Thursday, August 23, 2007

a generic swedish postcard

It took almost 30 hours to get to Lund, Sweden, and I'm just getting settled into my new digs here. It's been a very hectic and sleep-deprived first little while. For those who have been asking, here are a few (generally uninteresting) snapshots. Stay tuned - there'll be more to follow in the coming weeks and months. Me and the editor hope things are well with you, wherever you may be logging in from today.

Let's get this out of the way first - yes, there are many beautiful blondes here in Sweden.

The official reason why I'm here: graduate school, at Lund University. Established in the 17th century, LU's 45,000 students make it the largest post-secondary institution in the country.

Bicycles and cobblestones mix better in northern Europe.

Another random street scene from Lund, Sweden.

Never thought I'd be back in student housing again but here we are. Note the IKEA furniture.


  1. wonderful photos (as always) it all looks so wonderful.

  2. Yup, as I suspected. It's SO 'Europe'.

    (Glad to see the Editor made the trip also. I assume he's also working on his Swedish so he can chat up those hotties.)

  3. Nice shots! The Editor speaks authentic native Swedish. "Woof! Woof!"

  4. Sorry, my mistake! The Editor said: " Wööf! Wööf! And WÖÖÖF! Now, that is more Swedish.

  5. Katie ... thank you, I sound like a broken record but if you ever get the chance to visit this country, you should definitely do it!

    -c ... it definitely feels very Europe here. Regarding the editor: oh yes, after only a week, he is already very popular with all of the Swedish ladies.

    Zhu Ruiyin ... the editor is not a dog, he's a bear! Or, I mean, a beär!

  6. Sometimes a bear is not just a beär, as we know from Rafi Zabor's novel, "The Bear Comes Home" (one of the talking, jazz-playing – not blogging – variety).

    DB, congrats on your new digs. The Ikea's slick, the women even more so...

    Enjoy! Ax.

  7. Thanks Amanda, I will enjoy!

    And oh yes, around hear, we know that this particular bear is not just any kind of beär.