Category Archives: Memory

Cameras and truth telling…

Benny Borell has a photographic studio in Solleftea in Sweden. Solleftea also has a huge, eye watering liquor store and an elegant cafe with good coffee and overpriced open sandwiches. Benny Borell is a professional photographer and I enjoyed meeting him. … Continue reading

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Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala sits in layers of time which have been marked, in the 2000 years since the land rose above water, by the burial of people. It is said that under the church, which was once the Archbishopric of Sweden, … Continue reading

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Light and Shade

At the Northern tip of Jutland, in the town of Skagen, the artists Michael and Anna Ancher gathered around them a community of painters. In their house in Skagen they painted light filled canvases showing the grace and strength of … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Seas

Most of the time, when you reach the edges of countries, it’s hard to identify the furthest point of land but Denmark ends, on it’s Northern shore, in a sharp little point. It’s a point where two seas of different … Continue reading

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Holiday Snaps

In 1969/70 I lived and worked in a crafts community at the edge of Durness in Sutherland on the North coast of Scotland. I lived with the family of David and Lotte Illingworth at the community which still exists and … Continue reading

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