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Wednesday, 18 February 2004
bon anniversaire jewelsmar!


Today is jewelsmar’s birthday. I phoned her this morning (her time, but this evening my time). I had to phone back, because her Swedish visitor Erik was on the phone. And I got thinking that the last time I physically saw jewelsmar was back in August 2001, in Stockholm.  The picture above shows sunset on 18 August 2001, the Stockholm skyline, and some hot-air balloons floating overhead.

Stockholm is apparently sometimes called the Venice of the North and the city is spread out on 25 small islands. That said, the entire Stockholm archipelago contains 25,000 islands (more or less).  I am also somewhat tired of all these Venice comparisons. Any town or city with a bit of water invites the comparison, it seems.  A simple search on google for the phrase Venice of the North brings up St Petersburg, East Manchester, Amsterdam, and Bruges on the first page. That’s ignoring all the “Little Venices” around the place.

Posted by bigblue on 18/02/2004 at 11:35 PM
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