Cultural festival, continued
Today was the end of the one week cultural festival in Stockholm. Also it’s the day of the big book-sale on Drottninggatan. The stalls run all along it. I tried to keep my shopping down this year – I simply don’t have the bookshelves for many more books. A few pocket books were all I bought. K on the other hand bought a bunch of quite nice coffee table books.
Yesterday I worked at the environmental station at the allotment. Hard work, since it was sunny and hot. Mom and I assisted with the wood tugging machine, loading new stuff onto it.
Then I went into town to check out the art sale in Kungsträdgården – “konstrea” is a cool project where known artists along with art students make unsigned paintings and they are all sold for just SEK 199:90. You don’t get to know who made the art you buy. After looking around for quite a while I realized that the best pieces had gone – I saw people holding on to some quite nice stuff – and ended upp buying a collage of old ladies magazines (above).
Kungsträdgården was quite crowded. Apart from the cultural festival, a youth festival is also on with all sorts of activities. Unlike many people I know, I like it when there are a lot of people on the streets and many things to do in town. Like the other night when I listened to a Romanian band at Gustaf Adolfs torg, and people were hanging around talking, dancing, sitting on the streets. Myself I sat down on the sidewalk right by a zebra crossing, since the road was shut off anyway.