I did bring my camera with me to work last Friday and since I was leaving early for my hair cut I was able to get some pictures before the sun set. It sure is winter now here. There is plenty of snow and the feeling of christmas is in the air. I can´t believe that it is only about two more weeks before it actually is christmas. I am soooo looking forward to some days off.
I am still surprised to see many people biking to work even if it is cold and snowy. I admire them for doing so. I feel it is too cold and dark. It feels kind of dangerous to bike as I would have to cross the center of the city that has a lot of traffic. Also I would probably have to change and shower if I did bike to work and I don´t have that possibility. I am just not used to the snow in this way. I guess I am not that hard core Swedish.:-)
At St. Eriksplan they have the first cup cake shop here in Sweden. Yeah we are kind of behind here when it comes to cup cakes. I peaked inside and I must say I was not impressed by the cup cakes I saw here. I guess I have gotten spoiled by the impressive pieces of art that cup cakes are in the US. After having seen Martha Stewart´s cup cakes and Cake Boss these were just regular cup cakes with some frosting in different tastes and colors but nothing more than that.However I liked the stores delivery bike that was parked outside and the cute cardbord boxes with the colorful ribbons that had gotten all snowy.
Another difference between Sweden and the US is that christmas decorations are much more modest here. Had this been an american apartment building this wreath would have been so much bigger and I am also sure there would have been several of them and they probably would have been decorated with big red bows also. Here there is ONE small modest one hanging above the entrance door. But I still think it is pretty in a different way.