Tuesday, January 31, 2012


CLARION HOTEL POST is the new hotel in Gothenburg. The building was built in 1925 as the main post office. Watch the opening.
No money was spared for this project built in the style of Nordic Classicism. As with the National Romantic building style, domestic materials were used, Swedish bricks, slate and granit with plenty of arts and craft work inside the building.

Jaume Plensa's sculptures outside belong to the hotel.
A new entrance with gold mosaic!?

Terrific details.

 The inside is very welcoming and cozy and humorous. A flattened mail truck is on the wall. 
The counter is in crystal from Kosta-Boda  Very impressive.

This building was added to house the hotel rooms. Does it match the old building?

Cozy and inviting. The world's longest golden sofa?
Fun bookcase

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Swedish Folk Art"Here Rides our Most Gracious King"
Painted on pine 62 cm x 30.5 cm
Swedish Folk Art. Dancing men 44 x 28cm birch wood
Swedish Folk Art. Dancing women 44 x 28cm birch wood

Swedish Folk Art. Old fashioned Swedish pine food container 39x33cm

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany. On the 1.300 m² large layout, far more than a thousand trains, aircrafts, cars and ships move about. A wonder of the world in miniature. More information 
(Double-click the film when it has started -  to get a larger image)