When you suddenly notice that the entire city has been lit up like a Christmas tree, you realize that it’s that time of year again.
Posts from year 2014
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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.
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.
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.
The city festival Way Out West is known for having an eclectic mix of bands, and this year was certainly no exception.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.