Pretzel Sighting

A Pink House under a cloudy sky (Photo by iHanna - Hanna Andersson)
I was on my way to a friend when I walked by this an few houses. When I notice that it has this nice pink hue I stop, take up my camera and snap a photo. Later I play with the photo in Photoshop; adding a blue sky and some white fluffy clouds, removing a ugly car etc. Prettifying it a bit. Wanna see the original photo? Sometimes it is just fun fun fun to play with those colour curves!

Fik i Vallentuna
I also pass by a patisserie where I notice a pretzel sign on the wall. Every time I see a pretzel these days I think about bloggfriend TJ. Since she moved to Ochsenfurt in Germany she has started a collection of Pretzel sightings that she features frequently on her blog. She is as obsessed with them as I am with owls and Hello Kitty! ;-) I like that kind of seeing. When you are on the watch-out for something special your everyday becomes a bit magic.

Close up of the pretzel sign:
pretzel sightseeing

If you ever really want to go pretzel sightseeing you must come visit me! I actually live in Pretzel Town – for real. At this caf? for example they are always in view:

Kringlan
Here the pretzel is a symbol of the town. You could say we’re famous for our pretzels but I don’t think that the patisseries here do them any differently from anywhere else. It’s just an image, a symbol, a story.

Latte
I like to go to caf?s to write in my diary sometimes, to be alone with my thoughts. I drink my latte slowly. I like glancing up at strangers sitting at other tables, and then looking down at my handwritten pages, contemplating my day. Doodle a few flowers, sip the coffee drink.

Kringlan
Kringla to eat

I usually just drink coffee but in honor of my pretzel hunting I had a cookie. A pretzel of course, called kringla in Swedish. It was delicious, to my surprise. I might have one next time too. Munching away, looking through the big windows at people passing by in a hurry.

In the department store in town even the floor is covered with pretzels:
Kringlan
You never notice when you pass by quickly.

Kringlan
When I stop and look at the carpet I notice the design it’s rather pretty. A lovely yellow ♥-pretzel.

You see more when you stop to look. Have you seen any pretzels (or some other cool symbols/patterns) in your town lately?

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10 Responses to Pretzel Sighting

  1. Meghan T. says:

    I somehow stumbled across your blog and I am loving it. I want to live where you live, I LOVE pretzels…..I also noticed you like owls…I am in love with owls too.
    I just wanted to say hi. Love all your art that you do. So fun!
    I have started journaling lately and have missed that. I want to start a color journal too, that would be fun!!!!

  2. Jennifer L. says:

    This is a fun post! I love the part about sipping lattes slowly in cafes while journaling. Ahhhhh…. One of my favorite things.

  3. EVA says:

    Love the pretzel sightings! Great photos and what an intriguing concept. It’s given me something to think about – what when I see it jumps out at me? What calls to be “sighted”? Hmmm…
    Thanks!

    And great editing on the pink one!

  4. Chris says:

    Hanna, you are so right. I want to take note of things like this better. Time flies by sometimes! I like seeing curlicues everywhere!

    Pretzel town sounds great. I think I’m going to try taking my journal to the coffee house, too.

  5. Michelle says:

    Great post but now I’m hungry. You have a fun blog. Thanks so much for visiting mine too : -)

  6. TJ says:

    Hanna, I’m so happy you’ve shared your Swedish “hearty” pretzels. The fact that there is pretzel carpet in this world takes my breath away!!! This seals the fact that someday I will have to investigate your twisty town! Thanks for making my day. Happy creations from tj in germany

  7. Genevieve says:

    That is one Prince of a Pretzel! Now, of course, we’ll all be seeing them everywhere. Lovely, creative post, as usual. :-)

  8. Flassie says:

    So funny I just watched Pippi L?ngstrump last night
    and there was a pretzel sign in the movie.

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  9. Fanie says:

    How I love this idea, Hanna. :) From now on, I will be on the lookout for some recurent “signs” from my city.
    Now, where’s my camera? :-D

  10. Cory says:

    Yummiest post I have ever seen…love it.

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