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Old ferry harbour in Malmö

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.
The restaurant boat Prince Bernhard reflected in the water of Malmö Harbour in 2010.

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.


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Winter on Kungsgatan


Kungsgatan winter 2012
Kungsgatan winter 2012

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.


Måkläppen in Falsterbo

A freezing november day we went to have a look at Måklåppen that is a seal reservation during the summer and only allowed to go onto in the winter.
A freezing november day we went to have a look at Måkläppen that is a seal reservation during the summer and only allowed to go onto in the winter.
In the southeastern corner of Sweden there is a reservation for seals. You are only allowed on the premises during the winter so we went there in december 2014. It is called Måkläppen and lies in Falsterbo in Sweden.