Taking it Easy in Kalmar, Sweden

The slogan on the official visitor’s guide states that Kalmar, Sweden, is “for leisure and pleasure.” I get it. Situated beside the Baltic Sea, it is a chill city. Easy to walk. Fascinating history. Friendly folks. Kalmar Castle is a primary attraction. As the website states, its origins date to the 12th Century, and it’s one of the best preserved … Continue reading

Stockholm: Water and Green Spaces

Stockholm, Sweden, was our arrival point for a nearly two-week study abroad experience with the University of North Alabama in May. Almost immediately, I felt at ease in the city. Not only was it my first visit to Sweden, it was my first trip to Scandinavia. Our stay was brief — just a couple of days … Continue reading

Lines and Curves in Stockholm, Sweden

When it comes to photography, I am a total amateur — very non-professional. I didn’t even take my DSLR camera with me on my recent visits to Sweden and Denmark. My iPhone 6 was all I had. Still, it’s easy to carry and takes photos that are good enough to share here. As I am … Continue reading