Though I’d asked Prashanth in the morning, he mistook the midsummer’s eve Maypole dancing to be taking place on the next day; at about 4pm, he realized his mistake, and we set off to the place where it was taking place.
Here’s a video of the dancing that he took last year:
And of the music:
Though the dancing had finished, the maypole was still up:
We saw the Love Pavilion:
There was a small stream:
There was a pretty wooden bridge across it:
Perhaps this gentleman was going over his memories, with that reminiscent smile on his face?
There were plenty of flowers blooming:
this Silverpil tree (Salix alba)
had some beautiful bracket fungi:
It is the custom on this day to wear crowns of wildflowers:
But that doesn’t mean one can’t be in touch with modernity!
The birds were there, too!
There were some Vikings around:
Some kind of game with wooden skittles was being played:
I looked at some pretty old architecture:
This is the Stora Hotel:
Here’s coffee… by George!
I loved this window:
This one is from 1912!
With some serpentine touches:
Some shop windows looked inviting:
So did this art gallery (it was closed, of course)
Of course, the Tourist Bureau was closed, too!
Let me close with this flower (probably a Columbine?)
we then walked towards the Linkoping Cathedral…but that’s the next post!