Friday, 29 August 2014

A Taste of Sweden - Trosa



It was a chance meeting with Arno and Gita, a tricky mooring and a vicious tree attacking my partner as he helped them tie their boat up next to ours on the rocks at Ringson (followed by a compensatory gin and tonic on their boat) which led us to Trosa, a very pretty little town with a strong New England feel.  I think you can really see how Swedish style influenced building in parts of North America.


This gorgeous house reflects its surroundings, the light green of the roof tiles picking up the light green of the larger tree, while the colour of the railings and the small tree in the front garden are picked up by the window frame in the eaves, all sitting tranquilly beside the river.


Our favourite cafe, Kutter Konfect, which serves delicious coffee as well as hand-made marzipan and truffles.  The Swedes love their coffee and the quality is very high - a lovely, mellow flavour and just the right temperature. We never had a bad cup of coffee in Sweden - a real pleasure. 

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  1. So picture perfect. The land of the midnight sun is truly beautiful.

    Blessings!

    Winter

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  2. Sweden always looks so calm and peaceful.( I don't suppose it really is if you live there)

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    1. It does seem a well ordered country, although it does have its dark side too. (See all the scandi noir television series!).

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  3. Everything looks lovely and serene, just like you in the last picture.

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    1. Trosa is a rather special place and definitely wealthy and very popular with holiday makers - a bit like Nantucket I would imagine and thank you for the compliment!

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  4. Seems like a good way to spend time in what looks like another peaceful place.

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    1. It was a special time and a special place Linda x

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  5. Hello Marianne,

    You have really whetted our appetites for this region, about which we know nothing. It does look to be an intriguing mix of styles and influences, but all so very attractive. And, not a bad coffee to be found......what is not to like?!

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