Jakob Nilsgatan, Gamla Väster (Old West), Malmö. Today this is one of the most attractive neighborhoods and popular tourist spots in Malmö – but did you know that as recently as the 1970s it used to be a hot pot slummy area where some houses only had outhouses for bathrooms and no sewage?
There is a great story from the 80s about a sort of neighborhood pig that was kept in a stable behind a house just like these in the photo, and of neighbors who’d come back home after a hard night out and come lay down in the hay next to the pig “to shoot the shit for a bit” and then pass out. One neighbor accidentally let the pig – which over time turned in to a boar-looking beast – out during one of these cuddle sessions, and other neighbors recalled the pig running down the streets of Väster squealing, and out on Stortorget stirring up an epic hullabaloo before they could finally catch it.
Those were different times indeed, although some of that bohemian devil-may-care spirit certainly lives among some of the blocks of Gamla Väster still today – like the one we live in! May it always keep some of that spirit. ❤️
"Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special..." I can't wait to visit Copenhagen in Denmark this October and bring a bit more Hygge in to my life 😊 what makes you feel cosy and happy? For me it's a good book, cup of tea, a soft blanket and a fire burning (or a candle will do) 🔥 #littlebookofhygge
Just wingin’ my way to Barcelona 🇪🇸 today! (I can’t take credit for this photo. A mysterious stranger randomly air-dropped it to me as our flight landed, but I’ll take it (& then edit it)! So 📷 credit: anonymous👀)
On this edition of City of the Week, we'd like to introduce you to Cobh, Ireland: A small town located on Cork City's harbor, famous for its colorful homes and also for being known as the last port call for the Titanic. #mybrendanstory