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Piece of Sweden

Bergman Sjostrom
Learn SwedishPiece of SwedenSwedish mediaSwedish movies

Note to self. Do a post on Igmar Bergman, the “world-famous filmmaker, legendary theatre director and exceptional writer” from Sweden, who produced numerous amounts of films during the 50s, 60s and 70s. There is a whole foundation that talks about his work and life, but we won’t get into that now. A script

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Life in SwedenPiece of Sweden

This last week, Unionen, a private union in Stockholm, Sweden, set up a hotline for people who feel like they are having something “mansplained” to them. Don’t know what mansplain means? Don’t worry, me neither. Usually this happens because someone just assumes the person they are explaining to, doesn’t know

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HistoryPiece of Sweden

We can’t forget that this great country was founded by Swedes! A small town in Texas, remembers as their Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates 100 years. In 1916, Augustana Synod  sent Pastor O. H. Sylvan to Lyford, Texas to start the Bethel Lutheran Church there.  Members met in homes, as the building

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HistoryPiece of Sweden

How cool is this? Yes, Sweden rebuilt the wooden ship the Götheborg, using the same methodology at the time the original ship was built in .  It took 20 years until finally she was launched on her maiden voyage on Sweden’s National Day in 2003. It is now the largest wooden

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allt-for-sverige
Life in SwedenPiece of SwedenSwedish language

Allt för Sverige finished its 4th season last year. Practice your Swedish, learn about Swedish culture and heritage, and watch Americans in Sweden finding out about their past. You can now watch the whole season for free on YouTube! Enjoy this Allt för Sverige Season 4 playlist 🙂

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foodHistoryPiece of Sweden

Hell on earth, falukorv and little red cottages Ever travelled through the Swedish countryside? Or at least seen it on TV? Did you notice that the majority of all buildings – homes, barns, boathouses, every shed – are red? Red cottages with white corners and other white trimmings are as

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Ikea Phoenix
Piece of Sweden

I miss Sweden. I’ll be the first to admit it. The little things, the food, and I only lived in the country for 2 years! Well, I know Ikea has some awesome Swedish things. But I am not a fan of Ikea. I don’t like the maze they make you

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springflowers
Life in SwedenPiece of Swedenspring

Within the next two or three weeks, thousands and thousands of spectators will attend an age-old event which just recently started to become a public spectacle: the spring release of the cattle. Many of today’s children in the cities have never seen a cow and believe that milk in square

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Piece of Sweden

So what does a girl do when she is gone from Sweden for two months? She brings Sweden to her! Luckily for me I have some fabulous friends up in Skellefteå, and when I told them about how awesome Prague was (and how cheap the beer was) they had to

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