The postcard this week is from 2010 and the picture shows the restaurant boat Prince Bernhard reflected in the water of Malmö Harbour in 2010. This is the quay where the ferries for Copenhagen where moored in the days before the Öresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark. Sadly there are no ferries any more.
Walking on Drumsö – Lauttasaari on Maundy Thursday in 2016 I saw something odd on a roof of the little café by the road just before the bridge to central Helsinki. After all it was Maundy Thursday so what should you expect but an easter witch. These pictures are taken in Finland but they have the same traditions as Sweden. In Sweden children, mostly girls or almost always girls dress like the easter witch and go from door to door with a basket of candy. They often get a candy or a coin on their tour, much like children do on Halloween in countries that have that tradition. Well this witch sat still on the roof of the café with her broom and her black cat. Otherwise it was as you see a grey day and cold as well.
These pictures are taken on Drumsö or Lauttasaari in Helsinki in Finland and was originally published last year on From My Horizon in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Landscape. For the location look below on the map.
At first I thought this was giant graffiti but it is a part of the Osu Kannon Temple in Nagoya. Or more correctly the paintings act as a backdrop to the temple. The demon also stand guard as statues by the temple entrance. To see one of them look here.
Kungsgatan in the morning. The picture is taken in Malmö, Sweden. The picture has been published before on From My Horizon.
This is a memory from the winter of 2012. Mercifully we didn´t get many days of snow that year so most of the winter the ground was bare. In a poem scanian poet Gabriel Jönsson says that “Winter shows her grey cloth”. Freely translated from and perhaps incorrectly remembered, in swedish “Vintern hänger upp sin gråa räcka”. And Scania, the most southern county of Sweden, that once belonged to Denmark usually only have circa five days a year with snow so winter is a grey affair. As snow usually is so rare, the children go out with their toboggans as soon as the snow starts and use their sleds until the very minute the snow has returned to water.
The picture is taken on the boulevard Kungsgatan in Malmö, Sweden. The statue is of Flora made by Jonas Fröding. Flora originally had a flower in her hand but she has lost it.