Tourist in my home town, walking by our old castle

Today I took some time to refuel in the middle of the day. It’s hard staying inside studying all day when the sun is shining outside.

I went for a few hours walk in my town and looked at the miracle of spring. I experienced so much beauty. It’s good to look at familiar things from a strangers perspective.

I walked by the small river and passed the castle, which is from around year 1300… The sky was incredible blue, I love when the sky is blue! I passed small houses, water and flowers, a great path to walk.

By the way, I took some photos on my walk and I hope you can see some of the beauty in my small home town:-)

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Sörmlandsleden; hiking trail with a view

Time for another stage on the hiking trail Sörmlandsleden

This time we chose a hiking trail close to the Baltic sea. We started walking close by the water from the small village “Nävekvarn”.

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Waiting to go out to the sea
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A small shore beside the hiking trail

Then we came to some smaller climbs which we had to climb to be able to enjoy the amazing views from above.

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View over the Baltic sea
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View over the Baltic sea

The hiking trail are prepared with some fire places, seats and also some windshields. We did not need any windshield this day, but it was nice to take a break by the sea and have some food and to dive into the water:)

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Dive in to the water feels nice
Wild flowers by the sea
Wild flowers by the sea
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Time for dinner?

Our walk continued into the forest… I must say the first half, by the sea was the nicest stage of this hiking trail. But I think the forest are a calming and nice place to be so it was absolutely OK to go that way. There are always the possibility to turn back and walk the same way, but I am glad we did not. This way we where offered a great variation in views and experiences through our day.

For more i formation about “Sörmlandsleden“, please click on the link.

The snow keeps falling

For the third day this week the snow keeps falling on us… There also is a strong wind so we have a lot of snow in some spots, and less in others. Outside my door there have been a lot. The photos in this post is taken on lunch time this Tuesday, and well we have got some more since that. I will try to capture the result in the weekend when, I hope, the snowing has stopped.

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I went for my lunch walk and wonder who made these traces?image

Still I do believe that it is very beautiful outside right now, the sun really are welcome even if it is just for a short moment.image

As you can see on this small path there is some wind outside these days…image

 

Walking around Lido

During the week in Italy we lived in Lido de Venezia, a small island just across the water from Venice. It was a nice experience, not so many tourists and some great thing to see. Even here there was some smaller channels, like this one:

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I just love the great colors at the boats and the water, this one has some really great contrasts:

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During the walk we passed through some lovely details like this tap:

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I sort of love this kind of deserted industries. Something sad over it but still some great structures and character. And with all that green it gets a good photo:)

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Finally I always shoot photos of houses… And rooftops:) This is the view from our hotel, a lovely view if you ask me! I can hardly believe, now in the winter that the sky can actually be like this…

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In my next post there will be some photos from the Vaporetto boat on our way back home, photos taken in Venice.