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Alla inlägg den 11 augusti 2013

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 11 augusti 2013 06:56

Oh well, another week has gone by before I received any help with updating my blog........and there is no excuse of having bad connection ?? ( only in the beginning of the week)
The God honest truth is, that Mom and Birgitta has been shopping at yarn stores...............and after that I’ve felt terribly rejected and alone. I’m listening to klickety klickety noise from needles all day long........I get a quick bathroom break and than back to click click ....................Yesterday I decided to pout all day to give Mom bad conscience..............so here’s my story for the week
Yarnshop busy fingers, closed for vacation ...................booo hoooo
 
 
 
Other yarnshop open .............whooppiieeee
 
 
 
and this is the result...............
 
They were in such a rush to get started with their needles so we stopped at the first best campsite, instead of driving to the famous High coast which is Northern Sweden's most gorgeous area. Not that it it was pretty here too, but it wasn’t the High coast..........
 
 
I entertained my self by looking out the door at people passing by..................
 
 
 
and taking long naps.....................which by the way isn't too bad.............
 
We continued our trip North and made a brief stop at a town named Sundsvall. The town was created around an iron mill and important harbor in 1642. It has a port by the Gulf of Bothnia, and is located 395 km north of Stockholm The city has burned down and been rebuilt four times.The first time, in 1721, it was set on fire by the Russian army during the war. The last fire, in 1888, was the largest in Sweden's history. It is presumed that the fire was caused by a spark from a steamship. After that fire, the city center was rebuilt only with stone buildings. Sundsvall's center is therefore nicknamed The stone city, and the old buildings are beautifully decorated with lots of ornaments and towers.
 
       
 
The main street was (like in most Swedish cities ) a no car shopping street.............
 
and of course there's a park with a fountain like most cities
   
After the last fire in 1888 a wealthy patron put up a  weather vane in shape of a dragon on his rooftop to protect from further disasters. Many copied this and in later years the dragon became the symbol of the city. Now there’s a parade every spring and a new dragon is born and put up on display. Different companies hire artists to paint them as advertisement and children are encouraged to play on them.
This is a fad  we noticed in many cities, and even in my puppy town Palm Beach where they had alligators painted.
 
                       
 
I think there's no question what company this dragon is to represent .............
 
 
 
I liked this one a lot
 
but this one was my favorite by far..................giddyup ...................
 
 
 
one really perverse thing here was these window displays ?????????? not sure if this was done on purpose to get peoples attention, or if it was work in progress ?
 
   
 
Right now we are parked at Birgitta's house, but we made one more stop before we got here..................I'll tell you about that tomorrow, because it's now breakfast time...............
all is good here, Mom is almost done with her knitting project ..............hallelujaaaa , more time for me I hope.....................wet kisses to you all....
 
 
 
 

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