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Sunday, December 31, 2006

New year's piglet

After Cow Parade, now there is Pig Parade in Stockholm: they put a lot of pigs in shop windows. This one is from a jewellery shop:

I don't know how it is here in Sweden, but in Hungary pigs (especially young ones) are traditional symbols for New Year, believed to bring good luck.

So I wish you a very lucky, happy, successful New Year!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Sweet days

In front of the windows of the beautiful department store NK (last picture in this post) there is a big crowd all the time these days. Of course, for mainly the kids want to know how are the pepparkakor (gingerbread biscuits) are made. This yummy stuff is the absolut #1 must of the season. When you go in a shop, be it the shoemaker at the corner, on the counter you would find an open box of pepparkakor, for you to enjoy.

So, here is how it is made.

Little people (most probably elves, but it's not been verified as of yet) are harvesting the ingredients

They take them to town, to Pepparkakeland

Here we are in the factory: important ingredients of pepparkakor are milk, Christmas peace, sugar, syrup - stored in the big containers

Decorating and packing the ready pepparkakor


Pepparkakor to every corner of the world!

A bad shop

In the afternoon, I went to swim with my husband and this is what we could see there:

It's not too bad...
Of course, in Swedish, it means "Bath Shop" :-))

Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas tree

The Christmas tree of Stockholm

Merry Christmas everybody!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Shots from the subway

That's what you can see while travelling with the subway (T-Bana, Tunnelbana) in Stockholm.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Christmas lights in Stockholm

You will see even constructions sites decorated...

Christmas market in Gamla Stan (Old Town)

Cinnamon sticks for sale

Window display of the huge department store of Stockholm, NK

Monday, November 27, 2006

Days are getting shorter

I took this photo in the Northern part of Stockholm, on 10th of November, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon

Southern Stockholm, 27th of November, 2:41 pm

Same day, 13 minutes later

29th of November, 3:07 pm

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Foggy afternoon

A foggy Saturday afternoon in Alvsjö

A few of these are there to slow down the traffic

A house number

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

October walk in Stockholm - 1

On the first Saturday of this October, me & my husband had a walk of 4 hours (including a little coffee break...) I took loads of pictures, here's the first few.

That's where we started

Getting ready for the winter - boats at the island called Langholmen
Featured on Travellerspoint

Vasterbron, Stockholm's biggest bridge

Vasterbron, already from the other side

Monday, October 16, 2006

Friday evening program...

Friday evening program for a dog, in front of the Kungshallen

And for humans, Kungshallen is definitely a great place to go if you want to eat really good food for reasonable price. One of my favorites!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Foggy morning

This is what I saw from my window today:

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Golden Royal Castle

On a September day

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