Autumn in Copenhagen. Beautiful sunny days and cold windy ones. All images apart from the first one is from the area in Copenhagen called Christianhavn. Copenhagen is wonderful in all kinds of weather and the first image is shot on Gothersgade.
Almost exactly a year ago I traveled to the Greek island of Crete with a team of very talented and creative women. During a week we produced a cookbook with food cooked by the loveliest Cretan women. (More about the book in an earlier post, go here.) I shot lots and lots and many of the photos are printed in the book. I’ve looked through all images I shot again. Somehow my mind brings back strong memories of a trip a year later. Usually also only the good parts, making me want to go again. Trips are usually mostly good and so was this one. I’ve chosen some new images and edited them to reflect what my feeling of this trip is now a year later. (Some of the photos from Crete are already in my printshop, see a post about that here.)
These are all new prints in my print shop. Different colourful, beautiful Bougainvilleas on the Greek island of Crete. Available in whatever size you’d like. Click here to visit shop.
In october I went on an inspiring assignment to the island of Crete in Greece to make a cookbook together with Jill Johnson and Maria Molin Ljunggren. The recipes are from Jill and Maria and the many Cretan women they have become friends with after many years visiting Crete. The theme is food from Crete and here are some of the huge amounts of photos I took for the book. You can read more about the book and get it here.
Some of the newer prints in the printshop. All from travels in Italy. First one is in Riva Trigoso, second Massa Lubrense, third and fourth Cinque Terre. All are available as prints on a beautiful matte paper in different sizes and ships world wide. Link to my shop here and also to the right on the page.
This is soon what you will find in the Botanical Garden i Copenhagen. I shot these on a visit last May and from today quiet a few of them are available as PRINTS in my print shop. Most of the images are of the Tree Peony. Bushes full of beautiful big flowers that come in different colors. Link to my print shop here and if you click on the shop sign to the right.
A late winter visit with a feeling of spring to the Cactus Greenhouse in the Uppsala Botanical Gardens, a part of Uppsala University. Located in a beautiful building built in the 18th century in the even older botanical gardens. Read more on their website about the garden and all the famous people that worked and studied here like Carl von Linné (Carl Linnaeus). https://www.botan.uu.se
I visited Copenhagen a few days last week. I ended up spending many hours in the Botanical Gardens again. This time very warm and so much in bloom. The peonies, the rhododendrons, azaleas, wisteria and so much more about to bloom. What a peaceful, beautiful place in the middle of the otherwise busy Copenhagen.
Paris a few days ago. My favourite trips are with my family even though we usually want to do different things. Two grown-ups, two teenagers. I spent more time in the very busy part of rue Rivoli shopping for clothes than I really had planned or wanted to due to my 16 year old daughter’s need to shop. When she is happy, I’m happy. But I did end up buying a very inexpensive pink sweater at Forever 21 and some earrings at Mango. Also thanks to my daughter we went on top of the Arc de Triomphe and I got to shoot the image above from above the Champs-Élysées. First time for me up there and I recommend it. Beautiful view , interesting history, not very expensive, the line wasn’t bad and a very healthy climb up stairs to get there. I love walking around with my camera looking for great shots and I think my daughter is starting to like photography too. This is good for me because then I’m not the only one stopping all the time, I’m always way behind the others. These shots are my dream of what Paris is, they are real but far from the whole story. I love that the trees had not turned green yet, these more brownish tones look so good together with the buildings and pink flowers, magnolias and cherry blossoms. More images of Paris to come in my next photo journal. Paris in the spring.
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