||[Aug. 15th, 2009|02:21 pm]
Wee, 1000th journal post!|
Every year around this time my town, Karlskrona, has a festive event called "Sail Karlskrona" (or "Sailet" as it's more commonly know as). It takes place at the largest of the harbours and consists of first and foremost of a sort of exhibition of boats, mostly wooden large sail-ships. But also market stalls, carousels, resturant & beer tents and music performances are set up along the harbour.
This year they had decided to combine efforts with the Navy and have their open house event at the same time, so I expected there would be plenty of boats as the usual big ships were bound to be there as well as the military boats. But wow, what a disappointment! Four military boats of which two were almost the size of fishing boats and 1 ship made out of metal. That was it this year. Incredibly lame compared to previous years.
But I managed to entertain myself, having some food and looking out at the amazing view you have from Karlskrona's guest harbour...as well as checking out the cool little 18th-century styled military camp that I'm guessing a local military history group had set up, complete with men from Poland, Chech Republic and Sweden in 18th century uniforms and weapons. The Museum also had tents of their own, where women and men in aristocratic clothes from the same period socialized...and they also had a sign that they had free classes in dancing (ofc period accurate dancing) everyday at 5 pm, which I am very bummed that I missed.
I managed to catch this man while speaking on his cell. A true Kodac moment. XD
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