Thursday, 29 June 2017

An Eurasier dog

Here is my portrait of a local Eurasier dog: 

A little background on the breed:
"Eurasiers originated in Germany in 1960, when the founder, Julius Wipfel, set out together with Charlotte Baldamus and a small group of enthusiasts to create a breed with the best qualities of the Chow Chow and the Wolfspitz. The initial combination of the breeds resulted in what was first called "Wolf-Chow" and then, twelve years later, after crossing with a Samoyed, was renamed "[Eurasier]" (Eurasian) and recognized by the FCI in 1973. Nobel Laureate Konrad Lorenz obtained a Eurasier puppy from Charlotte Baldamus, Nanette vom Jaegerhof, whom he called "Babett". He thought her character was the best he had ever known in a dog." (Wiki)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Dutch sail training ship Morgenster passing by in Öresund

The Dutch brig Morgenster was an imposing sight when it 
was sailing northwards in Öresund this afternoon: 

Morgenster has an interest history:

"The Morgenster (Morning Star in Dutch) is a sail training ship based in the Netherlands. She was built, as a herring lugger under the name De Vrouw Maria, in 1919. In 1927, she was lengthened by 7 metres (23 ft) and converted into a motor fishing vessel. She was renamed Morgenster in 1959 and continued to be used as a fishing vessel until 1970. After a period of use for sport fishing and in the pirate radio business, she was acquired by her current owners for conversion back to a sailing vessel in 1983. She made her maiden voyage as a sail training ship in 2008, having been refitted as a brig."  (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Swedish Coast Guard ship KBV 001 Poseidon in Öresund

Yesterday the Swedish Coast Guard´s KBV 001 Poseidon passed 
by on its way northwards in Öresund: 

Two years ago Poseidon was on duty in the Mediterranean

The largest rescue operation by the Swedish Coast Guard has them currently en route to Italy. On July 27, the Coast Guard vessel Poseidon Gothenburg was commissioned to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast, where many people in dinghies, small and rubber boats have recently been found trying to get from Africa to Europe. Poseiden encountered a small, open wood boat heavily loaded with people, including many children and women - two of whom are 8 months pregnant. Crew transported 353 of them to a boat with doctors without borders on board, then returned to rescue another 312 migrants. That’s a total of 665 rescued migrants now en route to southern Italy, which they hope to reach on July 29. To date, Poseidon, whose mission is to save the lives of migrants trying to get to Europe, has participated in 12 water rescues and brought 3539 persons to safety. The crew consists of 17 Swedish Coast Guard members, six Swedish police officers and an Italian liaison officer. (Nordstjernan)

Monday, 26 June 2017

Mölle by the Sea

Below are a couple of images from my recent visit to Mölle

Mölle has an interesting history:

"Mölle was a lively 19th century fishing village, some of whose stately buildings survive to the present. It was earlier and still is today an enclave of relatively affluent residents, who initially made their fortunes from fishing. There are extant two sizeable 19th century hotels, which are perched high above the harbour. Other historic buildings surviving are the 1910 Villa Italienborg, built by a scrap dealer whose architectural ideas derived from a visit to the Italian Riviera. Villa Africa is a two story historical residence erected by a Mölle sea captain to woo his bride to move from South Africa." --

"In the latter part of the 19th century Mölle was renowned as a center for erotic entertainment, especially mixed sex bathing (considered marginally scandalous in that era); thus it attracted visitors from throughout Sweden as well as various parts of Europe. There was even a weekly train from Berlin to Mölle up until the First World War."  (Wikipedia)

The Day of the Horse at Krapperup castle

Here are a couple of pictures from the celebration of 
the horse at the Krapperup castle yesterday: