As you might have already read, I have been putting off this effort for 7 years now. Acknowledging this fact makes me feel really, really, old :\ but anyway, here is the thing.
I recently shifted to Stockholm for my Masters, pursue dreams and enjoy some first world living. So there is a huge amount of ‘major step in life’ enthusiasm going around (in my head). Now it seems, the epic beauty of this place was enough to push me off the edge and I have managed to click around a 100 photos in 3 days. Believe me, its an effort of staggering scale for me. These photos sit sadly in my hard disk but then I came up with the brilliant idea of posting them online :D So here goes nothing, YAY! -.-
I went around clicking photos of the area I stay in. Its called Lappkärrsberget, fondly refered to as Lappis (very cute)
One of my first clicks, I was very taken by the streets and the lampposts that, as a friend suggested, might have been completely in place at Hogwarts. Everywhere I looked there were shades of red, gray and cream, all nestled in lots and lots of green. This combined with the cold air flowing through my hair was enough to put me in an adventurous mood.
I had 3 days to kill before the registration day, so I decided to move around a little and delight in getting the feel of the area nearby. I soon stumbled upon a trail behind my block and it led to a fantastic discovery :D I found this solitary bench. Notice the message carved on it, it says
THE FRIENDLY BENCH
Rule1: If you want a new friend, have a seat
Rule2: If you see someone sitting here, say hello!
Rule3: Make a new friend
I sat for a while, reading my book. Sadly there were no passersby.
Moving along, I saw something amazing, could it actually be and behold, a lake! A huge one at that. I decided to walk along and found a cozy spot some 3 kilometers ahead where I finally took a selfie!
Fun fact: I heard that the lake water is drinking quality water, that is just amazing to me :p
It struck me that all of this natural beauty, which happens to the most profound I have experienced yet, was hardly 100 meters away from the roads and buildings. Indeed it was possible to hear the traffic at some spots and occasionally peeks of multi stories were visible through the trees.
Today I followed another, more ‘foresty’ trail. I was sure I heard a bear..
Fortunately for me though, it turned out to be a relatively short walk till I arrived at the other end of Lappis, and the bear, was actually a speed boat out in the lake. Next time, I will venture with a more steadfast mental state. As I came out of the shrubbery, much to the surprise of an elderly couple cycling up the road, I heard music and merry sounds. It seems the locals were taking full advantage of the warm sun out today, at the beach.
This was all about my explorations of Lappis so far! I do have an interesting snippet of information. Waves of mystic lights have been reported in the sky at ungodly hours by the denizens, but it is rumored that only the most patient and hardy lot, willing to face down the challenges of nature and achieve inner strength can be blessed with these visions! Seriously though, I really need to get my ass out of bed at 2 AM to see the Aurora XD
As a final thought, why so many grills everywhere? They are everrrywhere!