Archive for June, 2011

Midsummer in deserted Stockholm

Friday, June 24th, 2011

I have always loved Stockholm as it is in the summer, abandoned by most of its inhabitants. It is difficult to understand why others seem to prefer an existence in a country cottage or a sailing boat, while the parks and gardens of the city are left to lavish their abundance on nobody. Swedes entertain at their most intense in the summer, cooking on primitive stoves and making do with outdoor dishwashing, while their verandas and balconies back home rest in solitary silence and the plants go to seed.
Personally, I love wandering the quiet streets, for once enjoying the luxury of deliberately chosing the shady side, away from the sun. Sitting reading on a bench under the leafy canopy of the chestnut trees at Katarina Kyrka cemetary. Wandering along the quays … It’s all mine now for a month or so.

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Friday, June 24th, 2011

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