A short trip this summer to Dunkers in Helsingborg – for Shaun Tan, our beloved, Australian illustrator of children’s books. On arrival, we found that the Museum of Failures also had an exhibition there. My (and my children’s) greatest admiration is his book and movie on ”The Lost Thing”. The exhibition of drawings and paintings […]Read Post ›
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Books or Paper
We wanted to visit the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, but it was closed and a veritable construction site. I was dying for a nice cup of coffee along with some cultural events…but the building seemed totally abandoned. Nothing wrong with a construction site…if you can find a place like this when you step […]Read Post ›
This is still one of my my favourite stories – (and favourite characters…) and so it was for my children as well. I guess most of you know them…? How do you remember their impact if you read them as a child?
Maybe you have heard of him…Arthur, the dog who crossed the jungle to find a home. I have followed his adventures ever since I first heard of him a couple of years ago. The Swedish multi sport team in Ecuador, trying to win the world championships. Instead the team leader, Mikael Lindnord, found that in […]Read Post ›
Our little town is right now the lucky host of the only exhibition of Carl Larsson’s art outside Dalarna and Sundborn. A visit to this tiny, but exquisite, exhibition was on the menue today. Our 39th wedding anniversary. Carl Larsson (28 May 1853 – 22 January 1919) was a Swedish painter representative of the Arts […]Read Post ›
For this week’s challenge, Krista asks us to show something that surprised us on “the road taken.” Many roads taken…but this road over the moors up to Heathcliff’s and Cathy’s Wuthering Heights really surprised me. We walked for hours, and the landscape was just as beautiful and haunting as in the novel…one of the world’s […]Read Post ›
In Umeå, where my daughter is studying, there is a 170 meter long glass wall in the railway tunnel (2012) decorated with some 30 quotes from the works of author Sara Lidman (1923-2004)- Lev!(Live) She was born in the village Missenträsk and raised in the Västerbotten region of northern Sweden. She studied at the University […]Read Post ›
Repurpose – a good thing to do! My daughter´s remake of an old Encyclopaedia Britannica. She knows my love for books and would never dream of throwing away any kind of book.