Posts from year 2014

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Autumn in Stockholm

Autumn in Stockholm

Suddenly I find myself spending the autumn months in Stockholm, a cold but beautiful city. Even though I’ve been here countless times during the last 30 years, I still find new places and I love exploring the crooked alleys and hidden paths lurking around the corners.

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The forests of Öland

The forests of Öland

I spent the weekend on the beautiful island Öland, in the eastern part of Sweden. Among other things I found the time to wander through the forests of Halltorp, famous for the relict oak trees some of which are estimated to be 500 years old.

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Mink sign

Mink Machine turns 20 years old

20 years ago, I wrote the first lines of HTML code on this site. It was written in Emacs on a Solaris workstation and viewed in Mosaic, since this was before Netscape and Internet Explorer were even released.

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Way Out West 2014

Way Out West 2014

The city festival Way Out West is known for having an eclectic mix of bands, and this year was certainly no exception.

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Vineyards of southern France

Vineyards of southern France

Bordeaux is perhaps the most famous wine region in the world, for good and bad reasons. The area has a perfect climate for producing wine and the reds are famously well-balanced, if somewhat restrained in my opinion.

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Having champagne in Champagne

Having champagne in Champagne

While taking a trip to the Champagne region in northern France, bubbles are on everybody’s mind. We visited several of the houses and it was very interesting to compare the giants to smaller vendors.

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Paris, je t’aime

Paris, je t’aime

Yesterday I wandered through the streets of Paris. The sun illuminated the golden statues on the roof of Opera Garnier, a sight I’ve passed many times, and I thought about how a city changes between visits.

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Nine Inch Nails back on tour

Nine Inch Nails back on tour

Several years ago, I went to a Nine Inch Nails gig in Stockholm. Two years later I stood alone in the rain, surrounded by thousands, while Trent teared away at his equipment.

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Echoes of Laibach in Slovenia

Echoes of Laibach in Slovenia

I’m currently in the capital of Ljubljana, Slovenia. While cities such as Bratislava have been depicted as nightmares in movies as Hostel and Eurotrip, Ljubljana is probably so far off the mental map that it rarely gets mentioned at all in western popular culture.

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Zany days in Zagreb

Zany days in Zagreb

As with many cities in eastern Europe, Zadar is filled with strange sights. It’s almost impossible to not stumble upon something weird but wonderful.

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