I swear, its their favorite thing to have nude models in the papers and on the tele. I feel like such a prude giddy American seeing it! But really, its cool that the human body isn't such a outlandish thing here to be part of a public ad campaign. Anyway, enjoy!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Josh arrived in Florence last night and should be in Panzano now!
He will be there until mid-June (or longer? fingers crossed) as one Dario Cecchini's butchery apprentices. I'll try to post updates from him as I get them. Yay Josh!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
We have been intensely enjoying the outdoors like the rest of the town! Its about 40F everyday now and absolutely lovely. Karlskrona in the winter is pretty but kind of like a ghost town. Now people are out walking their dogs, plants are bursting through cracks in the sidewalk, and we can sit by the water without ice collecting below our noses. Yay!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
So, in Karlskrona there is not many second hand stores to go to. There is the Red Cross between Trossö and BTH, there is also Human Bridge, which you have to take a bus to and is almost at Kungsmarken. I only went once, its big, but I would only go again if I was really bored because I found no clothing, just a sewing machine.
In Malmö you will be delighted at the fantastic shopping opportunities!
Here is a list of just a few stores I went to, that were told to me by a local lady, Matilda, who works at Deleted Art Records.
Humana: On Möllev
Great selection of vintage clothing items for men and women
Myrorna: On Södra Förstadsgatan just north of Möllev
Vintage and second hand clothing along with belts, jewelry, furniture and bags and everything!
I bought a sweater here and a tank top, and they were about 50kr each. Josh got a dudes collared shirt for the same price!
Riding the train to Malm
Swedes used to be badass vikings, now they just use their heritage to inform you of discount items. I personally would like to see a resurgance in raping and piliging the English, but whatever.
This kid seems shocked and/ or frightened by the fact that you are trying to eat a cake with her face on it, plus the hat thing.
Before the show we went with Jesse and the dactyl's too a party at Deleted Art Records and then to the bar pictured below for more pre-party partying. (photo taken the morning after)
This is an old cemetary downtown, it had more flowers/ greenary than either of us had seen in too damn long.
Malmohus Castle is the oldest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia, it was built by a Danish king when Malmo was part of Denmark and then was fortified in the 1600's (with the addition of the moat seen below) by a Swede and quickly repelled the last Danish attempt to reclaim the land. I think some Danes still hold all this against Sweden, and vice-versa.
Many a Danish invader were most likely killed by arrows shot through this neat little arrow shooting hole. Castles are cool.
This is S:T Petri Kyrka (St. Peter's Church), it dates back to the early 14th century. The picture doesn't really do the steeple justice because it is really ludicrously tall. The fact that it was made without any modern technology (like a crane) is just wild.