Monday, June 07, 2010

A Political Portrait

Politician Hard at Work

The Prince


Sitting on my veranda reading the morning paper on Saturday I suddenly heard someone singing. I jumped on the bike and headed over to the park. The first thing I noticed there was two politicians. The man in the grass is Raymond Svensson from the Centre Party. He is a full time politician and group leader for his party in Haninge. And also the chairman of the Archipelago Foundation. It was the Centre Party that had organized this event. Did I mention that it is an election year? The surprising thing was the entertainer who sang Bellman and Taube in front of the old greenhouse. It was Mikael Trolin, also known as The Prince, (and yes, he is a real Prince, see my portrait of him from two years ago). He is now the leader of the Liberal Party in Haninge. And is running for a seat in the Swedish Riksdag. He was doing his coalition partner a favour by singing a few songs during this meeting. And as I sat down next to the blogging Raymond Svensson, The Prince sang the Dalarö Song for his friend.

9 comments:

billyB said...

We just had an election; the result was no-one won; so they just changed the sides around and changed the result. Magic.
At least none our politicians tried singing.

Peter said...

My vote goes with the singer - if he can hold a tune.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup l'angle de la première photo, on dirait qu'elle est prise avec un grand angle

brattcat said...

Two excellent images, each challenging our expectations of what a politician looks like.

Halcyon said...

Sounds like an interesting afternoon!

T. Becque said...

I like how intent he is on his computer. Whatever he's doing, it's really got his attention.

JM said...

You will never find the portuguese politicians acting like these do! I hope yours are also different from mine in what concerns lying.

Bill said...

You have more adventurous politicians than we have, ours just send us tons of junk mail before an election. Once they're elected we never see them again.

Steffe said...

Oh we have our share of problematic politicians here as well. Mikael had to fire one member last month when he was found drunk and naked one morning at City Hall.

You can see the photo I took of Raymond with his camera here. He was blogging about the World Environment Day.