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I decided very early on that the kitchen in my new man cave was going to be dedicated to the past, and so it is as I have put my classic old school magazine collection (basically stuff from the last full century!) in there for easy access. Yesterday, I added a new bar table (from Midori) in there, and the first of two bar stools (the second is incoming). Just a nice little corner to grab a quick breakfast or a snack, and the option is that you have a nice reading table to check out that priceless (well, it is to me) collection.

If I have people over for dinner, I will ask them to join me upstairs and serve it with the stunning mountain view I have here overlooking the water below my property. So I can afford to be a bit eccentric in the kitchen. To me, it just works and that is all I care about really.

And yeah, I have some cookbooks in there as well, covering pretty much anything you can think of. But the bottom line is, seeing old magazine covers with Agnetha Fältskog (of ABBA fame), Raquel Welch and Jane Fonda whenever you pop in there just adds to the overall quality of life. How could it not?

(Thank you Kalle for your support)

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Having a bit of fun with the man cave updates and I can see in the stats that people enjoy this stuff. So today I will share some images of the upstairs library, kind of a general overview and how I made it look kind of cool. Well, it is a man cave after all. So let us take a look at this (sacred) corner in my new place shall we. I will begin with this general shot of this part, then close in on the cool stuff.

So at the upper right corner we have this, a nice couple of items. Note that the porcelain figurine on the right is holding a book. And I have always had a weak spot for model ships, so I grabbed me this one when I saw it a few years ago.

On the tallest shelf we have some Deep Purple related stuff. First a nice cardboard ad for the 1993 “The Battle Rages On” album, then a signed photograph of Joe Lynn Turner that I had framed (picture was shot in Stockholm back in 1991 by Dennis Karlsson).

Then moving left we have some interesting – and wildly different – items from the old collection. To the right we have a Frank Frazetta (limited edition) collectors item that has been made to look like one of his most famous artworks (also featured on the cover of the first Molly Hatchet album back in 1978). Spent a bit of money on that one, but it looks great.

Here is a few shots of four very different works, but I like them all and I think it looks OK.

This Vampirella figurine was added to the old collection about 20 years ago, had a bit of a Vampirella thing going then (collecting books etc).

This framed photograph of mid nineties Rainbow popped up in the mail when I had the DEEP PURPLE FOREVER club going. It has been signed by Ritchie Blackmore, which is kind of nice (had to frame it obviously!).

Then lets move to the two shelves you see here to the left (I will skip the small shelf in the corner for now). Viewed from the opposite side of this room, it all looks rather swell (I think).

Bought this painting of two battling ships in a second hand store about 10 years ago. Now it sits well beside the Leaves´ Eyes limited edition collectors item that I got when I bought the 2009 “Njord” box.

And finally, we have this. A classic Deep Purple bootleg (signed by David Coverdale in Stockholm 1981, I have blogged about this before). And what you see on the right is what it looks to be, and I like the look.

So, that was fun. Thanks for watching.

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Shovelling snow every other day these days. Takes about 10-15 minutes and at the moment I have one pile that reaches my chest (took this snapshot earlier today from my kitchen window). I think it could get far worse though. Oh well, I knew it was coming when I bought the house.

Took a couple of quick snapshots of some outdoors art yesterday (it was freezing cold so I did not make too much of an effort, but I have thought about doing this for a while), located on a street called Fagerbacken in Östersund (Jämtland County). I see it quite often in my daily life and I think it is pretty neat.

Imagine having this on display around Christmas in your front yard? You would be the king in your neighborhood.

Closeby you have this colourful monstrosity of Soviet style art near the Volvo store. I always wondered about this, like who the hell thought it was a good idea to take it in that particular direction? Still, pretty powerful look in a dystopian kind of way.

(Added info – the art is by Bengt Lindström and it is called “Tors hammare”, or “Thor´s Hammer” – I think some runes would have been a good idea…)

More to come, I just need to get a few good shots of a very interesting piece of art on the same street…

Took this snapshot of the Old Church in Stugun (Jämtland County) yesterday. It is located close to my new place and I pretty much see it on a daily basis when I am in the neighborhood. It was built close to the water by Pål Persson 1785-1786. History buffs will always find items of interest in the old churches of Sweden, loads of memorabilia from the old wars etc. In this church you have an item that celebrates the victory at the Battle of Narva in 1700. Got to love that.

Here is an old postcard that I spotted on an auction site a while back. Looks like it could be from around 1930-1950. It is interesting to compare the shots. If somebody out there knows more about the postcard, please leave a comment.

Got up early this morning to get some stuff done around the house. Took this snapshot at about nine o´clock through a window. I have to say that this view is something else, I consider myself lucky to have it. Crazy busy with work and I have to say that I look forward to January.

Winter

Posted: December 16, 2018 in General, Jämtland (County), My photographs

Took this snapshot yesterday on my way to my new place in Stugun (Jämtland). There is something special about this season, even though it is sometimes cold and daylight will last only a few hours for sure. Some people like the sunny places in other countries – I would never swop what we have here in million years though. It may be a bit on the rough side, but it is beautiful.

(Thank you Kalle for helping me out yesterday)