A Christmas Gift From the Other Side – An Amazing Christmas Story About Brenda Schmitz

This is a truly moving and loving story about a wife / mother – Brenda – giving away a christmas present, after she passed away, to her husband when he had found a new love.

The christmas present should consist of three parts. She wanted his new life partner to have a weekend of pampering with shopping, spa and things that make her smile. For the family, an awesome trip for all of them, and finally a night out for all the doctors at the hospital.

Listen to the full story in the youtube-clip down below, and read full article here.

This is as much Christmas as it can be

Stockholm – Third Advent

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm, One Week Before Christmas
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm, One Week Before Christmas

This is a photo from yesterday. The photo is taken from Riddarholmen towards city hall and Kungsholmen. We’re currently experiencing the warmest November – December in 133 years. Strange with rain in Stockholm, and snow in Egypt…

Amazing version on Fairytale of New York

Yesterday a F1-friend of mine showed me this amazing version of Fairytale of New York.

Katzenjammer, Ben Caplan And The Trondheim Soloists – Fairytale Of New York from Stene Osmundsen on Vimeo.

Best wishes for the weekend!

Spotifylink: Katzenjammer – A Fairytale Of New York

Electric moon

During my winter holiday I spent some time in Piteå. The 27:th of December was a remarkable day in terms of a beautiful sky and a clear moon, so I spent a whole day walking around in my old home town. On my way back (behind Nolia for those that are familiar with Piteå) I came across some electric wires, and just behind the wires, The Moon – so I thought I’d call the pic Electric Moon…

Hope you all get a good start of your week.

Electric Moon
© Pedro Hansson - Electric Moon

Julbord in Stockholm

In Sweden we have a tradition called Julbord (Christmas table). Almost every company  as well as all the familys meet up to have “a Julbord”. This is a tradition that goes on from first of Advent until Christmas day, and is a “must have” on Christmas eve. A typical julbord consists of Herring, ham, meatballs, salmon and many many more dishes. It’s almost like Spanish tapas but served in the middle of the room where all pic up their food.

Yesterday I had a Julbord at an old ship called Mälardrottningen. The weather wasn’t typical Swedish since we still have no ice (!!) and just a little snow, but we have plenty of clouds and rain 🙂

This is a pic that’s taken from the ship towards the southern parts of Stockholm. The reason for the pic is the lights that I suspect comes from Zinkensdamm.

Hope you had a nice weekend

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm Söder - Nikon D7000

A true Christmas story

We’re approaching Christmas; a time when most of us will ask ourselves the question “was I a good person this year?”. There will also be a lot of “good” stories, and to be frank I love many of those stories, they aim at keeping us as good as we possibly can.

So, if you heard all the stories of Christmas before, you might know what will happen. With this story you won’t. It’s a true story with all parts of Christmas in it.

Hope you enjoy!

Link to the story

Stockholm 2011 - 12 -02 - Hötorget - iPhonepic
(c) Pedro Hansson - Stockholm 2011 - 12 -02 - Hötorget - iPhonepic

Stockholm getting ready for Christmas – part 2

Last weekend I posted some pics with the title “Stockholm getting ready for Christmas”. This is my second post around that subject.

I really must say that the city council has done a remarkable job with dressing the whole town for Christmas. So amazing just to walk around the town and watching it all.

(note: Some of the pics are a bit blurry, due to a bad lens -> Long shutter time and no tripod, but I hope I submitted the atmosphere)

Hope you’ll have a great weekend /thanksgiving!

Link to the previous post:

© Pedro Hansson – http://saarimner.com

A man with two dogs

Yesterday I had a night out on the town and took some photographs for an album that I will post tomorrow “Stockholm getting ready for Christmas”. During the evening we came across this man buying flowers in an alley in Stockholm Old Town. I immediately thought that it looked like a scene from a movie. The atmosphere, the mans face impressions and the two dogs that looked like they’ve got a million dollar treat!

I took about 10 pictures and I actually think that the man with the two dogs came out the best…

This is my favourite out of the 10. It isn’t by far the most sharp or perfect out of them  but what I like with this picture is the atmosphere. I put the camera ISO really low (200), which is really low for evening time so the camera needed a longer shutter time, which let the image be a bit blurry due to handshaking, but I think that was better for keeping the atmosphere there. Don’t know if I succeeded in capturing the feeling but I thought I’ll share it for further commenting.

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

20111118 A man with two dogs
(c) Pedro Hansson – Nikon D7000 – A man with two dogs