Rethinking the landscape of death; Foreground

Natural burial is challenging cemetery design and our increasingly toxic death management practices and finding potential for new expressions of thoughtfulness and beauty along the way.

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15 Adventurous Day Trips From Stockholm [2018 Insider Guide]; One Weird Globe

With the help of our ultimate guide to the 15 best day trips from Stockholm, you’ll be able to find an amazing day trip that suits your style and budget!

Source: 15 Adventurous Day Trips From Stockholm [2018 Insider Guide] | One Weird Globe

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s; Nele Schroder; The Local

From a mixed-gender swimming pool to strikes and demonstrations – Sweden was a country transforming into a more modern society in the beginning of the 20th century. Here are ten pictures that show what that looked like.

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Gotland: The beautiful Swedish island you must visit; Helen Russell; Telegraph

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe; Lori; Travel Moments In Time

Planning a trip to Europe? Here are the best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe recommended by travel bloggers. Some are UNESCO natural heritage sites, while others are UNESCO monuments.

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The Most Amazing Royal Homes Around The World; TrendChaser

From Buckingham to Phnom Penh, check out the most amazing places royalty has called home!

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How to be a Viking in Stockholm: Where to go and what to do; Andrew Peacock; The Local

Want to get the full Viking experience in Stockholm? The Local has compiled a list of strapping, burly places for you to check out during your day with axe and shield.

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Eight perfect ways to enjoy the Swedish outdoors this summer; Audrey Duquenne; The Local

Sweden – High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago

With the summer weather now taking hold, it’s time to leave your house and take in the Swedish fresh air. Here are some of the best outdoor activities in Sweden that will help you enjoy the country’s unspoiled nature.

With the right to roam freely in forests, lakes, islands and mountains, the Swedish outdoors is a playground. Whether you want something sporty and active, or just an unforgettable experience to share with friends or family, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Hiking

Sweden’s flagship summer activity and its most accessible is hiking. An inexpensive hobby you can practice wherever you want and whenever you want, good hiking spots can be found in Swedish cities or further afield in its national parks.

Sweden has 29 national parks which are all free to access and nearly 400 hiking trails maintained by the Svenska Turistföreningen (the Swedish Tourist Association). Kungsleden (The King’s trail) in Swedish Lapland and the Vasaloppsleden (The Vasalopp Trail) in central Sweden are the most famous, but trails can be found all over the country.

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Why you need to visit the oh-so-gorgeous Swedish island of Gotland; Geraldine Carton; Image

Sweden – Hanseatic Town of Visby

Gotland is Sweden’s best-kept secret because next to no one outside of the country has ever even heard of this island, or the wonders and delights that it holds.

…That was, at least, until now.

The largest of the Swedish islands, Gotland is located on the southeast peninsula of Sweden. Its largest town, Visby, is a former Viking settlement that is still surrounded by a well-preserved medieval city wall and is now a modern-day UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visby: a town full of history and charm

Visby is bursting with charm, character and history, as seen through its twisty-turny cobblestone streets, medieval surroundings and the mismatch, haberdashery-style homes that line its streets. These homes might incorporate a wide range of colours and styles, but one thing that remains consistent is the way in which they resemble real life dollhouses. Seriously, you don’t get much more darling than a Visby cottage.

Island life

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A Hommage To Eliot Porter; Hans Strand; Luminous Landscape

Sweden – High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago

In 1990 I visited the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. I was eager to see some powerful American landscape photographs. In their collection of work by the American masters, they had several dye transfer prints by Eliot Porter and for a very decent amount of money. However, at this time in my life, I was not ready for Eliot Porter. I simply did not appreciate the subtle content of his intimate landscapes. I was just too naive in my own photography and too much of a freshman to understand the quiet whisperings in Porters photography. Like many young photographers, it was the dramatic landscapes in ”Hallelujah Light” which attracted me. Hence my disappointment. Today I have turned 62, which today is supposed to be the new 40 (I doubt though) and have matured in the intimate direction and I really wish I had bought one of Porters dye transfers that day in Yosemite 26 years ago.

Intimate landscapes have over the years gradually become my own passion. I am also no longer waiting for dramatic sunrises. I prefer to spend these early hours in my bed.

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