At the moment there is a lovely art exhibition of Swedish contemporary art, The Gannevik Collection, at The County museum.
At the end of August I went some 100 km south of Jönköping, to attend a a concert at Lekaryd Church, outside Alvesta. Linda Pettersson, an amazing jazz singer and artist, together with fantastic guitarist Krister Jonsson were performing. This was one of the better concerts I ever been to!
I wish more people would discover this brilliant music! Please check out the amazing album Remembering (at Spotify).
This summer season I have been walking quite a lot! A couple of times I visited the lovely island Visingsö. I love the landscape on this island!
A couple of weeks ago I walked the Stråken trail, around the lake Stråken, in the Mullsjö area. At half distance I sat on a stone by the lake shore, having greek salad, some bread and later coffee. An interesting mix of Greek food culture and the lovely Swedish nature at it’s best!
As a title for this amazing photo festival I like to put the classic Swedish proverb: “Do not cross the stream for water”.
Since a couple of years there is a new fantastic photo museum in Stockholm, Fotografiska, where a lot of amazing photographers work have been exhibited. But I would like to add: since a couple of years there exist an amazing photo festival in Mullsjö, the Nordic capital of photo! So for a person like me, who lives 30 minutes by car from Mullsjö, I do not need to travel all the way to Stockholm to view world class photo! At least not in the beginning of June!
Another meaning of the above proverb is that there exist some amazing photographers in the neighborhood! For example Örjan Henriksson, Mullsjö. His exhibition show interesting photos of residents from Mullsjö, people that for some reason has caught his interest! So for this exhibition he did not walk far for the motives!
After passing the curve in Panathinaikon Stadium a tunnel come visible, which look exciting and mysterious. At the end of the tunnel you reach several rooms, possible a building, probably called House of Athletics. In one room there are the official poster for each Olympic Games since 1896 and forward. Also the used torch on each games can be found there. Beside being museum there are changing rooms for the athletics.
Close to National Garden is the famous Panathinaikon Stadium where the modern Olympic Games started year 1896. I decided to get inside this time. It was cool, and also to see small school children doing sport at the stadium.
After Syntagma I thought it was time for relaxation in the National Garden.
Monday morning I had a few hours for sightseeing in central Athens. I started to walk towards the famous Syntagma square.