Had to leave mum one day earlier than normal, because of Bodil’s funeral on Tuesday – and what more suitable than chose color; Blue, for my color mission. Was surprised how much blue there is around us – mostly in clothes and cars, because demin is blue, but I cut that out and also the private cars … it has to be a challenge for me while doing it.
It rained when I travelled to mum on Saturday, but on Monday it was full summer again – my the rain jacket is probably 25 years old and navy blue so I chose that as my first object …. And the sea of course when my journey started in Simrishamn – the photo is taken just outside the entrance to where my mum’s “house” and opposite mum’s apartment I saw this blue patio umbrella.
Walking down to the station I came across those fantastic blue doors, a blue truck, beer can (I put in the waste bin), a stack of pallets with a couple of blue pallet and a blue plastic container in a corner.
At the station there was one the taxi in, not very often that happen, love their logo with the fishing boat, so pretty and in blue writing – Österlen is what the corner of Skåne where Simrishamn is the main county seat is called – the corner are famous for fishing, apple farming and the yearly apple picture, it goes up next weekend.
A cross the street from station are the police station and their shield is very blue – at the library I catch the terrible blue curtains. Around the station I found a vesper, waste bin with blue lid and on the information board there were some information about travelling to Denmark with a beautiful blue picture from Nyhavn in Copenhagen.
In the last minute I notice a building on the other side of the street with blue hand rails and door mate. Not one blue flower in sight – but I saw only one bunch of sloe (I think it’s???!!), they were all picked.
In Lund between bus and train – as I step off the bus I saw the sign at a travel agent with two airlines logs, SAS and KLM – both in blue. Couple of guys in blue had been to the government owned liquor store, Systembolaget, could see that on theirs blue plastic bags. All station watches has blue frames in Lund, a young girl opposite my platform had a blue sweater, blue sign in between the rails – a cargo train passed with some metal tubs with blue ends – aboard the train I found blue in the front of a soft drink wending machine and with some blue buttons too. The seats are in blue leather aboard “Öresundstågen” – and in Landskrona the towns flags were welcoming me home with blue in their crest – blue button for wheelchairs and buggies on our buses – so the driver know to lower the bus so they can enter the bus much easier through the middle door.
And of course the sky was blue – on my own backyard I found 2 objects too … and my mission was done, I was home!
“There is no blue without yellow and without orange”
Vincent van Gogh
Who is Lars-Erik Larsson ????
Lars Erik Vilner Larsson (1908 -1986) born, lived and died in Skåne.
A Swedish composer. The man behind one of my favourite classical pieces: Pastoralsvit Op.19 – The Pastoral Suite Op.19 and the Romance from that suite. He wrote it in 1938 .
He wrote music for piano, camber music, symphonic orchestra and saxophone/symphonic orchestra. He was very productive – also wrote music for theatre, cinema and broadcasting
“Larsson’s most important symphonic works are his three symphonies for full orchestra:
• Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 2 (1927–28)
• Symphony No. 2, Op. 17 (1936–37)
• Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 34 (1944–45)
Other works for orchestra:
• A Winter’s Tale (En Vintersaga), Op. 18 (1937–38)
Larsson also wrote a “Sinfonietta” for string orchestra and a popular Little Serenade for the same medium. The Violin Concerto, Op. 42 (1952) is another important work, as is the opera “Prinsessan av Cypern”. text –en.wikipedia.org
I can’t find a track on “soundcloud” with Pastroal Suite – so I have turned to YouTube and found this wonderful video. Enjoy!
The Romance from the “Pastoral Suite” is the music piece that I want to be played when I reached the finale stop of my journey.