return of winter

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So. Everyone in Uppsala and the rest of Sweden I believe, thought that spring was here to stay, but I guess we just forgot that it’s only March yet, because this is what it looked like today. It started to snow again a couple of days ago and this day snow started in the morning and hasn’t stopped yet…

How is it at your places? Still snow and cold just like here?;)

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travelling too light

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Streetart, Amsterdam (Yes, not Berlin…), August 2013 © mbee

So. It was a while since I wrote something here and I guess it may have something to do with school. (A very qualificed guess.) Well, just this last weekend I made a pretty spontaneous trip to Berlin, only Friday to Monday, to visit someone I like and missed. And when I say spontaneous I really mean it, since I litterally decided to go there in the morning, just before lunch and the flight was at 7 pm. And I almost suprised myself by going with only a hand luggage, which may not sound very cool, at least not for a man, but for me it was something of a new experience. Not only in a good way though. Because after having spent one first “photo-free-day”- you know, trying to just hang out and take in the city without a big lense vovering your face- I thought that it was time to let the camera become aquainted with the city for a while. And that was when I realized two things; I hadn’t loaded the battery before leaving home (never happened before, really) and I hadn’t brought my charger either. Great work, just great. So. Well. This is probably the first time ever while I’m coming home after a trip; big or small without even one single photo to show. (Yes, I got some photos for sure, but I decided to save those photos I could get for private stuff, which won’t be shown here. (Even if I don’t for a moment belive that people have already seen more photos from Berlin than what’s neccesary.

And. The trip was great anyway. So good to get some fresh air, some more plus degrees and some new streets to walk on as change from the everyday life.

As a substitute for a photo from Berlin that never was taken; here’s just a pic of a sticker on a wall in Amsterdam that I found interesting at that time…

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Amsterdam in bw

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Walking over Bridge, Amsterdam,  August 2013 © mbee

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Lunch Break in Amsterdam, August 2013 © mbee

So. Even though the autumn still is very beautiful and I was out taking some pictures (under the pretext that I was looking for mushrooms) I thought that maybe it’s time for a short break from all of the colours and woods and trees and green, that has filled up the blog lately. And voíla, here’s some Amsterdam instead! Even without colours. The Amsterdam trip really was a good one and I’m sure I’ll go back there soon.

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above us only sky

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Watching The Sky, September 2013 © mbee

Just another photo from this day. I think that the photo somehow shows how small we really are in the world.  It’s in moments like that- while standing and watching the evening sky- thoughts like that tend to emerge. Myself I don’t mind feeling a bit small under the sky, I just love to watch it in all it’s shapes.

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looking for inspiration

Hello. Just realized that I don’t know many photoblogs, so I was thinking that maybe someone, who might read this, would want to do me the favor and recommend one or two intresting blogs? (Your own or someone else’s.) I’d really appreciate it!

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Ladybird Upside Down © mbee

I know that wordpress does have a a search engine, but I don’t really seem to find what I’m looking for. I’d like to find a nice phot blog with pictures of maybe nature, animals (macro or else), outdoor sports, travelpics or streetphoto. B/w photos are always interesting as well.  More or less a blog with photos in the same genres as my own; in a more homogenious way or just as motley as my own…

So, if you’d want to help me with this, I’d be very greatful!

/mbee

music without touching

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Theremin at Skytteanum, September 2013, Uppsala Sweden © mbee

Yesterday the yearly event Kulturnatten (Evening of arts) took place in Uppsala. For one evening the city is filled with culture expressed in different art fields such as photo, painting, music, food and dancing etc. I think it’s a great upholded tradition, the event actually celebrated 25 years. This year I got the opportunity to manouevre the crowded streets together with a two-seats baby carriage which was something like a challenge, but in the end we did see not only parkour, natural science experiment for children (while eating liquid nitrogen candy and nttrogen liquid stirred ice cream), fire show with knights andd horses but also two men standing in a vault playing theremin accompanied by some electronical music. Pretty cool.

Here is some information about theremin

And here is two videos (one and two)

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Tjejmilen

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Tjejmilen 2013, Stockholm © mbee

This weekend I’d promised a friend of mine to work as a volunteer at Tjejmilen, a running competition exlusive for women. Our job mainly consisted of shouting to the participants that they’d done a very good job, but that they, unfortunately, couldn’t lay down or just stop and stand just behind the finishline but that they’d to continue 50 m more to the water table and that way make place for others running behind. This wasn’t always the easiest thing to tell people who just wanted to catch their breath after that they’d run a mile in bright sunshine… (Even though the conditions had to be thought of as better than last year, when it was cold and rainy.) Everything went pretty smooth though, in the race which 27 000 women run. As an old runner I actually begun thinking about maybe participate next year, myself and who knows, you should never say never…

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Photo 2: Women on their way to the race.

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Photo 3: I found somone who was a bit better equipped than me…

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Photo 4: Waiting for the winner.

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Photo 5: It was actually very hot for beeing a September day in Sweden as you may see on the shadows.

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Photo 6: A small shower was appreciated by many.

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Photo 7: Everyone got a medal.

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Photo 8: It was really crowded. Notice the supervisor above…

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Photo 9 and 10: The race’s cutest (but actually not allowed) participants.