Goodness suddenly the summer hols seem to be fading fast. I hope you've all had a fab week, ours has been filled with lots of sunshine and balmy evenings, BBQs and fruit picking, riding and bush walks, and lots of doing not-very-much-at-all - here's a rag-tag what:nots for the week.
....redone to showcase Sydney's Opera House.- a truly stunning piece of architecture on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. OK I might be a little biased having grown up there, but it really is lovely. Thanks to Engracia for the link. Clip from You Tube.
I've been meaning to post about Stockholm since we got back, but somehow the lazy day-to-day of the summer holidays has meant that I've spent a lot of time doing...not a lot. An ideal summer past-time I think. And given the boys still have two weeks left before school starts I feel there will be more lazy days ahead. So before I completely forget here's a few things I discovered while in Stockholm...
ABICI's Pantone window displays - there were similar ones with red and blue bikes too.
A couple of other 'finds' were Cajsa Warg, a yummy gourmet market/deli; Fotografiska museum of contemporary photography; Nytorget Urban Deli a great place for lunch or dinner; and if like us you have a couple of kids who are into all things money a trip to the Royal Coin Cabinet is highly recommended. Dating back to the 1500s this museum is huge with a really impressive collection of all things currency related, along with a great modern art exhibition space.
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods - thanks for stopping by.
I cannot wait to seethis documentary about the Chauvet caves in the South of France, and their truly extraordinary cave paintings, dating back 32,000 years. By all accounts it's incredible. ps: will post in the next few days about Stockholm - 'tis nice to be home at last. Clip from IFC Films.
Sooo I'm actually in Stockholm right now - but I've been meaning to post about Copenhagen since we left several days ago. We stayed in an amazing apartment right on Frederiksborggade which was perfectly located for exploring. Many an hour was spent wandering the streets, and with the incredible weather we made the most of the beautiful parks and gardens. We spent an afternoon visiting The David Collection, which has an impressive collection of Islamic Art from the 8th to the 19th century, and had an enjoyable morning at the Designmuseum Damark - their Hans J. Wegner and Poul Kjærholm furnishedcafe was very cool. All in all Copenhagen has become one of my favourite cities and I'd love to go back. A few other things that caught my eye whilst there...
The past few days we've been in Sweden staying on Lidingö, exploring the woods, visiting Millesgården, and enjoying island life. And now we're tucked away in the quaint Columbus Hotel in Stockholm until we fly home on Friday. Thanks for stopping by - I hope all is well in your part of the world.