As the river runs by in Örebro, Sweden
Karlslund, is an area just three miles outside of Örebro, and it’s the place where I will always truly feel like home, no matter where I plant my belongings elsewhere. The river that runs through it continues into the city, connecting the two in a beautiful way.
It’s a great place for walks, or just hanging out by the river, cooking up a barbecue or having a picnic. There’s plenty of trails for bike rides, runs, and rides. And for the history buff: plenty of preserved beautiful historic buildings, hailing from the time when there was a working mill, a large farm, and the still standing mansion that overlooked it all.
In the old mill there’s now a cafe, next door they sell sustainable building materials, and my personal favorite: in the backyard of my childhood home, there’s now a beekeeper who provides the best honey that one could ever taste.
Searching for wild horses in the American west.
Despite the city it belongs to being ever changing and ever growing, and despite more and more people finding it, it’s still one of those places that has remained beautiful and peaceful.
In the winter: skiing or hiking through the snow, then having a cup of hot chocolate by the fire, or from a brought thermos. In the summer: spending the day outside, reading, walking, biking, swimming, and then barbecuing and spending times with friends throughout the long, bright night.
The natural beauty.
The general grayness of the landscape in late winter, post-snow, and pre-spring beauty.
The variety of the nature, and how secluded it feels, yet being so close to the city.