Wednesday, October 28, 2009

on coming home

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Back home again I have to say the get away to a new neat place has been brilliant, I am totally smitten by the complete and surprising awesomeness of the city in question and its surroundings. Yes there's room for improvement in details, but I am all too willing to overlook those flaws because I had such a picture perfect, enthralling wee trip. Loved every bit of it. And hereby add a new favourite destination to my list of already favourite such places.

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Before I share more details - and more photos - I thought it would be fun to see if anyone would like to take a wild (or not so wild) guess as to where this place of almost surreal picturesqueness, fairytailish architecture and understated gemness can be found.

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Three clues to the city;
it has a historic Swedish connection,
say hey to the Hansa and
a fondness of cherries.
Now where can that be...?

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This splendid place really showed the prettiest of autumn faces no matter weather - we had pouring rain, wind, clouds and blue skies - and time of day or night , the light was dash misty, soft and stunning - which sadly the multitude of photos taken don't quite do justice - and it just took my breath away. Cobblestones, intricately detailed architecture in almost every colour of the rainbow, it felt like an unlikely step in to a romantic movie set. And I'm not easily impressed like that.

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Lest not forget all
the sweet happy birthday wishes
thank you ever so much,
truly well chuffed am I ~

6 comments:

Poppy Q said...

Ohh that looks pretty. I have no idea where it is, but can't wait to see more photos.

Welcome back.

Julie Q

Wendy said...

Ooooh, I don't know! The cherries thing has me stumped. Shall go for a Hansa city I haven't been to... Riga?

D said...

er.... black forest germany?

Danangib said...

I have no idea about the location, but the photos are stunning !

Lisbeth said...

Hi Pia. I'm delurking here (came to your blog while searching for "Kushmi Tea Stockholm" a while ago and now enjoy following your tips to this my new home town) to make a guess: Gdansk! I did have to google a bit and still don't get the cherries reference :)
Looking forward to more photos since I'm rather surprised of it's beauty and will definately consider a visit now.

Pia K said...

thanks, julie!

well guessed, wendy, but wrong. and the cherries bit is something you get aware of while there, it's found in a lot of things...:)

d, nope, but thanks for guessing.

thanks, danangib!

hi, lisbeth, glad you're enjoying yourself and delurking i like:) and your giuss was certainly correct! the beauty of gdansk was quite a surprise to me too, loved it. more thoughts and photos to come:)

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