Friday, October 09, 2009

Enjoying the lovely smell of tar

Enjoying the lovely smell of tar

This is Lotta and Johan. Another couple that I met at the Viking Market in Handen. I told Johan to look a bit wild here and I think it worked. They have been members of the Tattarklanen for about two years. As anyone interested in the Viking Era Johan had visited the Medieval Week on Gotland earlier this year. The items in front of them are all hand made and for sale. They told me that this hobby is very time consuming. It can take as long as 14 hours to make this type of pitcher. Another interest they have is sailing. And with a very special ship, the Sofia Linnea. A fire wood yacht. The Sofia Linnea is a replica and was built in 1988. A century ago there were hundreds of similar cargo sailing in the Stockholm archipelago. This is my last post from the Viking Market, and if you would like to have a look at all the photos just sit back and have a look a the slideshow below.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

Poor Johan! He's trying to look fierce, but...he looks a little insane! ;-)

I lot their pitchers, though. They must be fairly pricey if it takes that long to make one.

Fun couple!

brattcat said...

They do beautiful work. What a talented couple.

cieldequimper said...

Seems you made Lotta laugh in the process. A very enjoyable series.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting--that is a fierce--if insane--look on Johan's face, LOL!!! :-D

Wonderful pitchers, I hope the sell lots.
fun foto!!!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Hi Steffe,

Thanks for your comments and visiting my blog. I like your blog and will follow it. And I loved the Viking video. There's something about seeing men in skirts...
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Vogon Poet said...

Nice couple and great slideshow, but I was obviously distracted by the Sofia Linnea. Any way to know something more about this o this type of vessel? I checked your link but it's Swedish only and the same are most of the link I got with a search.

Leif Hagen said...

Helga and Torbjorn look like real Vikings in this photo!

Frightful about the car burning incident!

Just back from a trip to Los Angeles and Malibu. Heard we had our first snow here this morning. Snow in Haninge yet?

Steffe said...

Malibu sounds nice. Ha ha, no snow yet. I spent yesterday at a big sporting event with 9000 athletes, met the winners ant took a few hundred photos. And this could be hard to believe but the same thieves stole another car last night. They dumped and torched it at the exact same spot as a few night ago. So I had to call the fire fighters again. And go up at five in the morning to document the burning car.

Steffe said...

I can't seem to find any English info about this type of ship Mr. Poet. But a little over a century ago there was some 600 boats shipping stuff in the Stockholm archipelago. Everything from sand (same in English), wood (ved), hay, fish and potatoes. The boats where called sandkilar, klyvarskutor and vedjakter which was the biggest type of vessel. It could weigh up to 30 tonnes and take 60 tonnes of cargo. If you mail the people responsible for the Sofia Linnea maybe they can tell you more. Try it: info@sofialinnea.se