Posts tagged ‘Sweden’

March 14, 2012

on the road: göteborg

by kmcopeland

Back in January, the Swede and I visited Göteborg, a town north of Malmö on the west coast of Sweden. Everyone talks about how it combines the best parts of Stockholm (the beauty) and Malmö (the working class vibe), so it’s been on my “to visit” list pretty much since we moved here a year ago. And even though it coincided with an unexpected work assignment due on Sat. at 1 pm and an even more unexpected a snow storm, it was a lovely weekend.

On Friday we saw Anna Ternheim in concert. She’s touring for her new album, which is amazing, and the concert was one of the best I’ve ever been to. If she comes to your neck of the woods, go. Saturday’s snow storm put a kink in our plans for a walking tour of the city. But Larssons don’t quit. We drink (all day). Our tour took us to a couple of very cool places – the Öl Cafe by Järntorget, a cute bar in Haga, and Hagabion. It’s definitely a city I look forward to visiting in the summer because, let’s face it, everything in Sweden is prettier in the summer.

June 7, 2011


by kmcopeland

This might answer the question of where I’ve been! Friends came to visit from the US and we traveled around Sweden, hitting Stockholm, Kalmar and Karlskrona (a new favorite).  We had ourselves a good ol’ time. I thought I’d share some random snapshots taken with my iPhone while I work up a for realz post.  Enjoy!



April 27, 2011

wishful wednesday [simply swedish]

by kmcopeland

This wishful wednesday is a 2 room apartment in a lovely neighborhood of Malmö, for sale here via Bolaget. It’s Swedish simplicity at it’s finest.

April 25, 2011

take five [a swedish easter]

by kmcopeland

This weekend, I was out and about enjoying my first Swedish Easter. With temperatures above 60 degrees, it was also my first taste of Sweden in the spring! It was a lovely weekend, so I decided to share some of the photographs the Swede and I took.

  1. I love the Swedish tradition of tying feathers to plants to celebrate the start of spring
  2. We took in some art in Konstrundan (“The Art Trail”), a huge art exhibit that takes place on Easter weekend every year in Österlen (an area of southern Sweden). Artists open up their studios and people come from all over to tour the countryside, look at excellent local art, and enjoy the beginning of spring weather.
  3. A breathtaking sunset in Österlen, shot from the road!
  4. Tulips in Malmö
  5. Delightful chocolate cake with a hint of orange, baked by Henrik’s mom
April 20, 2011

wishful wednesday [österlen]

by kmcopeland

The Swede’s stepdad’s band is recording a new jazz album, and since the Swede is their photographer for this project, we went to the recording studio to take some pictures. The studio was in this guy’s (actually a famous Swedish sound technician named Ola …) old house in Kivik, a small town on the east coast of southern Sweden. He and his wife have bought this old run down schoolhouse and are slowly fixing it back up. Sadly, we didn’t get any pictures of the place because we were in a big hurry and only had time to photograph the band.  What we did get, however, was a serious case of the “we need to buy an old house in the country and fix it up” bug. Because we have just bought a new flat, this is obviously not something that will happen immediately. But we have both agreed that sometime down the road, that would be a lot of fun.

Until then, I will satisfy this desire by stalking villas on Hemnet. For today’s wishful Wednesday, I give you a 140 square meter villa in Hammenhög that’s being sold to the tune of 4.7 million kronor (roughly 700,000 USD). You can read more about it (in Swedish) and/or buy it here.

February 8, 2011

Blue skies

by kmcopeland

Someone in a position of considerable power must have read yesterday’s post. Hello sun!

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