Category Archives: Museums & Galleries

The tyranny of trousers

I read today that “the world already has enough clothes to dress the next six generations” which is ridiculous. That’s clearly capitalism gone mad. I think, personally, people don’t need a lot of clothes. Okay, they WANT a lot but … Continue reading

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Three thousand species of fungi in the New Forest

I had an adventure today. At least that’s what Mirinda called it. And, to be fair, it felt like an adventure, given I’ve not been much further than the library for the last few weeks. So, last week, I decided … Continue reading

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Views from Jens’ lens

There are two amazing exhibitions currently on at Liljevalchs. One, The Dress Makes the Man, Haute Couture – A New Era, features the collection of fashion of a person called Fredrik Robertsson who not only buys it but wears it … Continue reading

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Enter with gun and dead seagull

Amanda said it was the weirdest thing she’d ever seen live on stage. And, to be fair, it was not a traditional version of Chekhov’s The Seagull that we watched in the Strindberg Intimate Theatre tonight. However, as we left … Continue reading

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Shitastrophe

I was sitting in the restaurant at the Vasa Museum today, when I noticed a couple sitting at the next table. They sounded French. They were there for lunch and, all through and after their meal, he didn’t take his … Continue reading

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Unexpected Ajax

I was sitting in Ten, the restaurant attached to the Stedelijk Museum, when a small, black and white dog, came up to me, tail wagging, begging to be patted. Obviously, I gave in. She belonged to a woman sitting at … Continue reading

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Museums in contrast

I returned home today to discover that Mirinda’s personnummer had already arrived in the post. She only found out it was being send out yesterday. That says a lot for the Swedish postal service. And the efficiency of the Skatteverket. … Continue reading

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Public transport explained by a pigeon

Quite often, on the buses, the driver will be a woman. This is so commonplace that I’m never surprised. Things have not always been that way. In Stockholm, in 1958, there weren’t any female bus drivers until the amazing Margit … Continue reading

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Seven favourite things

It took 352 years but, eventually, after a lot of false starts, the Swedish warship Resande Man (Travelling Man) was finally found at the bottom of the Baltic. She sank in November 1660 after being battered by both sea and … Continue reading

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Erik of Pomerania and his horn

I visited the Historiska museum back in the summer and only managed to see the Viking section. I raved about it to Mirinda, telling her how much she’d enjoy it. Today we visited and walked through the History of Sweden … Continue reading

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