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.
I 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.