9/6/14

It's SWEDEN, SWEDEN, SWEDEN day!


Four shots of Stockholm to ponder. Why you'd ponder them I don't know. They're just nice shots of the city, with the fourth showing the name of a chocolate company, Mazetti Choklad. That is a far too subtle "billboard" for me. If you're going to advertise chocolate I want to SEE chocolate. I want it to be like Hershey, Pennyslvania where the light poles have giant chocolate kisses hanging from them. I want it to be like the old Hershey factory where you actually toured the factory and saw real vats of chocolate and at the end of the tour there were barrels full of chocolate that you could grab.

I'll admit that I prefer to think that in that last shot that is not dirty water, but a huge river of chocolate and the fella on the boat is about to take a header into the glory of Mazetti Choklad.






Västerbron - "The Western Bridge"


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Just a warning, don't leave me alone with chocolate if you expect it to be there when you get back.



Way off theme, but this is my submission this week to Sepia Saturday.

17 comments:

  1. Fun to see a glimpse into the past of another world.

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    1. It is indeed fun to "visit" places I'll probably never go to and to know they won't look like this now anyway.

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  2. I know this kind of photo. They're memory aids. I can hear the stories as the projector clicks each slide into place. Remember that view of the market from the hotel room? And how about the crazy way they drive on the left! That bridge was so modern, nothing like it back home. Did we go to that cathedral after lunch or before?

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    1. Ahhh, you've seen my slideshow from 1975.

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  3. And chocolate is good for you too! Actually, when it comes to chocolate, I'll believe anything good about it in any shape or form!

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    1. Isn't it nice to have lived long enough to see chocolate become a "health" food?

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  4. Goodness, I had to search to find that sign, but the photos could be like the ones found on top of a chocolate box.

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    1. You're right. I do remember seeing some chocolates with scenic shots.

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  5. Oh a river of chocolate -- I hope it flows into a basin of ice cream.

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    1. You be the cherry and I'll be the nut and we'll have a sundae.

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  6. I reckon the monkey made off with the picture. Deviate away as long as you get to chocolate! I had never heard of the Smothers Brothers before. Were they very popular?

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    1. Oh my yes, very popular:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smothers_Brothers

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  7. I booght some nice chocolates this morning to give to my hostess this evening. I hope they get opened while Im there !

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    1. Keeping fingers crossed you get some!

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  8. Great to hear that clasic Smothers Brothers sketch again. I listened all the way through, even though I knew the punchline.

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  9. The bridge (if you care) is Västerbron - "The Western Bridge"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A4sterbron

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  10. I was expecting you to include Willie Wonga before the end. Thanks for showing the Smoothers Brothers video which I had not seen before.

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