behind the vatican walls

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star in a playful but thoughtful tale about Benedict, Francis, and God. From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God”, and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of … Continue reading

things we did in istanbul (part IV)

“Kids believe in Santa; adults believe in childhood.” Cate Kennedy Christmas Eve, the main Christmas day for us Swedes …. that is when Santa knocks on the door, asks if everybody has been behaving well during the past year (as … Continue reading

things we did in istanbul (part III)

“You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system.” Erol Ozan Will start to tell you about the fantastic “Istanbulkart”. So easy to buy when you understand how. When you have bought your card – the fare will … Continue reading

cee’s fun foto challenge; one color or hue

“A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.” Salman Rushdie “The answer isn’t another pill. The answer is spinach.” Bill Maher My favorite greens, peas and spinach!!!! “A small café, that’s love.” Mahmoud Darwish Cafe … Continue reading

lens-artists photo challenge #76 – on display

… what a fantastic fun and playful topic Amy came up with for this week – “On display” – Love it!!! “A visit to Marrakesh was a great shock to me. This city taught me color.” Yves Saint Laurent This … Continue reading

lens-artists photo challenge #74 – abstract

Abstract??? Patti sent me down the thinking path again. “We are in an abstract universe by design.” Anthony T. Hincks First, a couple of artists came to mind … but I just have to share this amazing building. It was … Continue reading

my music moods – (neighbourly love)

“All human beings are my neighbors. We share the same planet.” Ana Monnar … but this post will I share the beauty of my Scandinavian neighbor’s music. I start with Finland, a country that I only have to visit a … Continue reading

a photo a week challenge; traditions

They say that if you are a true globetrotter is this one of the world festivals that you shouldn’t miss – up there with Rio, Madi Gras and the Carnival of Venice. Sweden’s Midsummer (‘Midsommar’ in Swedish) is the quintessential … Continue reading

my music moods (proud to be …)

…. a Swede in many ways, my heart is truly blue and yellow … our little country has in many ways made the difference to the world; lighthouse beacon flashing light, the dynamite, Skype, the pacemaker, the blowtorch, Volvo, multi-row … Continue reading

lens-artists photo challenge #56 seascapes/lakeshore

I spent most of my adult life at sea …. and I have also lived my adult life at places where the ocean docks. For me there is only one ocean … it only that it is given different names … Continue reading

my music moods (an urge to escape)

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” Lloyd Alexander It happens at times that I want to escape from everything …. just to float away and let the music fill me to the rim. … Continue reading