Swedish Small Town Wedding

Went to a very nice Swedish small town wedding for a couple in their mid-sixties today.

Saw this thing as we drove into the church parking lot. Could not guess what it was. Turned out to be a bell tower. I guess it shapes the sound to go downward. When the bell went off I could feel the vibrations in my toes.

This woman is dressed in a county costume. Each county has one, dating back to a time before the industrial revolution. They are never changed, always in style and considered to be correct form for attending special occasions, weddings, funerals or visiting the king.

This is a photo of the wedding, standing at left is a choir, on the far right a soloist with a wonderful voice. The priestess – in white – is at the left of the couple. She also had a great outfit, but I missed getting a good shot of her.

 

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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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2 Responses to Swedish Small Town Wedding

  1. Thanks for this interesting post. Being blind and unable to see photographs, I appreciate the fact that you furnish a description for the pictures of the wedding included here. It makes reading your post so much more interesting. (I use software called Job Access with speech which converts text into speech and braille enabling me to have the contents of the screen relaid to me).

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