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It is Cherry Blossom Time presently. Once a year we all (or many of us) go to Kungsträdgården (Kungsan)( in Stockholm to watch and take pictures of the cherry blossoms there when they blossom as best. I’ve been there before for that, but missed it the last couple of years. This year weather was prefect. Sunny. Warm. Everyone was there. So were a lot of Japanese for some reason, and som buddist monks. Here are some pictures from this years bloom.
Not so interested in the cherry blossoms…
All this pinkness is overwhelming.
When I was done taking pictures I walk to the other end of Kungsan (Kungsträdgården) to have a short, nostalgic look at the tea-house where I spent lots of hours with friends during several summers when I was young. The tea-house under the elm-trees looks much the same as it did then. It even looks like they still have the same chairs as they did then. Uncomfortable ones…
Apparently some other people also had the same thought… Don’t people work on an ordinary Monday? Not all of them were tourists, even though there were quite a lot of tourists too. Everyone was taking pictures. Both of the flowers and of themselves with flowers. Some actually took branches with flowers on with them… which I find really bad to do.
I am glad I went to watch them today. They are almost done and if it rains tonight, as is said it will, they will soon be gone. This roof of pink flowers… wow! I’ve never visited before when it has been cherry blossom time. The blooming is so short that you have to hurry if you want to see it. It is easy to miss the few days it lasts.