Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Swedish Coast Guard ship KBV 001 Poseidon in Öresund

Yesterday the Swedish Coast Guard´s KBV 001 Poseidon passed 
by on its way northwards in Öresund: 

Two years ago Poseidon was on duty in the Mediterranean

The largest rescue operation by the Swedish Coast Guard has them currently en route to Italy. On July 27, the Coast Guard vessel Poseidon Gothenburg was commissioned to rescue migrants off the Libyan coast, where many people in dinghies, small and rubber boats have recently been found trying to get from Africa to Europe. Poseiden encountered a small, open wood boat heavily loaded with people, including many children and women - two of whom are 8 months pregnant. Crew transported 353 of them to a boat with doctors without borders on board, then returned to rescue another 312 migrants. That’s a total of 665 rescued migrants now en route to southern Italy, which they hope to reach on July 29. To date, Poseidon, whose mission is to save the lives of migrants trying to get to Europe, has participated in 12 water rescues and brought 3539 persons to safety. The crew consists of 17 Swedish Coast Guard members, six Swedish police officers and an Italian liaison officer. (Nordstjernan)

Monday, 26 June 2017

Mölle by the Sea

Below are a couple of images from my recent visit to Mölle

Mölle has an interesting history:

"Mölle was a lively 19th century fishing village, some of whose stately buildings survive to the present. It was earlier and still is today an enclave of relatively affluent residents, who initially made their fortunes from fishing. There are extant two sizeable 19th century hotels, which are perched high above the harbour. Other historic buildings surviving are the 1910 Villa Italienborg, built by a scrap dealer whose architectural ideas derived from a visit to the Italian Riviera. Villa Africa is a two story historical residence erected by a Mölle sea captain to woo his bride to move from South Africa." --

"In the latter part of the 19th century Mölle was renowned as a center for erotic entertainment, especially mixed sex bathing (considered marginally scandalous in that era); thus it attracted visitors from throughout Sweden as well as various parts of Europe. There was even a weekly train from Berlin to Mölle up until the First World War."  (Wikipedia)

The Day of the Horse at Krapperup castle

Here are a couple of pictures from the celebration of 
the horse at the Krapperup castle yesterday:

Friday, 23 June 2017

Midsummer Eve celebration in Hittarp

The traditional Midsummer Eve celebration in Hittarp

Midsummer roses

Here is my selection of midsummer roses from the Krapperup castle garden:

Troika rose

Burgundy rose

Crown Princess Margareta rose

Troika rose bud

Per Gynt rose

Bellevue rose

Troika Rose bud

Western Sun rose

Bellevue rose

Bellevue rose

Bellevue rose

Queen of Sweden rose

Louise Odier rose

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A summer evening on the beach

On Monday this week we enjoyed a wonderful summer evening on the beach in Hittarp

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Russian tall ship STS Sedov in Öresund

Early this morning the imposing Russian tall ship STS Sedov passed by: 

Here are some facts about the Sedov: 

STS Sedov (Russian: Седов), formerly Magdalene Vinnen II (1921–1936) and Kommodore Johnsen (–1948), is a four-masted steel barque that for almost 80 years was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation. Originally built as a German cargo ship, Sedov is today a sail training vessel, training cadets from the universities of Murmansk, Saint Petersburg and Arkhangelsk. She participates regularly in the big maritime international events as a privileged host and has also been a regular participant in The Tall Ships' Races. (Wiki)

The ship´s length is 117.5 m.