Archive for March, 2009

National parks 100 Years in Sweden 2009

March 30th, 2009 at 10:59 pm » Comments (7)

2009 is the year of nature in Sweden. For 100 years we have had national parks and nature preserve laws. This will be celebrated during this year with nature events across the country, with a special day for the national parks: the 24th of May. Today we have 28 Swedish national parks and about 3100 [...]

Earth Hour Stockholm City 2009

March 28th, 2009 at 11:59 pm » Comments (22)

The photo shows how Earth Hour in Stockholm City begins. Yes, we were out there in the darkness. Not all lights went off at the same time, it gradually went darker. Personally I would have loved if all the lights could have been turned off, but I guess that’s too much of a security risk. [...]

Sanlucar beach horse races

March 26th, 2009 at 11:46 pm » Comments (10)

Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the Cádiz province in Andalusia, Spain, hosts some of the oldest horse races in Europe: Carreras de Caballos, which also were the first regulated horse races in Spain. [wp_geo_map] It started as early as in 1845 (!) with informal competitions that were organized by the owners of the horses carrying the [...]