Observing Sweden – 2 Photos

Sweden – Two PhotoThese were taken at the Sing Fest here. It’s a big deal. Thousands attend, to listen to musicians on stage and sing along (Allsång på Skansen)  for three hours. Swedes love it. It rained steadily for two and a half hours. Thin little raincoats were sold. Many were wise enough to bring umbrellas. All sang along, sitting on camp chairs they brought along – happily drowning. Swedes do not complain. It’s weird. During a brief sun brake at the final thirty minutes I shed my raincoat and took a walk, hoping to dry off a bit.

Sing Along House 1 CroppedI came across these old shelters, used for storage. Made from huge beams that seem to last forever, over a hundred years for sure. Still solid, good for fifty more I guess. You see them all over the place in Sweden—some still in use.

Sing Along house 2



About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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