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Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo – The Colored Streets of Malmo

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Posted on / by Alex Berger

The Streets of Malmo, Sweden

One of my favorite things about Scandinavia is the brightly colored houses.  With fairly uniform front facades the Scandinavians have added rich flavor and color to their cities in the form of multi-hued buildings.  While these streets are fantastic in the golden summer shades of early morning and late afternoon, anyone who has spent (dare I say survived?) a winter in Scandinavia will attest to the smile color brings to your face in the midst of a cold, dark, gray winter.  Though it obviously wasn’t overly cold, or dark during my February visit to Malmo, Sweden I was still thrilled to stroll down the city’s picturesque streets. The combination of well maintained buildings, clean cobblestone streets, hearty plants and bicycles – often in nearly as many colors as the buildings – definitely adds to the city’s charm.

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Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

6 Comments

  • A Montrealer Abroad
    May 11, 2012

    SO pretty. Can’t wait to go in October to see if the bright colors will cheer me up on the cold, rainy days of fall.

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    • Alex Berger
      May 11, 2012

      The darkness is rough, but the colors definitely make a big difference!

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  • Lena
    May 11, 2012

    Alex, to experience real scandinavian winter, you will have to go up north in Sweden or Norway where it´s really cold, dark and lots of snow for several months. 🙂 Try crosscountry skiing…

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    • Alex Berger
      May 11, 2012

      hehe, it is on the list! As is seeing the northern lights in Northern Norway! I’m going to have to get warmer clothing though before I give it a go though!

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  • Ryan at Travel and Graphs
    May 12, 2012

    Something about this city just seems…healthy. Like it would be a sound choice for a spot to eventually settle down.

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    • Alex Berger
      May 13, 2012

      I’m over in Copenhagen, which is quite similar and I agree. Both are wonderful cities. Cities which I really enjoy spending time in!

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