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Vrångö Beach

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Summer is here even in Sweden (not to be compared to my Hungary though where they have 40 degrees these days…)

Earlier I promised to go out to the beach in Vrångö island, so here you go, have a great time:

Vrangö Beach - 1. Photo: Andrea Gerak

More pictures here

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Gothenburg Southern Archipelago – 2

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

A terrific part of Sweden, had a short trip with a friend at these islands a few weeks ago. Come with us – if only through these pictures!

(I am not sure of the exact map locations of the photos, but it’s all around there)

Click on this photo to see more:

Gothenburg Southern Archipelago - 2 (1). Photo: Andrea Gerak

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Cherry blossoms

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Well, I am a bit late with this one, have a lot to catch up with, but I hope you enjoy a few pics of the cherry trees in Kungsträdgarden (click to see them all):

Stockholm by Andrea Gerak: Cherry blossoms


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Happy Easter!

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Spring at Stenhamra Stenbrott. Photo: Andrea Gerak

Wishing you a happy Easter and a happy Spring with this little recording I made yesterday, on an excursion at this beautiful place here, just outside Stockholm, at Stenhamra Stenbrott.

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Winter on the lake – 2

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

After being a bit sick and dealing with a lot of other stuff, back here with my blogs.

A little more snow & ice, before it goes away – but March in Sweden doesn’t mean spring, it is normally end of April when I put away my winter coat…

Continuing from last time when I showed you one of my favorite hiding places by the lake (this is from my Nature photo blog), now we actually go out to the open “water”:

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Some more gorgeous pictures, if you click on this one.

This is definitely one thing to do around Stockholm in the winter: walk on the frozen lakes – and even better, if you have a pair of skates…

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Bus trip to Björkvik – 1

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

It was such a gorgeous, sunny Sunday, although cold and also windy at times.

Originally, I thought I would go out to the Archipelago ang get some sea breeze, but instead I decided to take a shorter trip only and discover Viking Land a bit more.

So now I went all the way to the farthest tip of Färingsö island, to Björkvik. By the way, in Sweden there are 57 settlements with this name… you can identify this one by that it belongs to Ekerö municipality.

It’s a nice trip if you want to see more of the Stockholm area than just the city. Take the blue bus 176 from Brommaplan to the end station Stenhamra Solsidan, then change to the red 317. That one doesn’t have a busy schedule to say the least, but if you have no luck with catching a connection, you can walk one or two (or more…) stops, instead of waiting.

A good couple of pictures in my photo blog, click on this one:

Bus trip to Björkvik, winter (46)

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Winter on the lake – 1

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Oh yay, winter is here. there is a lot of fuzz about the weather in the media, chaos, havoc and all that reported – I would assume that the temperature and snow which is not even strange for Central Europe, shouldn’t be a problem in Scandinavia, and the public transport companies and so on should be well prepared to handle it, but it is apparently not so.

Or perhaps it is  only such a big deal according to the media – weather is always a good subject. Here, on one of the islands of Mälaren, I only experienced any problem on Friday early evening, when I had to wait 1 hour for the bus from Brommaplan.

Anyway, why not enjoy Winter Wonderland, if it’s here?

Friday was one very cold but gorgeous day out here in Viking Land. I simply had to go out to my hiding place by the lake.

On the way:

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At the lake:

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Saturday morning

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

I was watching the horses from the window, while listening to a few of my friends on All Aboard The Blues, (Vol.1) CD. Perfect!

Click on the link above to hear song samples while you are looking at the photos; you can hear some of the most splendid, Stockholm based international blues musicians: Big Walker, James Bradley Jr, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells or Brian Kramer.) Click on the photos to view them larger.

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Have a great weekend!

More Music:                       More Winter:                   More Viking Land:
Elisabeth Kontomanou at Huddinge Jazz 2010 - 6 Vasa museum, Stockholm Autumn morning - #1

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Dagmar’s visit

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

The storm Dagmar was very lovely to pay us a visit at Christmas. Can’t say that Swedish ladies are not friendly :-p

She was a strong one, it didn’t only leave houses in the North and West without power, but also here, a little bit outside of Stockholm… Just saying, in case you have not heard this from other news.

And as everything in my little stuga here in Viking Land runs on electricity, it was quite an adventure without heating, light, hot water, cooking or even boiling water…
Long live candle lights! Now that’s romantic, isn’t it?

To have some tea at all yesterday morning, I went over to the neighbors, to the ones I found home – it was anyway time for me to do a little introduction.

Opposed to where I was living for 4 years (in a big apartment house) where the only neighbors who returned my hello at all were foreign people and my only contact with the next door Swedes had to be to ask them at 2am on on weekdays to turn the blasting party volume down, and for one year in a villa area where the immediate neighbor would not return my hello or say anything to me at all when we met just outside the door – here this Swedish man and his lovely wife invited me for a coffee while my tea water was boiling on their fire stove, offered me to come over any time if there is a problem with the electricity or something so that I wouldn’t freeze, and we had a very nice chat.

Tack, Dagmar! You can go now.

And tack Thor & Kompaniet that the winter has been especially mild so far. And now this gorgeous sunshine – oh, wonderful!

Mellandagsrea for companies, here on my blog

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God Jul!

Monday, December 26th, 2011

My Christmas greetings to you

And some photos that I haven’t posted here (and can’t now, my laptop’s battery is dying and we have no electricity since last night’s storm…): First snow

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