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Old Photographs

Violinist

A photograph of a man playing the violin with his eyes closed, his expression serene and focused at the same time. His thin-framed eyeglasses are only just visible in the picture. A…

Old Photographs

Memory of Aunt Tilda and Bobbi

Photograph of a curly-haired small dog with a collar and a bow on its neck. Someone, most likely a child, has written on the back of the photograph: “Minne av tant Tilda…

Old Photographs

A Family of Eight

A photograph of a man, sitting, surrounded by seven children of different ages. Once you begin looking at their faces, some similarities in their looks become apparent: many of the children have…

Old Photographs

Hedvig from Viipuri

A photograph of a young girl with a rather solemn expression. Her name has been written on the back of the photograph, which reads (in Swedish): “Hedvig (Vava) Palmberg, later Grönlund“. It…

Old Photographs

Smile for the Camera, Kids!

A photograph of three children of different ages, possibly siblings. The older girls stand beside a chair on which the youngest child is seated on, and all three are frowning at the…

Old Photographs

Mourning Veil

Two older women posing together, one of them sitting down, the other one standing. The woman standing is wearing a dark mourning veil, and if you look closely, you can also see…

Old Photographs

Going Skiing

Photograph of an outdoorsy couple posing with skis in a studio setting. Both are dressed in winter clothes, including gloves, hats and coats. Someone has slightly smutched the picture with a pencil,…

Book Journal

Vuoden 2017 luetut ja ensi vuoden lukemattomat

Noin vuosi sitten tein itselleni jokseenkin kunnianhimoisen listan kirjoista, jotka halusin kovasti saada luettua tulevan vuoden aikana. Listalla oli kaiken kaikkiaan 44 kirjaa, ja listan oli tarkoituksena toimia enemmän eräänlaisena muistilistana kuin…

Book Journal

Helmet 2017 -lukuhaaste suoritettu

Vuoden 2017 Helmet-lukuhaaste on täten osaltani suoritettu! Sain viisikymmentä haastekohtaa täyteen 32:lla kirjalla (olen ronskisti ruksinut yhdellä kirjalla suoritetuksi parhaimmillaan neljäkin eri haastekohtaa) ja vuottakin oli tässä vaiheessa vielä pari viikkoa jäljellä,…