Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Helsingborg Crematorium

The Crematorium in Helsingborg from 1929 in an architectural gem. It was designed by the Swedish architect Ragnar Östberg, who is perhaps most well known as the man behind Stockholm´s magnificent city hall.

The Ceremonial hall by architects Dan Rahmqvist and
Uffe Nilsson is a newer addition.

The gilded angel is by sculptor Ragnhild Schlyter.

Sculpture by Folke Truedsson.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The first Crocuses in the garden

The first Crocuses are always a wonder for me ... :-)

"A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace."
David Steindl-Rast

A white Avalanche rose

This beautiful white rose is called Avalanche:

More info about these roses:
"The Avalanche Rose was introduced to the flower markets in the year 2000. High class florists, floral designers and demonstrators think of Avalanche as an indispensable element in exclusive rose arrangements, displays, bouquets and venue decoration. Over the years Avalanche Roses have been growing in popular demand and are now commonly used for special occasions as wedding flowers, arrangements to celebrate a birth, anniversary bouquets, Mother's Day gifts or a dignified farewell at a funeral.
Avalanche Roses have a sturdy stem and are crowned with a large blowsy flower head that always opens fully. With a high petal count, long vase life and all year round availability it's no wonder that the majestic Avalanche Rose is the choice of royalty and celebrities."

Monday, 27 February 2017

Hiking boots

When you are walking a lot in nature and wilderness areas, you need good quality hiking boots!

The view over to Hamlet´s Kronborg castle

Hamlet´s Kronborg castle is always an imposing sight on the opposite side of Öresund: