Saturday, August 25, 2007

red.house friends

: : I know that I've been telling all of you that most every house in Sweden is painted red with white trims. well, I admit, most of that was all part of building a good story. then I went home just a few weeks ago. and took a trip through the Swedish country side with my two best friends. I couldn't get over what I saw.......literally EVERY house was painted red with white trims. Only with the exception of a few white and yellow houses. [The main house on a farm was often painted yellow or white to be separated from the red barn.]

I was blown away, how could I have forgotten? It really is true, almost every house in Sweden is red with white trims. So naturally, I was hanging out the window for the whole drive, snapping pictures of all the houses. here is just a small sample. I have a fairly extensive collection of pictures of red.houses now. maybe one day I'll do a gallery show or something. it's a fascinating phenomena I think. you'll see when you go to Sweden. I'm not lying.

5 comments:

Dallas said...

I just discovered your blog today - you post beautiful photos. My in-laws live in Sweden, and I love the colors of the houses in their neighborhood - their house is yellow, and there are a few red...and I love the little nearby summerstugar. They are so cute.

Di said...

When I went to rural Sweden in May, just south of Stockholm, there were a lot of red and white buildings! Your photographs are beautiful!

robyn said...

Love these photographs, there are a few red houses near our weekend house in Carmel. I'm always wondering if the people that live there are Swedish.

adelyn said...

i'd be very interested if you decided to post all your pictures of red houses in a gallery! i've never been to sweden but reading your posts make me want to pack up my bags and fly there immediately.

may i ask, what part of sweden were you visiting?

AnnaA said...

Jag har ett rött hus! Sommmarhus... Tycker också det är härligt med röda hus! :)