December 26, Leksand

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Kajsa taking an evening walk in Leksand, Dalecarlia between Christmas and New Year 2012

Santa conducting the Christmas party

 

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Christmas eve somewhere in the west coast region in Sweden.

Merry Christmas

 

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Is that Santa Claus back there to the left?  December 16, Adrianas Dance House, final show for the autumn season 2012 at Möllan.

Snowy forest 1980 in Umeå!

  Not a white Christmas this year in the southern half of Sweden. 1980 though, I was in Umeå  in the north, visiting my parents.  We took a skiing tour with my father.

Chasing the pig!

Every time when christmas and new year is approaching in Cuba you hear pigs screaming everywhere.
It is forbidden to slaughter cattle, so pork is one of the few options that remains!

In the (“el período especial”) ninetys, after the sovjetunion collapse and following deep crisis in Cuba there was even a dictate issued from highest authority, that the Cubans should keep pigs in their homes as emergency food.
Even in small apartments you could see persons feeding and nursing a couple of gigantic hogs .

This pig (above) made fierce resistance and tried to escape several times when transported to the slaughterers block..

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