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Sandhammaren , a preserve on the south coast of Sweden.

Today I went to Sandhammaren to test some things with my camera. So different around here in the wintertime. A lot less beach but more sea. No people ! Regardless of what time of the year it’s a  favorite place of mine. Love to go for  walks on the endless beach. Today I went to work with my camera. Testing a filter.

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as you can see this is where I removed the filter

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refreshed and freezing cold  I left this special place curious of how my pictures would turn out. What do you think?

Louvre Abu Dhabi

The newly opened  ( 2 weeks ago ) Louvre is a must-to-do if in Abu Dhabi. I brought my niece who’s 15 and she really enjoyed it.

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the Louvre has 12 galleries,  it’s a journey from prehistoric to contemporary art.

 Among the Top ten masterpieces to look out for are:

Leonardo da Vinci – La Belle Ferronnière 1490, Vincent Van Gogh Self -portrait 1887, Portrait of Fayoum Egypt  Antinoopolis 225-250 A.D., Jacques -Louis David Napoleon crossing the Alps 1803, Claude Monet La gare Saint -Lazare 1877, Bactrian Princess central Asia end of 3rd beginning of 2nd millenium BCE, Jackson Pollock number 26A Black and White 1947,

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then you’ll find Miro’, Hopper, Caravaggio, Vermeer, etc etc etc

 

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I must confess that it was the building in itself that caught my attention. Love the architecture. It’s amazing what they can do…..

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my companion today

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If you plan to visit you need a couple of hours at least.

Mother nature is fantastic

 Kullen, Kullaberg, Skåne, Sweden.

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Sweden, Skåne, Österlen, Forsemölla, Rörums backar.

  Yesterday we headed east for Sträntemölla preserve, Forsemölla, Rörums backar, Österlen. This part of the world is truly beautiful.

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I love the old stone fences

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first part of the fall……

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the second part is the highest

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there’s something special about waterfalls…our niece said ” it’s like stepping into a Lord of the rings movie” and it truly was…mysterious and magical

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we walked through beautiful old deciduous forest

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and then all of a sudden we entered “Mandelmanns trädgårds” grounds

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 with open pasture, summer meadows and rolling “hills”

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walked up to the top of a hill where we could see all the way to the sea…

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Rörums backar, the hills of Rörum in panoramic view

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truly worth a visit if you’re in my part of the world. perfect spot for a picnic.

My Swedish summer

where did you go ? please come back to us…..

Sunrise at 04.24 in Abbekås, Sweden.

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breathtakingly beautiful

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love the colors

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our piece of paradise early early in the morning

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right before the sun shows itself the sky turns all golden, like magic

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a golden morning swim

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turned my head before heading home and saw that they just missed the moon, hope they hadn’t planned to stop, hihi.