Eye on Design | Sweden | Sublime Sandhamn

Eye on Design | Sweden | Sublime Sandhamn

Sandhamm_sweden The village of Sandhamn is like one big quintessential Swedish style moment. sandhamm_sweden From the moment we docked at the harbor and I saw the beautiful blonde girls sitting on the dock, there was a photo op everywhere I turned. sandhamm_sweden The town of Sandhamn is located on the island of Sandön, literally "Sand Island," the last bit of Sweden in the Baltic Sea before Finland and Estonia. map Since the late nineteenth century, the village has been known as a harbor for sailers and yachters, and a location for the summer holidays.  In fact, the population increases by the thousands in the summertime . . .  it's like Sweden's answer to Nantucket. sandhamn_sweden I wandered through narrow lanes that wound around charming houses. Sandhamn_Sweden sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_Sweden sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_Sweden Many Swedish country houses are painted red - "falu rödfärg."  In the 16th century, the red pigment was derived from copper ore, and the tradition has continued.  sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_sweden Remnants of midsommer festivity were still evident: the greenery-adorned maypole and Swedish flags flying over the houses. midsommer may pole_sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_sweden In full bloom, there was lavender lilac, lupine in heavenly shades of pink and periwinkle, and resplendent golden yellow wisteria. lilac_sandhamn_sweden lupine_sandhamn_sweden wisteria_sandhamn_sweden One local café had a unique way of providing shade to outside tables, and another provided tufted cushions along a long bench outside. sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_sweden This lovely hand painted sign advertising waffles hung on a red picket fence with white "finials." sandhamn_sweden At the edge of the village, I discovered a dramatic vantage point at the top of a rock. sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_sweden sandhamn_sweden And, just because it was that kind of day, I got to capture this enchanting moment - a mother and daughter surveying the breathtaking landscape of the archipelago. sandhamn_sweden Fabulös!  (That's Swedish for fabulous, awesome, magnificent - well, you've just seen the pictures.) lupine_sandhamn_sweden
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  1. marylou at 12:17 pm

    thanks for sharing -it’s beautiful, charming, sublime, storybook-ish.  i’d love to go in person, but for now i will enjoy your photo-logue.  it’s wonderful!

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