Tag Archive: Malmö

Aug 05 2013

Turning Torso Tragicomedy

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Malmö’s most famous landmark is a spectacular Santiago Calatrava-designed residential tower called the Turning Torso. Situated in the city’s Western Harbor district, it’s the tallest building in Scandinavia (54 stories) and offers spectacular views of the Swedish and Danish coasts, as well as the Öresund Bridge that connects Malmö to Copenhagen. Construction started the summer before I …

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May 19 2013

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 – One Tweet at a Time

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My adopted hometown of Malmö, Sweden, hosted the kitsch-fest that is the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Sweden earned this honor by virtue of our song winning the contest in 2012. The surprise was that Sweden then chose Malmö as the host city over Stockholm. (I’m pretty sure the residents of the country’s capital are still …

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May 15 2013

Bushwhacker Faux Pas

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This story begins several years ago when the Swede and I, while on the traditional Nordic country residents’ quest for lower-priced alcohol, came across an interesting Australian chardonnay at the Border Shop in Puttgarden, Germany. Interesting primarily because of its name: Bushwhacker. Immediately recognizing how much fun it would be for us, a female couple, to …

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May 09 2013

There’s a proofreading job open somewhere …

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Malmö is in the final stages of a full-on festoon as the host city for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, so this afternoon I took Dr. Darling over to Gustav Adolf’s Torg to see the construction of the “Eurovision Village.” I walk through this central square every day on my way to and from work, …

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Mar 24 2013

Great view of my Swedish home city by bike

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Evidently my adopted home city of Malmö, Sweden has won another award for being “bike friendly”, which does not surprise me at all. The video infomercial about it below is a bit long, but the voice-over is in English and it does provide a pretty comprehensive view of Sweden’s third largest city … which any …

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Feb 17 2012

Starbucks invades Malmö C

This post is dated February 17 because that’s the date I actually attended the event described. But it wasn’t posted until February 22 at the request of the friend and brand new barista who invited me to said event. (I suspect the “pre-opening social media blackout” rule only applied to Starbucks employees, but whatever.) So …

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Jan 27 2012

Caution, slippery when cold

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‘Old Man Winter‘ has finally decided to make an appearance in southern Sweden, in terms of temperature at least. It’s been below freezing off and on for the better part of a week now, prompting street crews to lay down pretty patterns of salt overnight on what I presume are walkways that are known to …

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