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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.

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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)

Just a quick note to point out that the Sabbath rant I mentioned on December 7 is going to reach 100,000 views today. Meaning it is really moving faster than most videos that are put out there by Classic Rock bands now. Congratulations to the Rageaholic for this success.

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YouTuber The Rageaholic has posted a massive rant on the history of Black Sabbath that will entertain the hell out of you for over two hours. I did spot a few seconds in there from one of my old Tony Martin interviews (“Headless Cross” era, you can find it on this blog), which is sort of cool. Because I like this guy.

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