Saturday, 30 December 2017

Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year 2018!

"Paradise" plate made by Finnish artist Birger Kaipiainen.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Hittarp tonight

This was the view from the bathing pier tonight: 

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

The best Christmas dessert

Zotter pralines and Bols liqueur is my favourite Christmas dessert ... :-)

Monday, 25 December 2017

My Christmas cherub

This cherub from Austria is one of my favourites, particularly for Christmas: 

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Our Christmas ham

Traditional Finnish style Christmas ham:

My favorite Christmas decorations

These hand made Christmas decorations are among my favorites: 


Merry Christmas to all visitors!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Three pictures from From Helsingør

Today I visited the historic town of Helsingør, on the opposite side of Öresund

Kronborg castle

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Zotter chocolate pralines

Austrian Zotter makes excellent organic chocolate pralines.
 Here is a selection of the most recent ones I ordered: 

Monday, 18 December 2017

Portrait of a Cree Indian

This portrait of a Native American Cree was published in
 the Finnish book "Maapallo" (volume 4) in 1925. 
Coloring by me. 

New York´s Trinity Church by night (1920s)

This picture of New York´s Trinity church by night was published in the book 
"Maapallo - Pohjois-Ameriikka" in 1925. (My colouring.) 

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Saturday, 16 December 2017

December flowers

Yesterday I found Snapdragons and some other flowers still surviving snow
 and cold spells. The last brave ones here in Hittarp ... :-)

Horse and handler

Horse and handler in Fredriksdal.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas village

In a street corner in Viken you can each year enjoy watching a nice Christmas village. 
Below is a detail of this year´s village: 

Last night it snowed

For the first time this winter, we got quite a lot of snow last night: 

Monday, 11 December 2017

At the Fredriksdal Christmas market

My pictures from the annual Christmas market at the Fredriksdal
open air museum in Helsingborg

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The "official" Christmas tree in Helsingborg

The city of Helsingborg takes pride in always erecting a beautiful Christmas 
tree on the main square. This year is no exception ... :-)

Monday, 4 December 2017

December afternoon in Helsingborg

This is the dark season in Scandinavia. Fortunately there are nice
 Christmas lights in Helsingborg that brighten up the scenery ... :-)

Our daily bread

Our daily bread, baked in Helsingborg ... :-)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Two Grey seals

These two Grey seals were resting on a rock yesterday afternoon here in Hittarp:

Portrait of German Emperor Frederick III

This portrait of German Emperor Frederick III, colored by me, was published in the book "Världens Hufvudstäder" in 1892.

"Frederick III (German: Friedrich; 18 October 1831 – 15 June 1888) was German Emperor and King of Prussia for ninety-nine days in 1888."
" Although celebrated as a young man for his leadership and successes during the Second Schleswig, Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars,[2][3] he nevertheless professed a hatred of warfare and was praised by friends and enemies alike for his humane conduct. Following the unification of Germany in 1871 his father, then King of Prussia, became the German Emperor. Upon Wilhelm's death at the age of ninety on 9 March 1888, the thrones passed to Frederick, who had by then been German Crown Prince for seventeen years and Crown Prince of Prussia for twenty-seven years. Frederick was suffering from cancer of the larynx when he died on 15 June 1888, aged fifty-six, following unsuccessful medical treatments for his condition." (Wikipedia)