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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.

Strolling down a Japanese lane

Wandering through a different time and place

Iris Pond (菖蒲池)

Pond of Iris (太宰府天満宮)

@dazaifutenmangu #iris

A little something from Kew Gardens

bee-utiful

@kewgardens #bee

Switzerland from a moving train

Out the moving train window between Grütschalp and Mürren

Baekyangsa butterfly

Incoming

#Baekyangsa #고불총림 #백양사 #butterfly #flowers

A little over five years ago I took today’s photo in South Korea in Naejangsan National Park (내장산).

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