Thursday, September 10, 2009

all the pretty houses

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A not so bold guess is that most everyone living in a city has favourite spots regarding architecture and ambiance (smultronställen, places of wild strawberries). As well as not. I quite like my own rural suburb, which offers the best of both worlds. But another suburb - closer to the city, with parts overall posher than mine, lots of lovely looking villas but with quite a varied suburbscape still - I really enjoy is the idyllic parts of the borough Bromma.

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I have no idea if it's a happy, pleasing suburb with good neighbours to live in, I would presume that it has both its pros and cons in people and features like most places have, but what it does have is a totally irresistable charm and blend of overall well kept apartment buildings and stylish wooden villas, it's lush and seemingly peaceful.

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And it isn't all that far fetched to believe in a notion that living in beautiful, colourful, lush surroundings makes for happier, harmonious, more content people. Generally thinking of course.

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If you lived there you'd get to commute with the sweet Nockebybanan tram (which granted I so much preferred when it was an old style tram and not a modern train) and your local bakery - café could possibly be one of my (not so often visited, which probably is a good thing really...) café spots, Gateau.

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That said, one of my favourite sights in Bromma is still this row of colourful, happy vibey houses that somehow screams British but with a Swedish (colours!) twist. If it's possible to be in love with buildings, I'm very, very much smitten by these particular houses...

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6 comments:

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Pia!
I had to come visit the blog of a fellow veggie, colour-wearing fan of A Room with a View !! And I discover you adore cats too and you even have a dog.... perfect!
This row of houses is delightful, I love the colours, very Autumnal. And 4 years of blogging? I think that's the most I've ever come across - huge CONGRATULATIONS to you. And I adore the photo of the cat & window cleaner, it makes me smile.
Have a super weekend. We're off to visit our local restored railway station & hopefully have a short trip on a steam train!
Denise x
I'll be back!!

P.K said...

These certainly bright and happy looking houses, I've always wanted to live in that type of neighbourhood. Where I live, if anyone is repainting the colour is taupe! taupe and taupe or taupe and black. Scary.

Erica said...

Hmmm....is Bromma anywhere near Spånga? I lived in Spånga for a few months when I was a child and these photos have a very deja-vu quality to them for me.

Beautiful photos, beautiful area! Now if only I can convince my husband that we should really be moving to Sweden....these photos may help!

Cheers! or, should I say "Skål"?

Danangib said...

Lovely houses, seems to be a very nice place to live in.

richies said...

I love the colors. Very beautiful.

An Arkies Musings

Pia K said...

i found it quite, quite (great) fun that there is someone else out there (blogging) with the same flairs as i, denise, happy to have found you:) hope your steamtraintrip was a good one, thanks for your congrats (hm, four years of blogging, is that a long time, i didn't think so), kind comments and well wishes!

brr, taupe certainly doesn't sound fun at all, p.k. clearly the colour squad need to make a by night visit with paint and brushes in you neighbourhood...;)

glad to be of any service, erica;) bromma is not all that close to spånga, not too far like on the other side of town either, but i think that certain areas within the two neighbourhoods might have been built during the same era. pretty, moodlifting and welcoming they are i think.

thanks, danangib, yes from what i've seen i think it looks like that. hopefully looks aren't decieving in this case.

thanks, richies!

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