Smögen 7

And to be honest, clock was ticking, we were tired and stressed and we could not find those famous colorful huts…

I mean…

Somehow I agreed with myself, that maybe next time?

Come on!

And even ow, when it is snowing… wait, what? It is snowing, it is April and it is snowing… come on, come back to Smögen…

It is cute.

Though it has also dirty secrets.

It needs renovation.

A lot of love.

Taking care of every household. Because they have such strong spirits here, such special vibrations!

Sooo… we found our car and decided just to take a route around…

Because why not and…

Yeah.

Found them.

PS. There is a tiny parking for 15 minutes. It is not enough time, but you can send your husband to drive around and come for you later…

Or something like that. LOL

Smögen 6

And to be honest if not that time pressure, I would love to sit there, look into deep waters and feel only rocks under my…

You know, that thing most of us sit on.

Not a chair…

LOL

You can even feel… saint.

Or more like human.

Look at this typical, Swedish homes.

And yes, if anyone wants to ask me: better wood or bricks… well, in this environment or my island, only wood!

So cute!!!

Tiny streets, so narrow… here every bit of rock is… living.

And all those details, so melting my soul.

Me such a softy!

But to be honest, here you see no colors… imagine the craziest options! All truly and honestly available!!!

Smögen 5

Soooo, yes, of course I sniffed the gallery from far away, come on…

I am a dog for art? Really woman, what the heck are you writing, more or less, I found this tiny place, tiny building, had fun seeing both architecture and art of many artists, though mostly…

Elisabeth Rippes.

Bought some cards! They have amazing bits if you re looking for something extraordinary. Truly…

Here is the Facebook page of gallery.

And Instagram. LOL

I mean walking in is an adventure itself. You are getting into this old hut and can hear the past. Those songs, oh my, naughty you all gentlemen!

Those fishy…

Okay, coming clear here, no smell of fish, only colors, shapes, surroundings dipped in the paint and stuck into canvases.

So much fun! Such a joyful art!

And place.

And then you go out and see it all, and get it how it came to her head!!!

But I was in a such hurry!

Come on, I want it all one more time!!!

It is a must!

Mój sklep/My shop here ChepcherJones and BearfromBornholm

Smögen 4

I mean…

Okay, this place is not only famous because of those wooden pier and boats, and being an island glued together from other islands…

Colors…

Yeah, to be honest, mostly it is colors.

And somehow…

Freedom.

I mean… I want more time there, more time to take photos!

More…

Look… a ferry, such temptation…

Can I go… see more of those colorful rocks?

Giants, gods sleeping?

And in a next post… surprise. Art. LOL

Smögen 3

But the most impressive are those huts…

Still… we had only an hour.

You know, problems with parking place…

So I could not just take photos and nothing more. Nope… this is why I need to come back here. Have to. It is a must!!!

Truly.

And this shade of Scandinavian red…

Oh my.

Little windows, low ceilings…

To be honest, seeing the past of this glued together island is…

An adventure.

And those boats…

Because here boats are like cars.

Mój sklep/My shop here ChepcherJones and BearfromBornholm

Witch, witch, you’re a witch…

I am one…

First people look weird if you confirm that: Yeah, I am a witch, nope, not a wiccan, got it from grandmothers… then they say: do not say so bad about yourself… and then… yeah, comes fun. Fun bout GOD.

Because for too many there is only one…

And then comes that famous bible verse… “You will not allow a sorceress to live” (Ex 22,17)
“In the past, the legal article from Ex 22,17 served as a scripturistic argument justifying the “witch-hunt”. Its correct interpretation, despite its length, is not so easy. The review of the opinions on this topic shows its complexity. The article shows the biblical law against other ancient ones. The comparison suggests that the fears of harmful spells were current in all cultures of ancient Israel. The biblical texts with the kšp core used in Ex 22,17 also show a large scale of practicing the spells and the constant, negative attitude to them. The law from Exodus 22,17 may be a remnant of the former local “witch complex”, the sign of fear of the effects of evil magic. It could originally refer to a specific form of spells cultivated by women. Since it was placed in the Covenant Code, it has become national turned into a part of the struggle for the purity of Jahvism. However, there is no certainty whether the presented sanction means the death penalty, a kind of excommunication, banishment or some unspecified type of punishment which allow to take a temporal action depending on the situation and the scale of the threat.” from

To be honest, I see no problem in being a witch.

No problem with others unless you stay away from my trees… and my home. And just me and my family… See… for me… Baba Yaga was always my friend!!! Somehow she and The Groke/Mörkö, from Moomin stories… was me.

Combined with Little My…

But to be honest… in a whole Bible thing it was not about witches at all! Witches were important. But who can read Bible, and to be honest, who remembers it was created… not written together like this… yeah… and translated with things being deeply changed. With thoughts, way of thinking, seeing life, were fucked up already. The Bible is a creation by a human mind, many mind…

So why you all are so pissed when I say: I am a witch…

Do no harm, no worry…

Mój sklep/My shop here ChepcherJones and BearfromBornholm

Smögen 2

Sooo… there is a whole story about it… we were traveling to Fjallbacka, that what I wanted, though it was windy, and I needed to pee, car needed food… So we stopped in a one familiar place… And finally came into that shop and there was a magnet… yeah, a magnet with colorful huts!!!

And we googled.

And now I am lost. LOL

Google says this place was first mentioned about XVIth century. With funny rethinks about what in fact Smögen means – sneak hole, nook…

But what I was obsessed with from the first site was that building.

Yeah… Sabrina the teenage witch vibes for me.

I mean truly.

Amazing, huge, with all those details.

Closed and open in the same time.

Here and there…

Of course we did not want to go in anywhere, though still…

I mean…

Truly…

Imagine living there. Bit crowded around, though inside… magic is happening…

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Smögen

Okay, welcome to one of the most popular sites in Sweden. Though a bit worn out… as I recon.

For me it is another spot which made my heart wobble.

Truly.

Amazing, weird, more amazing or weird. About over 1300 humans living there… in fat not a natural island, nope…

No way.

It is a bunch of rocky bits combined together and added wooden pier.

Cool, right?

Or just practical?

When you come there… you know it is something from another world.

Modified, though still… somehow ancient.

Faces, head, giants sleeping… waiting for something… different.

Or well known for them.

Or maybe…

I mean I was sitting there under me was a small tunnel… a boat…

But somehow I felt… good.

So… finally in place. Seen, though also well hidden, because who cares about weirdos on the rocks?

To be honest…

… and to be honest, I am recently so lost, that…

Oh yes, of course I am still showing you last summer photos…

Of one of my discoveries, amazing village/city, which is… very special.

Very…

I mean only rocks and amazing architecture on a small island.

Full of rocks.

Awesome rocks.

And…

I mean it is so weird, crazy, fairy tale like and…

Impossible even…

Though so colorful.

And so calling me… that I started to feel lost. Lost on my island. On a place which I love so much… but do I still, or maybe something ended?

Fjällbacka

Fjällbacka last summer…

More like end of summer…

Emptiness, zombieland… though still wilderness.

Amazing wilderness and first day, which welcomed us with a sunset.

And wind.

And weird thing by the coast… sauna? And I though it was captain’s Nemo summer boat. LOL

See?

Okay, will come closer.

Though, got to be careful, it may be summer still, but here at the end of August it is more autumn like…

And that wind.

And those rocks somewhere there… and on them, people, living…

Such a special part of the world.