was asked by a custom assistant at the airport if he had anything to do with the Hasselblad camera? “I am the Camera”! In […]
# 5 of a series on a trip to Sweden in May 2017 #1 The House of Emigrants #2 Two Old Town Centers in Sweden #3 Husqvarna Factory Museum in Sweden #4 The IKEA Museum in Sweden These articles can be read in any order and are small views into what can be seen in Sweden. All the places are […]
Those who stayed in Smaland Sweden in the difficult times in the late 1800s
helped to invent good quality things for the households which raised the living conditions in Sweden
#2 in a series on tour in Sweden in May 2017 In Sweden, many houses are still made of wood and are seen everywhere in the landscape. Homes in different colours often with white framing. The gardens have lawns and a few bushes or trees. In Denmark, we have a tradition of hiding our brick houses behind hedges. In the 1960s […]
#1 post on a series on Sweden This post is part of a series on a two-week long journey to Sweden in May 2017. My husband and I started in Gothenburg the fourth largest city in Sweden. I attended the world’s largest Half Marathon for the 12th time. We wanted to visit our son and family 800 km away […]
#WeekendCoffeeShare in Dianas’ Part-Time monster blog If we were having coffee I would tell you of these two new investments in health I don’t like to talk about it but my back has felt stiff for years due to a curvature of the spine or just a result of being born two months prematurely. I never wanted it to hinder […]
A dear family member in Oregon took part in an event in Oregon last week. When I saw the header picture I recognized the famous “Dalar horse”.
For my story about my relation to the huge Swedish furniture concern I wanted to find a special picture from an IKEA catalog from 1969. On the front page was a picture of a ship’s couch. The wooden shelves underneath the mattress was painted in a bright red shiny color and the mattress was covered with navy blue thick cotton material. […]