A treasured memory from one of my journeys to visit my son whom lived in Japan at the time. The pictures is taken close to the temple Tenryū-ji in Kyoto and has been published on one of my other blogs. Tenryū-ji is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
On May 1, 1973, there were several May Day demonstration with several participating organizations. I came to photograph one of them.
The demonstration began at Drottningtorget, went up Östergatan and then turned into Djäknegatan with a detour to Gustav Adolfs torg and then they returned and went over Amiralsbron on Amiralsgatan as far as Bergsgatan. There the demonstration followed Bergsgatan towards the final destination at Möllevångstorget.
The picture shows the demonstration walking on the bridge Amiralsbron towards Möllevångstorget. To see more pictures from demonstration in the early 1970s see my project site I made when participating in a course in digitalization.
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.