Hi! My name is Catherine. I post pictures taken over the last couple of years, many of them from my travels and as many as I can from my home in Stockholm, Sweden. I mainly focus on landscape and wildlife, especially on birds. Right now I'm using a Canon EOS 60D, but some of the pictures on the blog are taken with my old Nikon D90. I usually buy lenses of the cheaper kind and try to make the most of them. In November 2013 I started a 365 project that I hope will help me find a style I can identify with and push me to do things I haven't done before.
Stockholm City Hall as seen from Skinnarviksberget on Södermalm. This is the place where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held ever year on the 10th of December.
Since I came back to Stockholm after spending some time abroad, I’ve been wishing that I could experience that same feeling of amazement when walking around in my own city as I do when I see new sights in other countries. So in an attempt to feel like a tourist in my own town, I’ve been dragging my girlfriend all around Stockholm to see it through her eyes. She recently moved from the US to Sweden to be with me, so she’s the perfect guinea pig.
This picture of the moon over Strandvägen was taken when we were on our way to the Museum of Modern Arts.
These are my first post for my 365 project. They’re taken at the Woodland Cemetery, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, in my hometown Stockholm, Sweden. Unlike its American relative, Alla helgons dag, “All Hallows’ Day”, is somewhat more serious, although not necessarily sad. People go to cementaries to light thousands of candles by the graves of loved ones passed away. As the name suggests, most of the 100 000 graves at the Woodland Cementary are situated in a pine forest, which makes for a unique setting. Many people come just to wander through the forest and look at the lit candles.