Skellefteå in autumn colors 紅葉のシェレフテオ

Since my boyfriend got a job opportunity in Skellefteå, a remote town far north of Sweden, just by the polar circle, I went visit him this weekend. Skellefteå is actually quite nice and the fact that the river flows through the town makes it really dynamic. Also, by the church there’s a small village of wooden houses. These were used back in the days when going to church was mandatory, since it would be impossible to walk an entire day to church without somewhere to stay for the farmers in the neighbourhood. The village is called Bonnstan and is today owned by private owners. Picturesque, don’t you think?
彼氏は北スウェーデン、丁度極圏のあたりに、シェレフテオで仕事をゲットしたから今週末私は会いに行ったシェレフテオは思ったよりいい町だった。中心部に大きな川が流れているからきれいでいい雰囲気だった。しかも、町に古い小さいBonnstanという村がある。昔、教会に行くのは命令的だった時代に回りの農家の人は一日だけで遠い家から教会まで歩けなくて、その村に泊まるしかなかったらしい。現在は私有の家だ。可愛いでしょ?
Other than Bonnstan I guess there weren’t too many obvious tourist attractions in Skellefteå, maybe besides from the city museum. But other than that it was a nice town with small neat spots to discover here and there, like an old church, beautiful houses or just good views.
Bonnstanとシェレフテオの博物館以外、明らかな観光地がなかった。しかし、町中でたま古い教会や可愛い家い、いい景色などのスポットが見つ安かった。

The only sad part about my trip is that it rained the entire time. And now I’m off to write about storm water collection in Melbourne. I guess Australia has other problems than Sweden when it comes to rain… And by the way, look at the color patterns in the houses below. People’s sense of aesthetics doesn’t really change that much over time.
1つの大変なことがあった。ずうっと雨が降った!で、丁度今Melbourneの雨水についてリポートを書こうとする。たぶん、オーストラリアとスウェーデンの雨の問題が全く違うんだね。ちなみに、下記の家の色をちょっと見て。やっぱり、人間の美術的なセンスはあまり変わらないね。

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