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After the weekly saturday market at Fyris Torg in Uppsala, I took in a bit of the culture carnival taking place all over town. The Linne Gardens, taken over by Carl Linnaeus in 1741, had a baroque theme to their activities, and a plant market, so I had to go. 

(In full bloom, official pict)  

Lean-to glass house

Dressed for the occasion  

Field cooking 

Charcoal fried herring 

Baroque dance 

The plant market, run by amatuer gardener clubs, was fabulous and inexpensive. I got 2 yellow-orange azaleas, 2 odd tomato plants, and a yellow peony. 

Today I spent the day soaking up big city culture in Stockholm.

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There was a lunch concert for instance.

They served a very nice soup in the Grunewald Room at the Stockholm Concert Hall. It wasn’t this dark of course. My camera isn’t very good for indoor pictures. The main thing is that the chamber ensamble played baroque music finishing off with Handel, my favorite.

Then later in the evening there was the opening of a new art exibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Le Corbusier is certainly not one of my favorite artists (designer or architect either), but I did make an interesting discovery. He is the one that designed one of my favorite chairs.

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This one at the exibition was well used.

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Here’s my version. Quite different but based on Le Corbusiers original design. I’ve seen many versions of this chair and didn’t know he was the one that designed it first. The reason I fell for it is, of course, the boxyness of it – all right angles and thus easy to design and make with reclaimed lumber. It’s not very comfortable but with enough cushions it’s fine.