Sunday was the kickoff for Gamla Gefle, Gavle’s old town made up of tightly-packed wooden buildings. Most of these are residential, but with some rooms turned into artists’ studios, design offices, ceramics workshops, and other arty things. It was a nice sunny afternoon and there were lots of art shows out in the walled gardens of these houses, so we got to see people’s tulip collections as well as paintings/ceramic pots/antique furniture for sale.
There was also an outdoor antique auction, which by coincidence was led by Camilla’s cousin (complete with wooden gavel). We got a spot at a picnic table at an outdoor café and had fika with Jennie and Richard and took in the scene. It was a nice afternoon for it, lots of recent days have been a little too cold and/or rainy to consider an outdoor fika. Summer is coming!