Weekly Photo Challenge: details

Details

I have chosen to post a photo of a reflection in the water. The photo is taken an early morning. You can see some parts of a boat looking in the mirror:) You can also see the shadow of a life boy in the water. For more entries in the weekly photo challenge, please click here.

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Travel Theme: indoors

A nice cup of coffee -indoors

This year we spent Midsummer att Tullgarn Castle. The weather was warm but cloudy. We went for a walk in the wonderful surroundings and we found a conservatory where we could have some coffee. This was a lovely place to stay indoors when its less nice outdoors… love the windows, the plants and the art on the walls.

This post is an entry in travel theme, read more about it here.

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A week in Greece, spent on Crete

Beautiful Crete

Last week I went to Crete, to a small town named Kolymbari. We stayed for a week and the weather was warm and sunny. My favorite kind of weather:)

During the week we did a lot of swimming, walking and just enjoying the beauty of the small town.

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Nice view from the beach. The beach itself is not the strength of Kolymbari, its filled with stones and its a bit tricky to get into the water. But the views are amazing and we swim a lot in out pool:)

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Could the sea be more blue? View from a restaurant by the Mediterranean sea.

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A barren place, where to cars where watching the sea:)

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The sun is about to set behind the mountains, wonderful evenings here.

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I can’t help myself from wondering about the guests… The parking sign seems to be a bit newer than the house.

A trip to Elafonisi

We heard about the beach Elafonisi and decided to go there for a day. It was supposed to be something extra, like Cretes “Thailand”. It was really nice, soft sand but it was a bit windy. Still we enjoyed our day, a lot. The trip there was not so pleasant, going by bus on small roads in the mountains… We passed a tunnel through a ravine and the tunnel was hardly larger than the bus…

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Clear water:)

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The beach was surrounded by mountains, which was rather cool.

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On the way back, we stopped by the Topolia Gorge. Nice to see but not so nice tor travel the small roads…

Weekly Photo Challenge: look up

Look up

I have spent a week at Crete in Greece. Now I’m back home and ready for new challenges:) My photo this week is taken in the Topolia ravin. At this place I looked up and down… It was really  a lot of nice views there.

To see some more entries for this challenge, please click here.

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Travel theme: Exits

Where are the exits?

In my interpretation of these theme I use some photos taken in Norrköping, a town in Sweden. Here you can find a lot of interesting views and there is an old textile factory and other things in an area, which today, is a very popular place to stroll. I love the old buildings, the waterfalls and all the feeling of going back in time. Many great things to see and take photos of:)

If you wish to participate in Travel Theme and add your entry, please click here.

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Is this the way out of here?

 

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I might go upstairs…

 

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Finally:)

Celebrating Midsummer in a Royal environs

Midsummer – traditional celebration

In Sweden we have a traditional feast this time of the year -Midsummer. This years celebration was very nice. We went to Tullgarn castle, one of the Royal castles in Sweden.

There was all things needed, a maypole, dancing, live violins and picnic. The weather was fine, no rain but cloudy, no wind and a temperature at 23 °C. We enjoyed the celebration, the environs and the weather. The garden was wonderful and the sea views amazing. A great place to celebrate Midsummer:)

Below I show some photos from the environs of the castle, from the castle itself to the stunning views over the Baltic Sea. I hope you will enjoy:)

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The Tullgarn Castle

 

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Celebration including dance and maypole

 

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Detail on the castle

 

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View from the back of the castle

 

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Viewing the Baltic Sea

 

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Seaview

 

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View from the bridge

 

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Detail in the conservatory

Weekly Photo Challenge: curve

A natural curve shapes a heart

It took me some time to find a curve that I thought would make a great interpretation for this weeks theme. Nature is filled with natural curves, all shaped in artistic ways.

I found this leaf that is shaped like a heart, though it’s not all perfect but I think that makes it even mor beautiful. Our morning glories is growing all around, inside and outside, but I love them, I think they have the most wonderful flowers, and every day there are new flowers. The photo is taken while the early morning sun was shining through our window.

This post is my entry in the weekly photo challenge, for more entries, please click here.

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The story behind a door

What’s behind that door?

I guess this looks a bit odd, a door whit a huge lock outside. The house is a part of an old castle (Nyköpingshus) from the 1200 century and I think they just like to keep people outside, or what do you think? It certainly makes me curious…

This photo is an entry in the Discover challenge, for more entries, please click here.

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Hiking outdoors: Weekend recreation

Time for recreation and recovery

Last weekend we finally got out hiking, after a long winter. This winter I have been studying full time and working, also full time. That means hardly no time for recovery. I have been longing for some time of, and finally I have got it:)

We planned for a hike during to days on Sormlandsleden, a 1000 km long hiking trail in magic landscape. We brought a tent for camping and took of. Absolute, 100 procent freedom -for me. We crossed through the forest, passed near some cows in a meadow. The main part of this trail (we walked 18 km) was following the coast by the Baltic sea, which mean some awesome views.

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We found a calm and silent place to camp, far from the nearest house. Close to the sea and with a small beach just beside our camp site.

A calm evening, and we spent some time just relaxing and reading.

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The most amazing experience on this hike was waking up to a clear, blue sky. The only thing that broke the silence was some birds:)

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The weekend was awesome and we will do it again as soon as possible! Camping in nature brings magic to a tired soul:)