Å-Draget

The trail with candles…

 

My last weekend in Gävle was Å-Draget or ‘river party’ the annual welcome-to-Fall festival in town, with 5000 candles along the river and lots of free events. We started out with a walk along the river as city volunteers lit all the candles, then saw several musical acts.

Vilma and Camilla in front of konserthuset. You can see the candles across the river.

We visited a rockabilly band at the Brygga riverfront restaurant and a hip hop band at musikhuset, an old church. I like hip hop, but I think these young guys need a little more time to find their ‘authentic voice’. 😉 We went to an outdoor stage to see Sticky Inc, a Punk Band led by one of Vilma’s teachers. My favourite of the night was the last, a singer songwriter named Elin Lindfors.  She was great, but I can’t find any songs on myspace yet.  Maybe she is too young for myspace?

Holy trinity church in the setting sun. This was one of the few days when you could climb the tower and look out.

On our walk back to the car we decided to walk past my old apartment. As Camilla and I looked up at the deck, we passed tow people standing on the street, and they happened to be the ones who moved into ‘our’ old apartment. I met them when I showed them the apartment last year and they came a few times to take measurements and look at furniture I was selling. They were really nice and they told me about all the work they did inside… they said I would not recognize it and invited me up to see it. What a coincidence! I had to tell Hasse and Elja about it right away since they lived in that apartment before me.

A trip by the museum to visit my favourite landscape painting.

One thought on “Å-Draget”

  1. What a wonderful adventure Sweden provided! And so awesome you manifested some wonderful value added awesomeness too!
    Thank you for sharing your photos, they are beautiful!
    xo
    elizabeth

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