Friday, August 27, 2010

The President

The President

This is Johan. He is a history buff. His preferred dressing style is the fashion of the 1940s, and it was his outfit (and bag), that caught my eye when I noticed him in Handen. He was in a hurry and had a train to catch, but was kind enough to give me a few minutes of his time. Johan's big history interest dates back a bit more than seventy years. He is the President of Albrecht's Handgonnes. A living history society that focuses on King Albrecht of Mecklenburg's Swedish reign (1364-1389). It's a non-religious and non-political group that enjoys re-enactments of the life in a group of royal handgunners during the last 50 years of the fourteenth century. If you would like to know more about this check out their informative web site. Johan, who is planning a move to a new apartment in Uppsala (where his girlfriend studies at the University), is a trained Medieval archaeologist, but at the moment he works as a personal assistant.

11 comments:

MrsLittleJeans said...

Outstanding...love how creative people are! And he looks great in his outfit too!

RedPat said...

You have quite an assortment of people in Handen. The portraits are always so interesting!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great photo of a great character and a great story.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Bjork said...

Is there anybody who does nothing in Haninge? You know a total lazy layabout slob, with grey hair and a flabby face. A bit like me? Are you all totally photogenic?

Paula said...

He looks really interesting and it's a great portrait.

Olivier said...

il a un superbe look avec une tres belle casquette

Halcyon said...

I love his style!

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AB said...

Something of a character! I can I only wonder what his Mediaeval archaeologist girlfriend wears

Steffe said...

I find most people interesting.

@ Bjork. No. Possibly. Not sure. Yes.


A very good question AB!

VP said...

For what I know a perfect outfit, straight from a 1940's movies...