Enjoy The Silence by Emilia Bergmark- Jiménez

I was born here yet I feel Stockholm is quiet cold and strange to me. But sometimes, like this moment, its just love, and joy and explosions in my gut and I feel at home.

Name:Emilia Bergmark- Jiménez

Place you live: Beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden

Place your photo was taken? In a club called “The Night” that only plays power-ballads. Its about twenty minutes from my house but it was an adventure coming there since a snow blizzard was going on outside.

Can you sum up Stockholm? Its clean, its safe, its beautiful, its expensive, its high maintenance, its shallow, its social democratic and yet its not, its sublime, its segregated and solitary. I hate it and I love it, I want to move and I want to live here forever.

Occupation: Photographer

Preoccupation: Everything that has to do with being a freelance photographer. And animals and plants. When I have time.

A perfect day in Stockholm? Last Sunday when we had coffee with a lot of friends and ended up biking around the city in the first spring sun (although it is still really cold, imagine people biking in a LOT of clothes) and then went to the movies and watched the Hunger Games. Or, the most perfect day of all, leaving the city and going to my summer house just 30 min outside Stockholm. I could do that any day and never come back.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? They must come in summer and they must go swimming. If you come in summer you can do ANYTHING, EVERYTHING is wonderful. If you plan to come during winter, just don´t.

A perfect meal in Stockholm? La Neta, the one and only Mexican taqueria and in my house where I make a mean carbonara and my boyfriend cooks all kinds of meat for a very long time.

What is the best thing about your spot? My apartment. Is a safe haven of light and green flowers up among the trees, so close but just safe outside the ever and forever stressful core of Stockholm.

What is the worst? That my apartment isn’t mine and that I only get to live in it for one more year. So it kind of sums it up for you, Stockholm have a huge housing problem.

A little known fact about where you live? Sweden is probably the most secularized country in the world.

Where is your favorite place in the world? My summer house, my boyfriends arms.