Well, she "went and done it." My personal friend, friend of this blog, and photographer extraordinaire, Lisa Mikulski has moved to Sweden! She wakes up in Göteburg these days, and this Swedish sunrise greets her each and every morning from her new bedroom. I miss her, but am so happy that she has followed her heart and has begun a great new chapter in her life. Her fiancé, Tapi, has welcomed her with open arms, his huge Swedish heart, and two adorable kittens. She has been gracious enough to send me some photographs of her new life to share with you, dear readers. Thank you, Lisa!
In her own words and photographs, Part 1:
The exterior of the newest hotel in Göteborg, the Clarion Post Hotel. One of Tapi's and my favorite "get away" spots. The interior of this place is just magnificent. Comfortable and yet breathing taking in its design, the Clarion makes its home in the old post office on Drottningtorget. Designed by Ernst Torulf, the building is a Neo-Classical building which has been designated as a historical building by the Swedish State. The architects for the Clarion, Semrén & Månsson state on the hotel's website, “This is without doubt one of the most interesting projects in Gothenburg to work on. It features all the challenges that an architect can be required to face,” says Magnus Månsson, Professor of Architecture and CEO of Semrén & Månsson. Big leather armchairs and cosy couches, one can park themselves in a darken corner and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail for a romantic interlude. The hotel also hosts creative gatherings, business meetings and boasts a roof top pool. I have so many photos of the interior of this place but I leave it to those who are interested to visit the hotel's website for more. I highly recommend a visit to the Clarion for anyone coming to Göteborg. Website in English: http://www.clarionpost.com/english
Kungstorget translated means King Square. A window shot of one of the restaurants there, it's reflection of the square, and the menu selection. The prices you see on the menu are in Swedish Kronor. I rather like this one. :-)
Hang me Out To Dry: A street image from around Kungstorget.
Göteburg. Swedish architectural details.
Ohhh… you have to love the Swedes. This is a window display at a local bakery on Korsgatan embracing the August excuse to party known as kräftskiva. A crayfish party. Traditionally held during the month of August, it is a summertime eating and drinking celebration where party goers wear silly hats, decorate with paper party favors, sing drinking songs and consume high amounts of alcohol. Kräftskiva is only held during August because crayfish are only allowed to be harvested during that month. (I want a crawfish-shaped bread! -casey)
Cute! The traditional Swedish Dala Horse.
Stay tuned for upcoming Parts 2 and 3 ! For Lisa's earlier posts here at casey/artandcolour showcasing her amazing photography click here.