Flowers after the rain.

Folks dancing around the maypole.

After lunch we took a walk outside. It was rainy in Skåne, but I still managed to find some lovely things to photograph, like this moss.

Here are a few more photos from midsummer. After a big meal for lunch on Saturday, we had strawberries and cream for desert. Mmmm.


Happy midsummer from Höör, Skåne!


Lisa at Djungelsalsa

I went with Inger to Djungelsalsa. Completely by coincidence, I ran into Lisa there. I guess salsa folks move in the same circles (hah!).

Djungelsalsa at Årsta

It's called Djungelsalsa ("jungle salsa") because it's out-of-doors, in the trees. It's actually in a nice little public park in Årsta. It costs 50 SEK to participate in the dancing. People bring picnic stuff with them and have dinner at nearby tables. There's a grill where one can prepare food, and a small kiosk where one can buy food and drink too.



My colleage Roland just showed me Skype. It's very interesting VOIP app from the creators of Kazaa. Here's a description from the skype.org page:
Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes. Skype, created by the people who brought you KaZaA, uses innovative P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you with other Skype users. If you are tired of paying outrageous fees for telephony, Skype is for you!
I have signed up and signed on, but so far I haven't tried it out yet because I don't have a microphone on this computer. It seems very nice though. Check it out!


Sunset over Galma Stan

I took this photo last night on my way back from climbing. The sunset was magnificent. I normally take the subway from Slussen but I decided to walk for a while so that I could enjoy the evening light. I walked over Galma Stan and up to Hötorget before catching the subway from T-Centralen. I took this photo from Katarinavägen. Gamla Stan fills the foreground of the photo; Riddarholmskyrkan can be seen in the background on the left side.


Transit of Venus 2004

Here are some photos I took of the transit of Venus. It was cloudy here in Stockholm during the morning, but I was able to catch the last hour of the transit. I took the photos using a 5-inch Tasco Starguide telescope and a Nikon CoolPix 4500 camera. Three of the photos were taken directly by placing a piece of dark green welder's glass between the telescope eyepice and the camera. The last photo was taken by projecting the image from the telescope eyepiece onto a piece of paper.