Weekly Photo Challenge: 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.


30 av 365: 2 akter (stern)

30/365, snart 10 %… Akter kan även tolkas “handlingar”. Men eftersom jag älskar havet, har jag valt att tolka temat med en akter på en båt. En båt med underbar färg:)

Theme 30 of 365 in my photo challenge, soon 10 %… In Swedish the word “akter” also means “acts” in English. Though I love everything about the sea, I choose the interpretation “stern”. Amazing color on this boat:)


One Word Photo Challenge: Turquoise

One Word Photo Challenge: Turquoise– 

Please click the link above to read more about the challenge.

Turquoise is an awesome color, I have a photo that I love, one of my favorites. The water is all turquoise in this small lake in the Alps. The lake is called “Annecy Lake” and are situated beside the old town with the same name. An idyllic place, with breathtaking beauty. This photo gives me calm and makes me feel good. This is definitely a place I would like to visit again.

You can read more about my trip to Annecy by clicking this link.

Here is my entry:

Lake Annecy


Steam boats in Stockholm water

This post contains another portion of photographs from Stockholm, this time it is not street life, but Stockholm water.

Steam boats in Stockholm water

There are plenty of old steam boats in Stockholm, some of them is under recovering and others are in traffic. Just a few of them are real steam boats, most of them have a diesel motor instead of the steam generator. Most of the boats today traffic different routes in the archipelago for example to “Fjäderholmarna” or Vaxholm”. Many tourists go with the boats in summertime, so does a lot of natives. There are boats heading to “Djurgården”, on that route there are a lot of people traveling all year.

Here you can see some photos from the dockside and also the Stockholm water front, I have focused on closing up on the boats. I love the old boats and all wonderful details.

I hope you found these boats as wonderful as I do, if you ever visit Stockholm these are definitely worth looking for.

A boat trip on the Grand Canal

We choose not to visit Venice city when we went to Lido de Venezia in July, because we had my children with us and also; 1: to crowded, 2: to hot… We come up with the great idea that we should on our return trip take the 40 min trip along the Grand Canal on a water bus (Vaporetto). We got to see a lot of beautiful buildings and small canals, without having to “fight” a lot of other tourists. I do recommend it! We did go for lunch at a place near the bus station before leaving for the airport. The pizzas was far more expensive than on Lido where we had spent our week…

Shortly after we took of, we got another Vaporetto in front of us.


This is a while before we entered the Grand Canal:


Some great houses in Venice, I love all kinds of houses and these are not to bad:-)


Of course there was a lot of gondols, and these seemed to follow us…



I just had to put this small boat in my post. Well used, and not so much taken care of. This is taken at one of many “bus stops” on our way.


Passing the Rialto bridge, I choose a bit different perspective for my photo:


Just next to Rialto bridge there was a market place. Wonderful houses and some subtile play between lights and shadow on some of the walls. The window ledges was s part of that I think.


The next one I have posted before, but it really is a favorite that makes me dream away…


I will finnish this post with a few pigeons, drinking water, just next to the place we had lunch. Because, what is Venice without its pigeons?



Photos filled with peace and quietness. Something to look at and just dream away and relax for a while.

First one is from my favoritplace; The Annecy Lake in France:

Lac de Annecy

And well Annecy is called “the french Venice”, this shot is from a small island just across the sea from Venice; Lido: