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Koloniträdgårdar

Gävle community garden neighborhood

Last year, when I traveled from Copenhagen to Sweden, my SIM card didn’t work in Sweden so I could only use my phone when I was on wifi. I arrived in Gävle a half hour or so before my Airbnb hosts were expecting me, and I had no way to ask them if it was OK if I showed up early. So I took a walk around the neighborhood and discovered a lovely community garden (that I would have never stumbled upon had I not had the extra time).

I believe the place is called Södra Kolonin Gävle. I found out later that the community gardens were established in 1905. Originally there were only a few tiny buildings, and no one lived there. The gardens were a place for the city dwellers to escape to for the day during the summers. As more and more people desired the properties, more small houses were built, and some now live there all the time I’m told. I hear there is a waiting list to buy a place should one become available. I’m not sure how many tiny houses are there now but over a hundred I think.

Should you ever find yourself in Gavle, you should explore this place. Head to the southern end of Muréngatan.

Favorite albums of 2019

@copenhell @YourBaroness @sargenthouse @RussianCircles #brutalAssault2019 #brutalassault @voivoddotnet #voivod @metalchurchis1 #Mgła

In no particular order:

orm copenhell

ORM @ 2018 Copenhell

Orm – Ir

Rotting Christ – The Heretics

Kampfar – Ofidians Manifest

Ulver – Drone Activity

Rammstein – Rammstein

SAOR – Forgotten Paths

Death Angel – Humanicide

Gina Gleason

Baroness – Gold & Grey

Brian Cook of Russian Circles @ Crystal Ballroom

Russian Circles – Blood Year

Demon Head – Hellfire Ocean Void

Tool – Fear Inoculum

Dawn Ray’d – Behold Sedition Plainsong

Mgła – Age of Excuse

Nordjevel – Necrogenesis

Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence

Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear

葬尸湖 | Zuriaake – 深庭 | Resentment in the Ancient Courtyard

And some late 2018 arrivals that didn’t make my original 2018 list:

Voivod @ 2019 Brutal Assault

Voivod – The Wake

Unleashed – The Hunt for White Christ

Metal Church – Damned If You Do

Entropia – Vacuum

Night Crowned – Humanity Will Echo Out

Orange Goblin – The Wolf Bites Back

Valkyrja – Throne Ablaze

Bloodbath to 2020 Brutal Assault

Bloodbath @ Gefle Metal Festival

@BloodbathBand #geflemetalfestival #geflemetal #brutalassault #brutalassault2020

12 more bands were just announced for next year’s Brutal Assault Festival. I’ve always wanted to see Devin Townsend so this will be a first timer. Uada, Bloodbath, Sacred Reich, Soen, Mayhem, and Venom are welcome additions.

Metal Monday

Mgła @ 2019 Brutal Assault

#Mgła #brutalassault #brutalassault2019

Guanajuato mailman

Guanajuato mailman mexico

#cartero #mexico

Nikon deals

nikon d750 z50 compare size weight

I’m not sure how long these deals will last, but the Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G lens (my favorite combination in most settings and the combo that has taken most of the photos on this site for the past few years) is now available for the first time for under $1,500 here. I paid over $3,000 for this package, and the last time I mentioned a price cut for this duo it was to over $2,200. Under $1,500 is an incredible deal.

I’m getting old, have a bad back, and my wrists frequently hurt so I’m thinking about a Z50 for certain situations. With two lenses that camera can be had for under $1,200. Should I go for it?

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