25 December 2010

Dead Swedes' Society

To end the blogging of 2010 we would like to take a retrospective look at the year that passed - in particular which famous Swedes' tombstones we have seen throughout the year.

It started last winter when we went on a day-trip to Skogskyrkogården ('the Forest Cemetary') and found the stone pictured above...

...and continued when we had part of our summer vacation on Fårö. The most famous person to have ever lived on Fårö is of course also buried there. Our readers may notice two familiar names on the stone above, so we would like to point out that the Ingrid buried on Fårö was Ingmar's wife, while the more famous Ingrid is buried in Norra Begravningsplatsen ('the Northern Cemetary') near the Karolinska Institutet in Solna:

When we were on Norra Begravningsplatsen this past fall we naturally also had to see the tombs of some other very famous Swedes (click on the image for a larger version):

Gustaf af Geijerstam might not be nearly as famous as August Strindberg but they are said to have been friends - and we think his stone is pretty cool.

21 December 2010

Happy Solstice

We would like to wish all of you a very happy solstice!

20 December 2010

White Christmas anticipated

By now we are feeling pretty confident that we will be able to celebrate a white Christmas in Stockholm this year: it has been snowing most of the weekend that just passed and the forecast promises temperatures below -10 C most of this week.

04 December 2010


As we said: It is winter! There was drifting ice on the water between Lidingö and the mainland on December 1st.