Playful modern crafts in Märsta

Playful modern crafts in Märsta

It was a pleasant day at work today. Among others, I took a look at the new exhibit “Modernt Hantverk”, highlighting modern crafts at Konsthall Märsta.  A set of dresses of earthenware glazes by Agneta Spångberg at the entrance were enough to make me want...
Accessible art in Lisbon

Accessible art in Lisbon

I see art in many streets, if not all the streets, in Lisbon. Art is the beautiful tilework azulejo that covers building facades. Art is the colorful legal graffiti painted in backstreets. It is photographies permanently posted on apartment walls And if you look down...
Cavaquinho, the mother of the ukelele

Cavaquinho, the mother of the ukelele

At first we thought it was ukelele. But it’s called a cavaquinho,  a small four-stringed instrument with Greek-Latin origin.  The instrument was introduced in Minho, a northern region of Portugal, from where it started its journey towards Brazil and Cape Verde....
I love azulejos

I love azulejos

The ceramic tilework azulejos are everywhere in Lisbon: on walls and floors, inside and outside buildings.  I told hubby that I’ve seen this technique in my country, too. I remember my grandma’s ancentral home had these on some walls and the kitchen. But...
In the city of Azulejos

In the city of Azulejos

Right now I am in the city of azulejos and green doors. For the first time, we rent an apartment in the old town of Alfama, the district where music Fado is everywhere. Will be blogging more about the city later.
Eight-armed Vishnu

Eight-armed Vishnu

And I thought that Vishnu had four arms (which is two too many already). But the Vishnu-statue at Angkor Wat has eight. The statue greeted us at the western entrance of Angkor Wat. It’s hard to miss. It’s about five meters tall, and buddhists and buddhists...
Hang up your condoms

Hang up your condoms

A Christmas tree with happy-looking condoms was one of the candidates for the best Christmas tree in Sigtuna 2014. For the past nine years, the hotell Stora Brännbo in Sigtuna has been holding a yearly christmas tree exhibit. I’ve seen and written about several...
Delighted to see Bosch’s garden

Delighted to see Bosch’s garden

The main reason for us to see Museo del Prado in Madrid was to see painter Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights.” For me, this triptych is twice worth more seeing than Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. Don’t get me wrong, of...