Category - Sweden

Raoul Wallenberg Memorial, Stockholm, August 2012

Happy Birthday, Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish architect and diplomat who helped rescue tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during World War II, would have been 101 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. Wallenbery was just 34 when he...

Non Violence, 1997, by Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Olympic Museum Park, Lausanne, 31-Aug-2008

Delicate

More sad but tragically uncommon news from the U.S. yesterday; this time 20 elementary school children were among the murdered. Most stunning to me is that I’m not more stunned. This is Non Violence, a 1997 sculpture by Carl Fredrik...

Evert Taube statue, Stockholm

Discovering Evert Taube

I had no idea who Evert Taube was when I discovered this statue in the smallish Järntorget square in Stockholm’s Gamla stan, or old town. Local musician or composer was my guess – he’s holding sheet music, is draped in a...