Sunday, October 23, 2011

Malmö

Since Sweden is one of the closest countries to Denmark, it was mandatory to include it on my itinerary. But due to a very tight schedule, I and Kat decided only to walk around the city of Malmö. Half-day was enough to recognize the appeal of this city --- its minimalism.

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I am a fan of anything minimalist. As many always say, less is more. I didn't expect Malmö to be this poetically simple but I must say, this place is a photographer's haven. You need not know the tourist spots here since everywhere is an attraction itself. Don't limit your eyes to what is published, instead explore more as real-life slides appear before you.

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But to be honest, our main intention was to visit the spectacular apartment building, Turning Torso. It is a popular attraction due to its unique design and the fact that it is the tallest building in Sweden.

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And since there's nothing to do after seeing it and still had lots of time left, we decided to walk around Western Harbour. Along the way, architectures are showcased to impress. Again, minimalism as its finest. And that harbor is a perfect location to cap the stroll.

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A view of Öresund Bridge can be seen from a distance. It is the link between Sweden and Denmark and was built just ten years ago.

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photo by Kat

Malmö may be a small part of Sweden but it has huge offerings to visitors and locals alike. As the sign below stresses, Diamonds are everywhere and they can be found in various forms.

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I got one little jewel and serves as an inspiration in celebrating Distilling Thoughts' 5th birthday next year.

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Malmö is a little light in Sweden shining very brightly and will continue to shine as long as visitors keep coming. If you want to have a relaxing trip, away from city's chaos, I highly recommend stopping at Malmö. Breathe in. Breathe out.

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Sweden's own backyard
limbers up throughout the world
a precious jewel


Tack, Sweden! Until we meet again and hopefully, I can have a look at your other parts.

totomai
10/23/2011

25 comments:

  1. I love how you did the prompt this week but even more for the wonderful photos you shared of this delightful trip...you have a great talent with a camera.

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  2. Thanks Maggie :-) it was a short yet sweet trip :-)

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  3. Awesome photos! Their simplicity is exquisite!

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  4. Lovely photos and a beautiful place!! Very scenic Malmö!!

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  5. Namiss ko na naman ang mcdonalds apple pie! LOL as always bruh M, galing ng words and really admire your eye through the lense ;) sa uulitin.

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  6. @Sandra, thanks!

    @Nanka, very scenic indeed.

    @Kat, salamat sa pic ko diyan sa taas haha. planning to include a Mcdonald's pic earlier but ubos na space. salamat uli tekat kita kits

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  7. as always you never stop to amaze me with your magic with your camera..indeed it takes a skillful and creative eye to use such system.... huzzah totomai!

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  8. i love your minimalist shots John, especially the 2nd one, so little in the picture, yet it speaks a lot, so much emotions and inspiration can be drawn from that picture.

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  9. @Anthony, thanks!

    @Meow, aw. salamat

    @Ms Beth, that pic inspired to have a minimalist theme for this one :-)

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  10. Lucky you to travel your backyard and see such wonderful places.

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  11. Hi Linda, took quite some time to finally travel lol

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  12. Nice photography from totomai himself

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  13. lol adik ka @Dash. musta boracay?

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  14. as always ganda bf moa-ski

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  15. totomai, what a pleasure to stop by... have always admired your writing and photography how you take us along with you on your journeys...

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  16. What a beautiful place to be. Gorgeous stuff, too. I also admire minimalism.

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  17. Great photos! Malmö is indeed simple yet rich in essence. Wish I'd be able to visit it in the future. But for now, I'm happy to just join your travels thru your blog. :)

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  18. Thanks Sumi, I believe you can go there someday

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