Monthly archives: July 2011

Rugby Tournament in Årsta, Stockholm

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Saturday is a rugby day!” is a chant I screamed along with my teammates for 10+ years as a female rugby player in the US. So when I found out that the Stockholm Tens Rugby Tournament was being held this weekend in Årsta, I had to be there to take a few photographs of the teams which had flown in from various European countries.

Being there brought back many memories of traveling to and playing in various tournaments myself. While I’m currently retired from rugby, I may very well be tempted to put on some cleats again in the future…

Flickr favorite: World Transplant Games 2011

World Transplant Games 2011
Photo by: Johan Gustavsson (CC BY NC ND)

Flickr favorite: Waiting on the sidewalk

Waiting on the sidewalk
Photo by: Niklas Plessing (CC BY NC ND)

Flickr favorite: Lake Mälaren

Stockholm, Lake Mälaren
Photo by: Claudio Alejandro Mufarrege (CC BY NC SA)

Finding Chocolate Soap in Stockholm

Catrine from Naturtvålen - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmCatrine from Naturtvålen - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmCatrine from Naturtvålen - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Catrine’s bright red cape billowing in the wind was what first caught my attention at the archipelago fair. As a photographer drawn to movement and color, I naturally approached her. Catrine runs a natural soap store called Naturtvålen where she sells hand-made organic soaps created from interesting ingredients like chocolate and goat milk.