The Stockholm Archipelago

Nature and sculptures. Playing with textures, framing the elements of nature in a photograph and creating a souvenir. Feeling at peace and at home near water. Had all these thoughts going through my Stockholm pictures from the Artipelag.

As I often associate the experience in a city I traveled to with the photographs I make in a trip and photos of me in a place, I remember it all.

“Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise.”

Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director

I came well prepared and in my travel notes / list I had a boat trip in the Stockholm Archipelago, the second-largest archipelago in the Baltic Sea, after the Finland one. I read that the Stockholm Archipelago is made up of tens of thousands of idyllic islands, and I was still surprised by the mixture of nature and beautiful scenery during the 1 hour and 30 minutes cruise until reaching the Artipelag.

Sculpture in Nature

The Artipelag is a contemporary art gallery and cultural center, situated on Värmdö island, and the name is a fusion between Art, Activities and Archipelago.

Time to explore for a couple of hours the permanent outdoor exhibition – Sculpture in nature – in the walking paths in the woods and along the coast, and enjoy the fresh air. And stop for a fika bread at Bådan Café & Pâtisserie outdoor terrace, among the pine trees, before taking the boat M/S Gustafsberg VII back to Stockholm harbor.

Since my scholarship in Denmark I have been an admirer of Scandinavian designs and lifestyle, but now I also admire how they design their life, around nature.

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