Saturday, May 26, 2007

The 18th-Century-Style Wedding

This morning, as I set out to do an errand downtown, it ocurred to me to bring the camera along. You never know when a good motive will show up, so it´s best to be prepared at all times.
Well, today those motives would be plenty.
I was strolling through University Park when a terrible thunder roared over my head. I looked up the hill, and there were two 7.5 cm caliber field cannons from 1903 firing in my general direction. Fortunately it was not an act of war, but salutation rounds that formed part of an academic ceremony. The Artillery Society of Jämtland who were carrying out the operation appeared in historic uniforms and chatted freely with curious spectators.
"Have you seen it now?", a few ladies could be heard saying to their husbands.

Next, I was fortunate to witness the beautiful newly wed couple as they emerged from the cathedral. In line with the ongoing Linnean celebrations, everything was performed in the spirit of the 1700´s including wardrobe, ceremony and dances. More pictures

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Special guests

Marking the high point of the Linnean celebration in Uppsala, the Emperor of Japan and wife payed a visit. Here seen next to the King and Queen, and Princess Viktoria.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Welcome, dear nephew

This young fellow, who has yet to be named, was born in the first hours of the month of May and is now experiencing his first night at home with proud parents Martin and Lina. He measures 53 cm and weighs in at just over 4 kg.
We are all very impressed and delighted over his arrival, as well as of our new-won titles; grandmother, grandfather, aunt and uncle.

You will definitely see more of this cutie here in the future.