In Stockholm Archipelago

Some time ago… it was an amazing sunny Sunday in Stockholm. The snow was melting and everywhere you could breath the crisp mesmerising atmosphere of early Springtime. It was a great chance for my first boat tour in the Archipelago.

Down here it is a video made of some images, which, during the navigation, my camera captured, both of the magnificent green nature landscapes of Stockholm Archipelago and of the beautiful architecture for company buildings and graceful family homes by the water, along the rocky coasts line. Enjoy it!

Låt oss fira hösten

Hösten är den andra våren när varje löv är en blomma.” – Albert Camus

Höstlöv

Glad Midsommar

Please, stay safe everybody and enjoy Summer days ❤

Affordable Art Fair in Stockholm

The Affordable Art Fair in Stockholm is a wonderful place for women, who are dedicated to art. Let’s celebrate them on this day. Looking forward to visiting the exhibition again some time.

“Love is anterior to Life, Posterior to Death, Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth.” Emily Dickinson

In the park and ornamental gardens of Drottningholm Palace

In the end Spring is right behind the corner again and if Sweden is in your plans, among your best preferred destinations for enjoying holidays, definitely, Drottningholm Palace and its fabulous Baroque styled gardens are worth a visit when you are in the nearby of Stockholm. It takes a very short trip to get there. As I already took chance of writing in the past about my visit to Drottningholm Palace, an exhaustive guided tour, run by well qualified staff, is highly recommended for those, who love to learn a bit more about history, art and culture of Sweden. By the lovely café in front of the palace, you may order a cup of warm coffee and perhaps a delicious cake and then sit by the mesmerizing waters for enjoying the beautiful landscape of nature, which is offered to you, and the sight of ducks and swans chasing each other. On the right side of the palace, follow the path that heads to the free entrance of the gardens. Have a dip in the wonderful architecture of the gardens, where the inspiration for French Baroque motifs comes from Versailles and Chantilly. Enjoy a long walk through the majestic gardens of Drottningholm Palace, explore the full area until you will be on the route for the stunning Lovö Nature Reserve.

Hymn to Nature

“Tree

There is no other way than to become more tree.

Make it up with the soil. The soil: eternally the same.

The stones the same.

The gravel the same.

Nailed for all time to this: immovability.

To move in the tree’s direction:

deeper down.

Can a tree that loves storms become a storm?

The tree can do no other than to rend its crown.

Be shaken through by cries

the tree the nailed-fast soughing

born to be tree

drives its longing inward

into the form of tree.

The dark-shadowed grows broader. Broad

the pillar descends and without vertigo sings greater

towards the cloud its heart of leaves

rest for all that travels

safety for birds and for the seeds

forever in motion

deep in its innermost wood.

There is no way than to become more tree.”

Solveig von Schoultz

The apple orchards around Gripsholm Castle

There is a wonderful flourishing nature around Gripsholm Castle. A good chance while visiting the castle, during Autumn season, is to enjoy the view of beautiful apple orchards in the area.