On the road to Viskafors

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The railroad broke down and I had to travel with the replacement bus instead which took forever. Here the bus is nearing Viskafors station to pick up more passengers on the road between Borås and Varberg. I arrived in Varberg just as the train I had planned to take pulled out from the station. Anyhow I got a good picture from the bus as is seen above. The picture is taken in August 2015.


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Venetian Carousel at Malmöfestivalen

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This picture is taken on the opening day of Malmöfestivalen August 10th 2018, the annual party in Malmö, that started in 1985. Passing by Gustav Adolfs Torg I saw that they had put up the venetian carousel again. They usually have it out at the Christmas Market.

I hope you enjoy the picture with the little girl climbing onto the carousel with the horses.

To see other pictures of a venetian carousel in the beginning of the 21st century look here and for another picture of a venetian carousel on Gustav Adolfs torg look here.


Bridge and pond at the temple area Tenryū-ji in Kyoto

 

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A treasured memory from one of my journeys to visit my son whom lived in Japan at the time. The picture is taken at the temple area  Tenryū-ji  in Kyoto in april 2013 and has been published on one of my other blogs. Tenryū-ji  is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Street view from Haltwhistle at the center of United Kingdom

DSC_2019A street view from the geographic center of the United kingdom in  Haltwhistle in northern England in april 2017 where we stayed when we explored Hadrian´s Wall in the spring of 2017.

To the memory of my husband who shared the journey with us and was the inspiration for the journey.

 

Bewcastle

At Bewcastle there was once upon a time an unusual Roman Fort that was octagonal in shape. Bewcastle Castle was built on the site of Roman Fort around 1092 and the ruins of the medieval castle can be seen close by the church of St Cuthbert’s . We also found a  broken Christian cross  the 7th or early 8th century with runes on it in the churchyard and a tiny museum  showing the history of the place.   The cross is the tall structure in the middle  of the picture.  The gravestones in the first row bears the name of Nixon, maybe a relative of Richard Nixon whose  ancestors came from this part of the world.

This was to us a journey of a lifetime. My husband suggested in the beginning of the 1980s that we should bike and camp along Hadrian´s wall but it never came to be. In 2017 I suggested we try the trip but this time in a rented cottage and by car. Many thanks to our son without whom this memorable journey wouldn´t have been possible. We saw all of the excavated big forts and much of the smaller remnants from Maryport in the west to Wall´s End in the east of Hadrian´s Wall.

To the memory of my husband who shared the journey along Hadrian´s wall in april 2017.

Pictures of ordinary places

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