Illuminate!

In dark times, illuminate! /iHanna

Right now the sunrise is about eight in the morning, and then the sun sets at two o’clock in the afternoon. I’ts quite dark around here really, and most people miss the sun compleatly when they work indoors each weekday. Therefor we are such suckers for lights, and today it’s 1th of Advent. I’ve cleaned up this place a bit – and set up a Advent candlestick:

Advent candlestick

In town there is a light festival this year any way, with lots of lights directed on houses, ice sculputres and trees around town. It’s very beautiful and makes walking in the afternoon a more pleasent experience. Here are two of my favourits:
Light tree
A tree sculpture is set up in the middle of town, and it slowly changes colour from white to lilac to blue to orange… Way cool.

And this is a fountain sculpture by Stig Lindberg, a cool artist who made lots of beautiful ceramics:
Stig Lindberg fontain
The fish fontain is one of my favourit sculptures in this town, and now it’s illuminated with green light, and when you pass it you here strange funny sounds, almost like they were trying to say something. Sorry for the blurry photos, but like I said, it’s dark times right now.

Have a great Advent people!

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4 Responses to Illuminate!

  1. miriam says:

    wow, that is so awsome. I have to stop by your site everyday to see what you are up to. love the pictures.

  2. Bea says:

    I love the lights! So beautiful! They put up light chains here in the city , but it?s nowhere near as elaborate as in your town!

  3. Snowbear says:

    WOW! I had no idea about that–something my swedish friend here never told me. The streets look beautiful though! Make sure you get out each day for some sunshine; good for the soul.
    ;-)

  4. tine says:

    Oh I know, the darkness when one is so high up on the planet. Once saw a documentary on TV about I believe it was Finland’s most northern city and theior sidewalks in dsowntown are having heating from underneath to melt the ice away and they have daylight lamps in their houses to keep deprerssion away and get daylight and all.
    I hope you are not all that far up north though…Your lights look beautiful!!!

    xoxo
    ~t.

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