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Attended Handelshögskolan Göteborg
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Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. Some 1.4 million people live in the urban area. It’s situated on a number of islands and on the co...
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I’m back in Paris after a couple of days in Sweden. I have already posted on Gothenburg (Göteborg), where I spent my first 25 years, ...
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The "Bassin de la Villette" was created during the Napoleon years with the idea to offer drinking water to the Parisians and to supply water to e.g. "Canal Saint Martin". Originally it was surrounded by green space, a few decades later industry took over … and other drinking water resources were ...
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A bit further away from where we stayed, Matera used to be part of the Apulian region, but is now part of the Bassilicata region. Its historical centre “Sassi” (meaning stones in Italian, a UNESCO World Heritage site) is known as “the subterranean city”. Habitations have been dug into the rock.
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We also visited the Castellana Caves – Grotte di Castellana (see top picture) during a more than two hours walk – 3,3 km (2 miles). The main enormous entrance cave, La Grave, has a hole on the top and the view from there (first picture below on the left) is impressive.
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When I have been travelling I take the liberty to “forget” about Paris for a while and make some "reporting" about the new places I have visited. Since a couple of years, together with kids and grand-kids, we rent a place somewhere to spend a few summer weeks together.
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There is a “must” to include in a visit to Stockholm – the archipelago with its some 30.000 islands, islets and rocks, a few smaller t...
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There is a temporary exhibition of street art to be seen at present in the suburb Malakoff (just one metro stop outside Paris - Malakoff Plateau de Vannes). It goes on until October 30. It takes place in what used to be an industrial warehouse, which soon be demolished and replaced by a housing ...
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A view of Paris from a bit above? You can try another solution than the Eiffel Tower, the Montparnasse Tower, Montmartre, Belleville… You can also get up in the sky by an air balloon (supposed to be the biggest in the world), to be found in the André Citroën Park. It brings you up some 150 m ...
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One of the most popular sites to visit in the Apulia region is the little town of Ostuni, and we lived quite close to it. Ostuni is referred to as “the White Town” (La Città Bianca) and this refers to the older parts of the town, on top of a hill, overlooking the sea - only a few miles away.
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Although the house we rented offered a very nice swimming pool, there is always a wish to find the sea. The Adriatic coast line, down in the south, offers a beautiful landscape with a mixture of cliffs and beaches… and crystal clear water. Here are some examples of what we experienced.
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A large space which was occupied by the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital until 2014 is – temporarily – occupied, with official authorizations and encouragements, by a number of social activities. Some of the buildings offer accommodations for needing people, for immigrants… but there is especially ...
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Retired Swede, living in Paris since 1974.
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2 kids, 2 grandkids
Education
  • Handelshögskolan Göteborg
    MBA, 1967
  • Hivitfeldtska Göteborg
    1962
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Göteborg - Stockholm
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Peter's Paris
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If you visit Notre Dame (see previous posts), I have already recommended that you take a look from the back side, which I feel offers a much