Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Mayor and the Musician

The Mayor Free Strawberry? Mikael Vinsa
The Mayor of Haninge, Martina Mossberg had a busy day during the Midsummer party in the park. She promised me that she would partake in the traditional dancing around the Maypole, and I said that a photo of her doing the Small Frogs dance would be a good one! Perhaps that scared her because when the dance started she was busy giving away strawberries, and yes they were very tasty. On the second photo Martina is talking to fellow politician Raymond Svensson, and treating Mikael Vinsa (who is one of the people in the Jordbro World Orchestra project), to a free strawberry. And on the third photo you can see Mikael in action during the Midsummer dancing where he was one of two musicians playing all the traditional songs.

7 comments:

Nantucket Daffodil said...

looks like a fun celebration.

Petrea Burchard said...

It's wonderful to live in a town small enough where
a) beloved traditions are still practiced
and
b) you can speak personally with the mayor.

Peter said...

It's looks like the best time, fresh strawberries and dancing, love it.

Jack said...

We call this Truth in Advertising . . . a mayor wearing a shirt reading "politician."

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Seeing the mayor doing a 'small frogs' dance would have made a great shot Steffe, maybe she thought it would look undignified haha!

Rob and Mandy said...

Very bad idea to go around Spain wearing this kind of Tshirt!!!!!

Gunn said...

Da har jeg sett dine fine foto, og lest om svensk feiring i norske aviser. Det er stort for dere, mye større enn den lille markeringen vi har.....

Ha en fin SOMMER!