Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Day at the Market

A Day at the Museum

Cooking On An Open Fire

The Blacksmith

As promised, here are a few more photos from the historical Christmas market that I visited last weekend. Arranged by the Blacksmith Martin (third photo) and his wife Agnes (who designs jewellery), at their museum in Handen. Outside you could buy handicraft made by the Blacksmiths, and also get a hot dog that was cooked over an open fire (second photo). The museum (top photo) has a rather unusual story. It's an old cottage called Svensro that Martin and Agnes has been able to save.They have moved it from it's original location with the help of some of their friends. You can see photos at their web site. After enjoying a hot dog and talking to some of the Vikings that I met in October, and taking a portrait of Caroline I went inside for a coffee and some music,photos of that to come tomorrow.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

Sympathique ce retour dans le passé pour faire vivre le marché

Washington said...

The images seems to take us to a time trip. Really impressive.

Leif Hagen said...

I think I'm going to start wearing the reindeer skin which I bought up in Pitea to my office. It could be a new fashion accessory like Mr. Blacksmith's!

B SQUARED said...

Looks like a scene from long ago.

brattcat said...

These are excellent, Steffe. It really does feel as if we've time-travelled back to the past.

Kate said...

You were wise to move inside; it looks very cold. I admire the enterprising nature of your friends.

Halcyon said...

It looks like lots of fun. I want one of those viking coats!!

MrsLittleJeans said...

Like this a lot...thank you!

Mo said...

Very different to the London Markets

kostas said...

Lovely and very interesting!

exposemaximum said...

thanks for sharing these beautiful images.