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Inside a Buddhist prayer room

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Buddhist prayer room - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmBuddhist prayer room - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmBuddhist prayer room - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström
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Stockholm has a sizable Thai and Southeast Asian community; many of whom bring along their traditions, cultures, and religions. Though I consider myself a practicing Christian, I have friends who actively practice other religions. I was recently at one of my Thai friends for dinner and she invited me into her Buddhist prayer room.

Ferry ride to Visby on Gotland

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Ferry ride to Visby, Gotland - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmFerry ride to Visby, Gotland - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström
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This weekend, I got to explore the medieval town of Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the island of Gotland. Will be sharing more photos from Visby this week. Also happened to be baby’s first Baltic ferry ride.

Protesting nuclear power in Kungsträdgården

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Protesting nuclear power in Kungsträdgården - Stockholm photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Protesting nuclear power in Kungsträdgården - Stockholm photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström
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On any given day in Stockholm, there’s always some group protesting or championing a cause, and here are a few  in Kungsträdgården protesting the production and use of nuclear power.

Swedish youngsters and their Mariachi renditions

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Mariachi - Shooting a short film in Stockholm - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Mariachi - Shooting a short film in Stockholm - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Mariachi - Shooting a short film in Stockholm - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Mariachi - Shooting a short film in Stockholm - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström
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I ran into these youngsters in downtown Stockholm decked out in sombreros, woven shawls, and faux mustaches – their rendition of Mexican Mariachis. When I asked them what was up, they said they were filming a short movie.

Boating lifestyle around Skeppsholmen

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Boating lifestyle around Skeppsholmen, Stockholm - Outdoor Boat Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Boating lifestyle around Skeppsholmen, Stockholm - Outdoor Boat Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Boating lifestyle around Skeppsholmen, Stockholm - Outdoor Boat Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Boating lifestyle around Skeppsholmen, Stockholm - Outdoor Boat Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström Boating lifestyle around Skeppsholmen, Stockholm - Outdoor Boat Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström
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Just like checking out your neighbor’s manicured lawn, it’s always interesting checking out how different boats docked along Skeppsholmen have been pimped out.