This summer we went to Lake Como for hiking and enjoying the lake:)
We stayed in a small village: Varenna from where it is possible to do several hiking trips. All trails is a bit demanding, its partly very steep but the views are, of course amazing.
On the first day we went on a boat trip cross the lake to Lenno. We took a small walk around the park surrounding Villa Balbianello. Here you can see the view from one point during the walk.
Later on during our week in Varenna we was hiking some harder trails. For example we walked above Varenna, passing the Castello di Vizio, ending up in a village called Bellano. Below you can see some views from that trip.
This summer we spent a week by the Como Lake in Italy. It offered different kinds of weather for us. Most of the days where sunny and hot, but one night we had a horrible thunderstorm including hard wind, rain and thunder… When we waked up the next morning the lake and mountains was all covered in moisture, it was really amazing to watch. We witnessed a scenery with clouds and haze in a wonderful mix.
I can see all weathers as beautiful in there own way, they are creations of natures great art:)
The view in the photo is from our apartment, situated above the lake.
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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.
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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.
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:)
Could the sea be more blue? View from a restaurant by the Mediterranean sea.
A barren place, where to cars where watching the sea:)
The sun is about to set behind the mountains, wonderful evenings here.
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…
The beach was surrounded by mountains, which was rather cool.
On the way back, we stopped by the Topolia Gorge. Nice to see but not so nice tor travel the small roads…
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:)
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The light is always stunning in the morning. But this photo from an early Paris morning is really special, Sacre Coeur from another point of view…
This photo of the famous church in Paris brings me great memories. Early morning and the whole family was strolling, first through the streets of Montmartre, up towards Sacre Coeur. In a small alley we spotted this wonderful view. It’s been a while now, and I really want to go back to Paris. But at the moment I can at least enjoy the photos from my last trip there:) You can find som more photos from Paris in another post: Back from my Paris trip.
I have longed for going to Cinque Terre for years and when I finally got to book my trip I was afraid that I was going to get disappointed. I have had some photos from the trip in previous posts, and I must say that this place was amazing! We was walking some of the hiking trails and the views was so beautiful. I’m glad we went there in September, it was a lot of people but we where told that there are many times more in the summer… We walked som of the more difficult trails and it was not crowded at all:D And there would not be place enough for that. Narrow paths…
I will start my story in photos with some details from the sights, colorful details. Next post will show some more of the views and villages. We stayed in the village called Monterosso, one of the larger of the five villages. I must say my favorite was a town called Corniglia, read more about it here.
Here you can find my earlier posted photos from Cinque Terre: Heights and Blinded.
Blinded by the sun in the morning. It was shining bright through the haze, when trekking in Cinque Terre, Italy. I have seen a lot of beautiful landscapes but this was really amazing. We had some hard paths but it was worth every step:) Read more about all the trails here.
Jag blev bländad av solen på morgonen när den sken genom dimman, under min vandring i Cinque Terre, Italien. Jag har sett många vackra landskap men det var verkligen något alldeles extra. Vi gick en del utmanande sträckor men det var värt varje steg:) Klicka på länken i den engelska texten för att få mer information om de vandringsleder som finns i området.
Södermalm is now a trendy part of the Swedish capital. A oas high above the rest of Stockholm. You can find nice walking paths with a view over the rest of the city. Old houses can be found everywhere and here is a lot of street life. The great thing is that you can also find a lot of flowers, gardens and nature, in the middle of the city:) If you like to sit in the street having a coffee while watching all the people passing by, this is the right place. I visited Södermalm yesterday, a sunny and warm day, we really had a great time walking around the area. I hope you will enjoy my photos from our trip.
I have been very busy lately… With my vacation:) I have had zero time in front of my computer, not too much time with my camera and a lot of time IRL. Fantastic and enjoyable, I think it is important to take care of the time of in ways that make us reload. It will soon be autumn and a lot of time for “cosy” evenings inside…
Today I visited Norrköping, my photos from that trip can be seen here: Covey View
I hope you enjoy that post. We are some bloggers from around the world that write on Covey view about a lot of different subjects, so please have a look and I hope you like it:)
This weekend I have been celebrating midsummer in Åland, an island between Sweden and Finland in the Baltic sea.
Åland belongs to Finland but the 95 % of the people on the island speaks Swedish as their native language. Like us in Sweden they celebrate midsummer in the lightest period of the year around 21st of June.
We are celebrating midsummer on a Friday, the date varies from the 20-25st of June. Celebrating midsummer have historic roots back to the 300-century and one reason to celebrate (historic) are the summer solstice. In the beginning it was a pagan feast which later on turned to a celebration of the birth of John the Baptist.
In midsummer today people have some huge parties and stays up almost the whole night to see the sun rise about 3 in the morning. There are also some decorations of a Maypole and a lot of singing and dancing. In Åland the Maypole looks a bit different from Swedish Maypoles which have a lot more leaves and flowers on them.
I spent the weekend in my parents cottage on one of all islands that Åland consists of. The cottage are situated in avery calm place, close to the sea (like almost everything are in Åland).
We also made some small trips, these photos are from Bomarsund, a Russian fortress from 1832. Åland belonged to Russia since the peace in Fredrikshamn 1809. Napier (France) attacked in 1854 to beat the Russians and the fortress was blown up in the end. The Russian then committed that they would never again have any military activity or bases in Åland.
We also visited Jan Karlsgården and the castle of Kastelholm, a museum and the only castle in Åland from the 1200-century.
Finally in our last day on our trip to Åland we visited Kärringsund. Wonderful archipelago with a lot of old boat houses. My kind of place!
This is my story from last weeks Paris trip. My first time in Paris and a wonderful experience, we had a great time. My goal for the trip was to take photos of things that not have been seen too much or to find some other perspectives of “known” sites or views. I am not sure I succeeded but I sure have a lot of memories in my photos.
We lived in an apartment in a very “noisy” part of Montmartre, just beside the Moulin Rouge. Our view from the French balcony offered a lot of people. I love to watch people in middle of their lives, on their way somewhere. I spent some time just looking down at our nearest street.
In our street (Rue Lepic), there where small shops for all kinds of things, one for fish, one for bread and so on. I bought some wonderful Pions in the flower shop.
I love roofs and rooftops, walls and windows. Here are some nearby views, also taken from our window;
I love the soft colors in grey, blue and turquoise, the red large advertisement makes a great contrast…
My mother enjoyed our view as well;
The garbage truck usually block the whole street, and sometimes causes some irritation…:)
Day two on our Paris trip we went for a trip to Tour Eiffel, something my kids wished for. There was so much people, and that is why we decided not to get up to the top… I took of course some photos, but I think I will show you my “best” perspective of that tower.
Living in Montmartre there was a lot of walking in that area, it is in some way like a small town in the countryside, some streets were empty. At the highest point in Montmartre is the church Sacré Coeur, we went there a few times and from there the view over Paris are awesome.
Finally here are some random street photos, I found Poppies, roses and a lot of pad locks…
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