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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

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