Residents of Puolanka are making pessimism the town's brand: "Puolanka itself looks like any town in Finland. It was mostly built in the '70s and is surrounded by a lot of forest ... beautiful nature. But so is every single other town in Finland also. So why would somebody come here? Mostly people come here because they have family here they are related to. This is not a major tourist attraction in any way. We do have the highest waterfall in Finland, but ... compared to any waterfall in any neighbouring country, it's a really tiny one." Yeah. Put that on a travel brochure! 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
What's on the Menu for Friday Happy Hour? Chef Christine does the big reveal of what's been cooking in the kitchen! This week she features authentic Swedish meatballs with traditional side dishes, baked cod in herbed lemon butter sauce with spinach and strawberry salad, Nordic bowl of twice- baked potatoes made 3 ways -- wild mushroom and or bleu cheese; shrimp Skagen and cheddar; bacon with Gruyere and cheddar! For dessert: goat cheese creme brûlée with cookie! (Check out the full menu on our website at swedishclubnw.org/PDFs/menus/112219.pdf) Dining available from 6 PM but the Bar and the view are open earlier! ... See MoreSee Less
Ah, social media. This photo from the UW archives went viral in the Twitterverse when some guy suggested it proved Greta Thunberg had time-travelled to the present from the Klondike Gold Rush. The UW writes to put the facts straight! 😁🧐 ... See MoreSee Less
If she did time travel, let's hope she does us all a favor and goes back.
Well, we swedes all do kinda look alike
It does look like her!
Would Dr. Who lie?
there will always be someone out there somewhere that looks alike someone. We all have optical almost twins running around in past, presence and future. My own family once ran into me in Rome, while I was not there. And the person was optically me, totally me. Still freaks me out thinking that if she would’ve she could’ve taken my place 😱😂
My grandfather on the left..my grandson on the right. Born 102 years apart...
I got nailed by those frigging cameras more than once when I lived in DC. The article is right, the speed limit signs are difficult to see.
I've been in a few Finnish saunas. Normally they are way too hot for people to be wearing all these clothes (especially after some drunk Finn cranks up the stove and throws a bunch of beer and water on it).
An interesting read! "The dash to become carbon neutral within the next six years has sent city planners scouting across the Baltics for sustainable sawdust, turned what were once traffic-choked roundabouts into tree-studded miniature wildernesses, and led to the construction of an urban ski slope atop a hulking new power plant that burns trash to make electricity. 'Livability and the green transformation go hand-in-hand,' says Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen, who helped establish the climate goals soon after taking office in 2010." ... See MoreSee Less
Behind the Scenes: Winterfest Ice RinkWork is underway to create our annual Winterfest Ice Rink. It takes over 2 weeks to install the massive infrastructure that makes it possible to create a seamless ice experience for the public. A chiller is installed, then an insulated floor mat, followed by rows of cooling tubes which eventually will be covered by layers of water. Meanwhile, holiday decor, signage and ticketing structures are also being installed to complete the seasonal experience.Will we see you at the Ice Rink this year?Full details available here: www.facebook.com/events/787319951713920/... See MoreSee Less
Join us Friday in the Kafe! If you didn't get a chance to enjoy your favorite Skagenröra, there's another chance! Chef Malin is presiding over the day, and she's promised to bake her World Famous Berry Tart with Lemon Curd whipped Cream and Fresh Berries! (We really should write a cookbook, don't you think? We're known for having some of the best desserts in the city ...). Free parking, plus a great view of the lake. A good way to start the weekend... ... See MoreSee Less
Long before ‘women in rock’ became a media catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women rocked.Inspired by Gayle F. Wald’s book Shout, Sister, Shout!, this new theatrical work tells “The Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s” incredible story. Ambitious, courageous, and uncompromisingly public, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s and 40s.Experience her incredible life through this rousing musical portrait playing now at Seattle Repwww.seattlerep.org/plays/1920/shout-sister-shout/... See MoreSee Less
Meet Mack! She joined our team earlier this year and we couldn’t be more excited! When she’s not here she likes to embroider, collect records, and hang out with her hedgehog! #ElDiabloCoffee #MeetYourBarista #MentionMondays ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Poulsbo! We’re hoping to see you tomorrow @nordiskapoulsbo 10 ‘til sold out! We’re bringing Almond Kringle, Cardamom Braids, Julekaka and more, and we’re happy to bring other goodies to you if you call us today by 3. See you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
The “State of Nordic Fathers” report, based on a survey of 7515 people, confirms that men who take lengthy paternity leave have better relationships with their partners and children as well as greater life satisfaction overall. And they're no longer called "velour dads!" ... See MoreSee Less
We’re honored to have author Martin Walker in our bookstore, right now! He’s enthralling us with the history of his home region of Perigord Nord including art history, descriptions of mouth-watering food, and tales of ancient etchings on stone cave ceilings. It’s always a pleasure, Martin. Thank you for joining us for yet another fascinating evening! ... See MoreSee Less
Coming Friday, 7 PM: Back by popular demand! We're repeating our members and friends talk, “Walking the Trail; the Nidaros Pilgrimage.” The Swedish Club's Executive Director Kristine walked Norway’s Nidaros Pilgrimage in 2005, except for a part through the Dovre Mountains. She and two Club members, Nancy Stromsem and Barb Dougherty, returned this summer to walk the missing portion. If you want to hear about this adventure, please join us! ... See MoreSee Less