So after pisting down Romme Alpin I stop of at one of the towns on the side of the road, and this is Såler about 20min form Romme
couldn't be more different than Avalon :-)
I thas a lovely charm to it I find
And what is it with that brown colour, you see it everywhere, any swedes, feel free to fill me in here, why all the same colour ?
at the end of the road
Cute, I can just imagine it in summer, green gras and probably 2 apple trees with bright red apples
Wonder if that's the husbans shack at the back of the house, has a chimney, so there is fire, so a lot of time spent in there :-)
how nice is this place loving the details would love to have a coffee in here and check out the place, bet you it would be full of wonderful details, character
here's a scary pic of me earlier ( so was not going to put this at the top of the post :-)
This is when I had been ski-ing for about 2 hours, I was so cold, I had to rent some ski boots ( not the best ones ) and I could not feel my toes at this stage, and my beard, hahaha, my beard, when I went inside a restaurant to warm my feet up, my beard had big cluster of ice balls stuck in there, so funny, reminds me of this shot from a few years ago in Austria and the comment Bryan Boy wrote, lol driving back to Stockholm now.
Wanted to shot you all the snow, and how it is still in all the trees, as it is so cold, it's just frozen to the trees, the leaves, the branches the trunks
wishing I had a bath to jump into when I get back to hotel, it's going to have to be a long shower instead.
( or coming home to one of those cute wooden homes, with a home cooked Jacqui meal and one of those claw foot baths set up in front of open fire, nice, next time :-)
I'm such a bad friend today, my Swedish friend, Olof, from Scandinavian Press Room, yesterday organised for me to go with him and his partner on a boat cruise to go and see some of the archipelago, boat leaves at 12, no problem I told him, all I have to do is pick up hire car before as they close at 1pm, so will get it at 11 and be ready at hotel at 11:30. Fast forward to next day 11:10 when I'm busy getting an edit of photos ready for MFF when I see the time, major freak out, so call Olof, race out the door to walk to central and ge the car, needles to say, even though Olof managed to get the captani to hold the boat for 5 min, I was 2 mintutes too late, damn, and turns out there was a really good lunch on board as well.
Anyway we meet up after for a drink, late lunch, dinner for me, as I ended up running around trying to find a battery for my transmitter and a cable. And I still need to take some shots of the exhibition, here's the shot of Zuzanna wearing Dolce, at the elevators , love the colours opening photo in the restaurant it's a bit crazy busy in here, totally booked out and I'm not getting the right angle with the reflections of the red lights, ok, so will do it in the morning instead when the main lights are not set on moody :-) Berns hotel, does not look like much from here, but so centraly located and so so nice inside better view and right across the parl/road, Olof shows me this palace,story is , some lady built it years ago ( I'd say more 150 ) and started collecting things, clothes, furniture etc... so it;s like an antique museum now, left the way she left it all these years ago, but we are not going to check it out now ( and strange I never saw this before and it is just across the road ) Olof takes me to Cafe Riche, and he knows everyone here, so even though it is busy we get a table and I have traditional Swedish meatballs ( yes Jacqui, way better than those ones we had in Sydney last time :-) Then after dinner back to my hotel, it's only just after 6 pm, but I'm off to bed, getting up super early tomorrow.
When I arrive at Berns hotel, there's already a big box waiting for me, can;t tell but box is 1 meter by a meter and a half nice big poster prints mounted on 10mm polyboard inside the box. Now trying to work out which photo to put where, 10 of these photos will be hung inside the main restaurant which is a beautiful old room with massive chandeliers you can see the room in the mirror a little, but yeah, crappy phome cam photos, was too busy to gt camera from room, as we were on a time limit to set up the photos before lunch service starts, all good :-) First photo is up, thanks to the fast help of Omar the hotel maintenance guy right on queu jus as we finish putting up the 10 photos, another 10 prints arrive for inside the lobby and reception area of Berns Hotel woauw, this print turned out so well, thanks to Andreas from Stockholm's pro center printing Big print, little man in mirror :-) Zuzanna wearing Dolce near the elevators One isde of the restaurant, will come back later and take some real photos