Thursday Thoughts – A Story of …Love

In Vilnius I saw this young couple coming out of a church. They did not hold hands. The young lady was holding her dress instead. He was walking casually right behind her.

In one of the old city’s most famous spots, they were photographed.

They looked so young…yet I believe they had known each other for a while. No infatuation shining, no signs of being ”in love”. I watched them silently walking down the street – no sign of guests or friends. Still not holding hands. Half an hour later we saw them sitting on a bench in the square, munching some fast food and watching the air balloons sailing across the sky.

I wonder what they were thinking. I wonder about their lives and their future. I would have liked to listen to their story.

SL-WEEK 43: Wedding

According to Chinese tradition, the bride always wears red on her wedding day. So, for Sylvain Landry, this week’s wedding pictures come from China. Old tradition in the beautiful water city of Suzhou, and in the header, a modern couple walking the Bond overlooking the Pudong area in Shanghai.



#111 Gömma – Hide (327/365)

We visited a lokal minority on the Yangtse River, and they showed us how a traditional wedding was held. Here the friends of the bride hide their faces and cry for the uncertain future for the bride as a wife. The bride herself looks happy…

Vi besökte ett av Kinas många minoritetsfolk, här längs Yangtsekiang. Vi fick se hur ett bröllop gick till – hur brudens väninnor gömmer sina ansikten och gråter för brudens osäkra framtid som gift. Bruden själv ser glad ut…

# 32 Bröllop – Wedding (177/365)

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Today they finally said Yes in front of the Swedish people and the world – Our Prince Carl Filip and his Sofia! Congratulations!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

Last summer was – I think the most lovely summer I have ever experienced in Sweden. Warm, dry, sunny – soft water and light nights without stars. We stayed several weekends in late autumn in our summer house. which never happens ordinary summers. This September day I was walking the dogs, heading towards the small fishing village nearby. On the bridge I met this smiling, happy couple, standing there, admiring the beauty of nature, before going to the church. They were filled with joy that day, and in that moment. I just had to ask for a photo – and of course they said yes (!) with all that light shining from within! So proud of each other and so much in love…

For even more joyous pictures,  – click here!