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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #100 on: June 27, 2014, 01:53:32 pm »
True.

Only the other day I met a person from Västerås who said that everything felt so much more continental here.

She was surprised to find that we usually don't care one bit about Stockholm, but instead consider Copenhagen and Berlin our closest big cities!   ;D

Yeah I mean, why choose Stockholm? When you have two major culture cities, twice as big as Stockholm. Of course Denmark in itself has its problem but Berlin that´s a whole different story.

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #101 on: June 27, 2014, 04:46:19 pm »
Yeah I mean, why choose Stockholm? When you have two major culture cities, twice as big as Stockholm. Of course Denmark in itself has its problem but Berlin that´s a whole different story.

My thoughts exactly!  ;D

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #102 on: July 02, 2014, 05:08:07 pm »
Another lovely sunset July 2nd 11 pm

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #103 on: July 03, 2014, 10:58:15 am »
Yeah I mean, why choose Stockholm? When you have two major culture cities, twice as big as Stockholm. Of course Denmark in itself has its problem but Berlin that´s a whole different story.

 :)  I love hearing your perspectives. What do you mean about Denmark's problem? And why is Berlin a whole different story?


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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #104 on: July 04, 2014, 03:30:27 pm »
:)  I love hearing your perspectives. What do you mean about Denmark's problem? And why is Berlin a whole different story?



If you compare Stockholm with other major cities like Copenhagen or Berlin it differ quite a lot in amount of population. So that's why Copenhagen and Berlin are more favorable. But Denmark's problem is  their view on immigration and integration. It's quite racial and anti forreign culture. That makes Copenhagen a city with with a lot of traditional structure and culture. Comparing to Berlin who has a more open minded view, on new influences. 

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #105 on: July 04, 2014, 11:37:09 pm »
If you compare Stockholm with other major cities like Copenhagen or Berlin it differ quite a lot in amount of population. So that's why Copenhagen and Berlin are more favorable. But Denmark's problem is  their view on immigration and integration. It's quite racial and anti forreign culture. That makes Copenhagen a city with with a lot of traditional structure and culture. Comparing to Berlin who has a more open minded view, on new influences. 

Thanks for the information! I googled the population of all three and I see what you mean about the population difference between Stockholm and Berlin. The odd thing is, according to google Copenhagen is smaller than Stockholm. Must have something to do with whether they just count the city proper as opposed to the surrounding areas, or something like that.

For example Minneapolis, where I live, has a population of just under 400,000, but if you count the whole metropolitan area it's nearly 3.5 million.



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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #106 on: June 18, 2015, 02:44:16 pm »
This weekend is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. After that, slowly the days will grow shorter.
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #107 on: June 18, 2015, 04:28:52 pm »
In Sweden Midsummer is one of the most important holidays of the year.

If possible, it's celebrated in nature at someone's summer house or cabin.

Here's a video of the celebrations (only slightly exaggerated  ::))


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVwKLjdKV8w&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #108 on: June 18, 2015, 04:33:20 pm »
And one more, somewhat more reliable (but not entirely):


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ZLpGOOA1Q[/youtube]

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #109 on: June 19, 2015, 08:40:23 am »
Happy summer solstice.  Now, it's all downhill to winter!

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