Me, Marianne and Sanna took a ferry to Latvia this tuesday and just got back.
Riga is not quite as depressing as Tallin, but not so far off either. It’s ok to visit, but nothing that I will long to visit again.
Falafel in Stockholm before department
This is Lotte. She is a bitch.
Photographing the photographer
No WiFi in the cabin
I already missed my bike
Looking at arriving passengers
Departing, there were a lot of seagulls
Nice Swedish spelling
Sisters in the sunlight
Sanna and me
Shopping cart race in the hallway
73SEK for instant mashed potatoes and dry chicken
Latvian carneval girls
Dusk over the baltic sea
On the way in to Riga
Frank after a short night’s sleep
Sanna newly awakened
Remains from the night before
The ferry terminal
Some bridge in Riga
Luxury apartments in Riga
Some wall and cannon in Riga
On the way to the terrible central market
Some bridge in Riga
Stockmann. The only place in Riga we found worth spending shopping time.
The old town in Riga. We think.
House of Blackheads to the left, occupation museum to the right
Some statue in front of the House of Blackheads
Ice cream tray for lunch
Bye bye ferry
Burger King breakfast in Stockholm
I just bought a scooter. A Gilera Runner SP50 from 2002.
It is nice. 🙂
Yesterday my old friend Dossen came to visit. After strolling through town, visiting comic book shops and having lunch, we later went to
Glen Miller Café together with Marianne.
The food was great (as always), the music (Sara Hedman Kvartett) was classy and temperature was high. We all had a good time, and later went back to my place and was joined by Fredde.
The photos below are from both mine and Dossens cameras (his is
way better), and I just had to do a photoshop version of something I have wanted to to for years: put a lightsaber in the hand Karl XIV Johan’s statue at Slussen, Stockholm.
Dossen at Taco Bar
Karl XIV Johan with a lightsaber
Gee.. love. 🙂
Sara Hedman Kvartett
Svante Söderkvist on contrabass, Sara Hedman on vocals
Marianne on wine
Adam Forkelid on piano
Gustav Nahlin on drums
Dossen at Glenn Miller Café
Sara Hedman Kvartett at Glenn Miller Café
He was just REALLY fast. 😉
Dossen and Frank
Dossen and Fredde
I have now moved the web server from my old VIA 800Mhz Win2k machine to the considerately faster
Raid Radio machine.
Hopefully, this will make the web server snappier and more responsive than the last one. If you come across any bugs or experience particular pages as slow, please
leave a comment and I will look into it.
Last week me and Marianne were in Strängnäs, just checking out the place. Later the first day we met up with Jens and Linda, who had taken their boat there the same day.
Hotell Rogge, where we stayed
Birds by the water
Roses in Strängnäs
View from Strängnäs windmill
The windmill of Strängnäs
Rune stones in the foundation is da shit!
Nice spelling on the cathedral door
The princess Isabella
A king’s armor
Strängnäs cathedral has a huge organ
Lots of details
The grave of Sten Sture the elder
I want my tombstone to look like this!
A bit of a contrast compared to the previous grave
-You’re going DOWN!
Balls to the wall, baby
From a distance, I thought this was a real bird
The grafitti is much nicer in Strängnäs than in Stockholm
Nice lake view
Here, fishy fishy!
These little men were placed all around Strängnäs
Nice glasses, huh?
Linda & Jens in their boat
The little fountain outside Hotell Rogge
Hedgehog hind leg in the top left corner!
Jens, ready for another day
Linda in the boat
Hey sis, check out the boat
Strängnäs, city of the yellow roses
Viking Special, the legendary kebab pizza thingy
Delicious! But even when splitting it on two, we couldn’t finish it