Midsummers Eve, Linkoping, 200614

June 25, 2014

Though I’d asked Prashanth in the morning, he mistook the midsummer’s eve Maypole dancing to be taking place on the next day; at about 4pm, he realized his mistake, and we set off to the place where it was taking place.


Here’s a video of the dancing that he took last year:

And of the music: Though the dancing had finished, the maypole was still up: We saw the Love Pavilion: IMG_1164 IMG_1163 IMG_1179 There was a small stream: IMG_1174 There was a pretty wooden bridge across it: IMG_1165 Perhaps this gentleman was going over his memories, with that reminiscent smile on his face? IMG_1166 There were plenty of flowers blooming: IMG_1212 IMG_1168 IMG_1190 IMG_1177 IMG_1194 IMG_1195 this Silverpil tree (Salix alba) IMG_1200 IMG_1199 had some beautiful bracket fungi: IMG_1196 IMG_1198 It is the custom on this day to wear crowns of wildflowers: IMG_1171 But that doesn't mean one can't be in touch with modernity! IMG_1176 The birds were there, too! IMG_1170 There were some Vikings around: IMG_1191 Some kind of game with wooden skittles was being played: IMG_1162 I looked at some pretty old architecture: IMG_1202 IMG_1216 IMG_1217 IMG_1218 IMG_1219 This is the Stora Hotel: IMG_1223 IMG_1220 IMG_1221 IMG_1222 Here's coffee... by George! IMG_1224 I loved this window: IMG_1226 This one is from 1912! IMG_1211 IMG_1213 IMG_1204 IMG_1207 With some serpentine touches: IMG_1205 Some shop windows looked inviting: IMG_1208 IMG_1209 So did this art gallery (it was closed, of course) IMG_1210 Of course, the Tourist Bureau was closed, too! IMG_1215

Let me close with this flower (probably a Columbine?)


we then walked towards the Linkoping Cathedral…but that’s the next post!