June 2012 Gallery 2 Sweden


Preparing for a day out Preparing for a day out

Marie and I went for a day-trip to the east coast of Sweden. The rain held off and we had the top of the Mazda down most of the time. The full story is in Notes and Jottings, but here you can see some of the lovely places we found ourselves - and some of the amusing, self-indulgent photography of the day.
Swedish landscape Swedish landscape

Marie pulled off the road to answer her phone, and I was lucky enough to notice what a lovely backdrop there was to our parking spot.
Golf course cafe Golf course cafe

Coffee and a delicious Swedish National Day cake with its little flag.
Sweden is full of these sweet, creamy, gorgeous, fattening cakes and pastries Sweden is full of these sweet, creamy, gorgeous, fattening cakes and pastries

The deserted streets of Osthammar, on the Baltic coast The deserted streets of Osthammar, on the Baltic coast

By the waters of the Baltic By the waters of the Baltic

One of several portraits to come One of several portraits to come

The modeling begins... The modeling begins...

The harbour at Oregrund The harbour at Oregrund

Only one of these will be sent of to Vogue... Only one of these will be sent of to Vogue...

Maybe this one? Maybe this one?

Dressed up a little for the shoot Dressed up a little for the shoot

Blessed with sunshine after clouds and showers inland Blessed with sunshine after clouds and showers inland

Lovely old boat Lovely old boat

Arty stuff Arty stuff

We had fun with these, just a little way round the coast from the harbour. They hardly need captions, I think.
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Less glamour, but the sky has become rather wonderful (1) Less glamour, but the sky has become rather wonderful (1)

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She'll be opening a new costumier, shortly She'll be opening a new costumier, shortly

Or maybe a parfumerie? Or maybe a parfumerie?

Seascape (1) Seascape (1)

Seascape (2) Seascape (2)

A very unusual Nordic Romatic style house A very unusual Nordic Romatic style house

Final fling before departure (1) Final fling before departure (1)

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Emergency stop at old millhouse Emergency stop at old millhouse

A nasty noise under the car made us pull off the road to find ourselves in a picturesque setting by a weir. More snapping commenced.
More shots of me this day than in a usual year More shots of me this day than in a usual year

Gathering up the golden tresses... Gathering up the golden tresses...

An enormous volume of water is cascading over this weir An enormous volume of water is cascading over this weir

Final portrait of the day Final portrait of the day

Mesmerising water Mesmerising water

Perfect reflection in the moving surface Perfect reflection in the moving surface