We had the most fantastic weather now for a full months … now!
Yesterday there were loads of visitors here in Landskrona, first of all our Photo Festival that goes on for the full weekend and then we had the yearly “Landskrona Citadelloppet”, either 5km (3.10 miles) or 10km (6.21miles) on Saturday. You can walk or run .. doesn’t matter. A mini marathon, but it attracts loads of people and of them families .. with children in all ages. Very popular.
And the sun was very generous … it was very warm.
I was up early, because on Friday evening a disaster happen – coffee all over my 6 months old notebook. It don’t response on anything .. so I had hand it in to my computer guys, but I doubt they can save it. Don’t have a clue how all that coffee could reach the laptop .. it was kept on a very good distance. The thing is that I really like the little mean-machine, and it’s not available anymore. Haven’t emptied my memory cards, so all images are saved – no damage as such, but we get along so well.
Saturday is market day here in Landskrona … but the vendors are so funny, they don’t like when you take photos of their stalls or products. I was told off once because I took a shot of some eggs. So I don’t want to .. p**** them with walking around with the camera in my hand. Very touchy subject in Sweden, this with taking photos of people.
It was the small delightful insects day … butterflies and humble bees everywhere .. in the strong sun. I was able capture some of them. All flowers are suffering from the heat, no rain for nearly 4 weeks and they look terrible exhausted.
On the beach there wasn’t that many people … maybe a bit too early. The beach in Landskrona is perfect for families .. because the sea is so shallow – you can nearly walk over to Denmark with the head above surface.
The little ferries that goes between Landskrona and little beauty island Ven was going back and forward, I suppose they would been packed.
Loads of bikers out and about … dangerous, they don’t use the bell when they are just behind you .. so if you take a step in the wrong direction you will be hit. Some is close when they overtake and in full speed too. Maybe I should wear my Hövding helmet when I walking too, when I got it. Have to wait to buy the helmet, netbook more important just now.
I went for my lunch at the “Why Not Cafe” beside the our beautiful castle, Citadellet, still in use .. for Royal lunches, weddings and other posh events.
Initially built 1549–1559 as a purely defensive fortification with two complete moats, the inner with a width of 70 metres (230 ft). Its entirety including the very well-preserved moat system, the castle, park and old allotment areas, and central as well as sea-side location makes Landskrona Citadel unique. During the WWII, between 1945-53 was the Citadellet a refuge camp for Jewish refuges, they were coming across from Denmark by boats during the the nights. 22000 refuges stayed at the castle in total during those years.
There was quite a few sport fishermen trying their luck ….. what they do, they pay a little fee for the fishing rights and for those money Citadellet buy new fish to put in the moats. Far too warm for the fishes too.
I had a massive large sandwich with Chèvre cheese, fig jam and walnuts … and I was lucky to find a table in the shade.
Walking back to the town center I walked along the inner moat and for the first time I saw a duck with ducklings, four she have. We have plenty ducks in Landskrona, but I never seen a duckling. I have always wondered why there is no ducklings here.
It was very nice to that Citadellet still use their ecologic lawnmower for their gorunds … the sheep. They have also had llamas, but that is a couple of years ago now.
Landskrona Art Hall are going to show art by the Dutch photographer and artist, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, during Sept and Oct … so to promote the event – they have floating displays with 3 of her most famous pieces … out in the outer moat, extremely striking and I WILL visit the exhibition.
During my return walk home the sun was really on my back .. and not a cloud on the sky – and with all the magnificent building that Landskrona hold, I felt very happy over that I chosen Landskrona as my home in 2009.
I live in the most beautiful town, it must have been faith – when I sat in Belfast and clicked on that apartment plan and decided that’s mine. I had never seen my apartment before I signed the contract. I just knew this is the place I will live for the rest of my life .. and the ocean dock here too. I hadn’t even been in Landskrona before I moved here.
How wired is that????!!!
Landkrona, I love you!
“Weekends don’t count unless you spend
them doing something completely pointless.”