Archive for July, 2007

A long and winding tour

Friday, July 27th, 2007

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The cold baths in Varberg

We left Stockholm on a sunny Sunday morning – except for two sunsets, all the sun we have seen on this trip south. It feels a bit like a wet whirlwind. Two nights with friends in idyllic Brösarps Backar, one night in Malmö, one in Copenhagen, one in Varberg. However lovely, no place is at its best in driving rain… Now we have landed in Ă…mĂĄl, famous for the film “Fucking Ă…mĂĄl” which had to be retitled for other parts of the world. A pretty little town on the lake Vänern. But it is raining… I am here to read during the book festival Bokdagarna i Dalsland. (more…)

Winter in Ponsonby

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

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Calla lily, Ponsonby July 2007

I walked through the backstreets of Ponsonby yesterday. It was my favourite time of day, just before sunset. It had rained earlier in the day, but a hesitant sun had come out at the last minute. (more…)