i’ve come to the realization that most of my sweden photos from this summer’s trip fail to capture very many city buildings. maybe last year’s didn’t either, i can’t remember.
a couple of drama queens from our walk along monteliusvägen – a charming woodsy path along the cliffs of södermalm. it’s about 1/4 of a mile long and terribly beautiful. the views over stockholm are fabulous and the fact that you’re in mikael blomkvist’s stomping grounds adds to the excitement. i recommend an evening walk in a wind or rain storm for best effects and fewer peeps. because let’s face it, fewer peeps is the only way to roll.
last summer when i stayed in the neighborhood, i had the luxury of strolling along the path many times.
in my last post, or maybe it was the one before that… i mentioned how good it is to return to a place. each visits allow one to become familiar with the nuances of a place. now i’ve stayed in 3 different neighborhoods in södermalm. i love that. maybe next time i will choose another island to hang my hat. there are 13 others from which to choose after all!
when i flew home the plane’s route took me over norway, iceland, greenland, and the vast arctic ocean. snowy peaks, ice sheets, glaciers, and the bluest water.
from my window seat 35,ooo feet above the earth i was transfixed.
i love this photo taken out of the window of my bedroom. i return to it often. our apartment had the most comfy beds! i’ve put a link to it here under the PLACES I’VE STAYED category in the pulldown menu of TRIP REPORTS in case you’re interested in renting it for yourself. my review is very honest, which means everything wasn’t perfect, but i enjoyed it enough to stay again, and recommend to others. i try to be as honest as possible when i leave apartment reviews because i do so for future renters, not the owner. i really appreciate knowing all the details when i scour the rentals looking for my next getaway. and of course i am not compensated for any of my referrals.
i’m officially done with my travel journal and will start posting those pics v. soon!
sister and i are facetiming this evening for an art session and i’m planning to paint some photos i took of impressionist portraits from the tiny huntington exhibit van gogh & friends. i was there for a long walk this morning and decided to walk through the exhibit since i was still there at 10:30 when it opened.
OMG! has officially reopened for registration (self-paced now) and it’s 20 buckeroos off until midnight monday. i meant to mention it before now, but i’ve got summerbrain. anyway, everyone’s doing tremendous work in the class. the facebook group is still hopping. such a lively group of painting peeps!
keep me posted on your shenanigans!