On the outskirts of the city of Uppsala, a stone’s throw from a busy road, lies Hjällby. Approaching it from the south the settlement looks like an everyday Sweden, a few houses surrounded by farmland. Its gem is an old observatory. Passing through gives a strange feeling of being part of the Milkyway, while keeping […]
Once upon a time you visit a place that just feels good, where you could stay longer than your travel plan allows you to and where you wish to return to as soon as you left it. Kinvarra in Ireland is such a place and not just because of its cool castle. | MAGMAR |
Saint John the Baptist Church in Orawka, municipality of Jabłonka, Southern Poland. It is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the area and still active as a village church. Its indoor decorations makes it probably one of the most beautiful churches in Poland. From a visit in Summer 2017. | MAGMAR |
Sweden has its mystical places. One of them we found this Summer when a friend invited us to his cabin on a lake. Wolverine Lake delivered the best we wished for: tranquility, proper rain showers, perfect campfires, sing-a-longs and a magical sunset upon arrival. Photos from Summer 2017. | MAGMAR |
When Sweden industrialized in the 17th century, it got help from the Walloons, who live in southern Belgium. About 1,200 Walloon families – many with master blacksmiths – moved to Sweden. Many settled northeast of Stockholm and Uppsala, constructing a network of villages. Österbybruk is one of them.