Warning: please look away now if you don’t like red wooden houses and log cabins ;)
When I was a kid I loved the show Grizzly Adams - a series about a frontier woodsman who lived in a log cabin with a rescued grizzly bear. There was something about the simplicty of cabin life that really appealed to me. To this day, I still love log cabins.
Well then, you can imagine my absolute delight when the Jolly gang recently spent a week in beautiful Dalarna and I saw log cabins everywhere. I probably sounded like I was having a very long asthma attack as we drove around and I kept gasping at all the log cabins, red houses, beautiful wood-work, old wooden fences and stone walls. I have never in my life seen so much charm and well preserved beauty in one place. To leave noisy surbiba behind and retreat to a quiet little village called Tällberg was a real treat for my soul. I don’t think I’ve ever been so relaxed in my life :).
If you’re thinking about making a trip to Dalarna, don’t hesitate. I wish I’d gone years ago. I had been warned that the mosquito population is strong and brutal up there, but I’m delighted (and surprised) to say I wasn’t bitten once. A day after arriving back in Stockholm however, my legs were set upon by three particularly viscious mosquitos - I even tried fighting them off with a badminton racket, but they were fearless little buggers.
Hope you get a sense of Dalarna through these photographs.
Peace and love :)