Saturday, March 10, 2007

Tracing a new (?) trend

Mom sent me an article from the local newspapper of my old hometown (Karlstad), obviously pepole care for statues there too.
Swedish speaking blogreaders might be able to read the article if you click on the picture.
The statues? From top to bottom:
"Sola i Karlstad" (rougly translated "the sun of Karlstad"), legendary - always sunny-happy - waitress some hundred years ago.
Gustaf Fröding, local poet, very famous in Sweden (ugly statue! he looks like something out of a horror movie)
Nils Ferlin, also local poet, and very famous. Even UGLIER statue!


jams o donnell said...

Yike the statue of Froding IS ugly! I can't all of our statues are pictures of pulchritude though!

Steve Bates said...

Re: the sunny waitress... I wonder if that is a recurring theme in Western culture. A dozen years ago, there was a waitress in a Mexican restaurant in Houston whose disposition was so sunny that she was listed several times in local newspapers as everyone's favorite waitress. I can attest to her bright, cheery outlook from personal experience. Her name? As Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up... Marisol. Yes, she was little Mary Sunshine!