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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.

Today is Christopher Street Day

Christopher Street Day

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The world’s best-known LGBT event takes place today in Berlin. One million people will participate in the festivities. The parade procession runs from Kurfürstendamm to Brandenburger Tor, where the grand final rally will take place.

CSD (Christopher Street Day)

Berlin Gay Pride CSD Christopher Street Day parade

2017 Berlin Gay Pride Parade

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One year ago today I found myself in the thick of Berlin’s gay pride parade on Christopher Street Day. I didn’t intend to go to Berlin for a gay pride festival; nor did I intend my AirBNB to be in the center of the gay quarter of Berlin. However, it ended up being a fun neighborhood and memorable experience.

This year’s CSD falls on July 28. I suppose it’s always on a Saturday near the end of July.

Sunset from the Reichstag building roof

Sunset from the Reichstag building roof

Will today be the day?

Fenway Park boston

Fenway Park
Boston

My random, desktop image of the day turned out to be this one. Weird, no? The last time the Red Sox won a World Series at home in Fenway Park was 1918. Will they do it again tonight?

Happy Flag Day!

flag of usa roskilde festival denmark

Today’s photo of the American Flag comes from an unlikely location–the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. I’m not sure if the holder of the flag came all the way from the USA (like I did) or if they were just waving it in support of the American band Mastodon (who were about to hit the stage).

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