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Winter Wonderland

Here I will post some images of winter and of the Christmas season around the northern hemisphere. There is so much to wonder and to enjoy even during the coldest months! There are wonders everywhere, we just have to be able to spot them!

Just follow the images and you will be able to see how our world can be beautiful and magical. I know it is kinda rhetorical, but if we train ourselves to catch such an enchantment, to deeply enjoy the seconds that we live, I’m sure that our lives can be better, our spirits turn lighter and our experiences, when on travel, can be even more intense. It is not easy to do, I am trying it out too, but I’m starting to see the first results, and it feels amazing.

Brussels_Market_RhineBruxelles (Belgium) and La Grande Place/Grote Markt

1071941 Copenhagen (Denmark). Winter decorations and magic at Tivoli.

roterplatz Moskau (Russia). The incredible Red Square lit up with festive decorations.

Rockefeller Tree Lighting New York (U.S.A.). The classical, enchanting lights of the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree.

557762-bigthumbnail Japan. A Torii, a traditional Japanese gate commonly found at the entrance of a Shinto temple, covered in snow.

 

Santa_Claus_Village3 Rovaniemi (Finland) – Santa Claus’ Village

 

weihnachtsmaerkte_04_07 Brixen/Bressanone (Italy) – The warm and cozy lights of the Christmas Market, a tradition of the Südtirol region.

821283-niagara-falls-ice-winter Niagara (Canada/U.S.A.) – Frozen river

SONY DSC Goðafoss (Iceland) – The purest magic of the Nature at its best.

hotel-kakslauttanen-igloo-village-leadSaariselkä (Finland) – Warm and comfortable igloo (Kakslauttanen) to wait for the Northern Lights and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of this place.

6415312_800d225fc2_z Stockholm (Sweden) – The city itself is a jewel, and with snow even more.

tromso_dark Tromsø (Norway) – Winter lights in the city.

harbin-ice-festiva_2781691k Harbin (China) – The annual, spectacular ice festival. I think there are no words to describe it. I think I will post something else about this thing! Stay tuned. And enjoy the world.

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Sweden

Today, the 6th June, is Sweden’s National Day. Sweden is a country with which I’m personally bound, I’ve some dear friends that live there and I’ve been lucky enough to visit it some times, and of course I’m looking forward to visit it again. In order to celebrate it properly, I’ve tried to gather some iconic spots of this awesome country, where nature rules and where, especially in the long cold winters, silence prevails.

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Östersund’s landscape from above. The city is located on Sweden’s fifth largest lake, Storsjön. According to the legend there’s a monster dwelling in there

Östersunds_rådhus_i_kvällsljus Östersund’s City Hall 18572428 Almost a boundary between civilization and wilderness, Luleå is a small but enjoyable city, famous for its highly productive Technical University.

Jönköping View of Jönköping, situated on the Vättern Lake

Orebro_slott_2010 Örebro’s Castle stora_alvaret_01_2013-08-19_01 Windmill in the green of the limestone barren field named Stora Alvaret, on the Island of Öland.

Sweden tourism destinations The picturesque village of Visby, located on the beautiful Gotland Island. 276740_3imagepuff Uppsala and its famous university as well as a student-like and young atmosphere. stockholm-die-vasa-a12548b5-0c65-4682-be49-900b51850afc stockholm_city_hall__sweden Alt-Stadt-Stockholm-Schweden Stockholm_Overview stockholmpanorama The wonders of Stockholm. PIX-BX7BCK The amusement Park Liseberg, in Göteborg

Göteborg02 View of Göteborg’s City Centremalmoe113_v-contentgross Malmö, the door of Sweden.  oeresundbruecke-malmoe-4a0f5b44-076b-4898-9bdf-cbeda0d90aba The 15km bridge between Denmark and Sweden.