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    Danik, I am happy to answer anything, please feel free!

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    OK, this is the world Heritage site of Visby: http://worldheritagesweden.se/en/wor...town-of-visby/. It is an old walled town on the island of Gotland.

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    Sweden must be a good place to live. I like the often Medieval architecture.
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    Well, yes, except until the 1950s Sweden was economically backward.

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    That's why there are so many blocks of new high-rise flats.

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    That´s a pity. I myself live in a flat, surrounded by high buildings and near the famous Copan by Niemeier now eternally in repair.
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    Wow, you live win Honduras, i looked it up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copán. What a long history its got!

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    I always assumed you lived in Brazil, perhaps because it is by far the biggest country in South America.

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    No, you were right DW,I live in Brazil and I didn´t know of the existence of this archeological site in Honduras.
    The Copan I mean is this gigantic appartament building projected by Niemeier:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edif%C3%ADcio_Copan

    Here you can read, if you want to a bit more about Niemeier, the modernist architect of international fame, who almost comemorated his105 birthday:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Niemeyer
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    That's astonishing: a huge building. Designed by one who studied under Le Corbusier!

    What's it like to live in?

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    I haven´t an idea how it was when the building was still new. I live nearby in a rather small building.
    I once visited on of it´s kittchenettes (the building has five types of appartements) and I didn´t like it at all. You go along a long deserted and unfriendly corridor. Then you open one of the doors and kind of fall into a hole.
    There are also luxury appartments, but I´ve never visited them.
    But today, whith the building being repaired very very slowly, living even in the luxury appartments must be unconfortable. And the housing contribution must be very high as the condominium manager gets a mayor´s salary. He has to administrate a small vertical town.
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    Sounds a bit like large apartment blocks everywhere. i think I would choose to live in a smaller building, too.

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    We are having an unusually cold May this year. This morning there were snow flurries and a couple of plus degrees. In between there have been a mild day with sun and warm enough to sit on the porch. The leaves are still not out on the birch trees!

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    We are having an unusually cold May this year. This morning there were snow flurries and a couple of plus degrees. In between there have been a mild day with sun and warm enough to sit on the porch. The leaves are still not out on the birch trees!
    Last edited by Dreamwoven; 05-07-2017 at 11:36 AM. Reason: duplicate post!!!

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    Yesterday it snowed all morning, settling, about an inch of snow. Kerstin says she has never know it so cold a week into May. Today it is also cold and the forecast is for frost everywhere in Sweden, here we had -5 celsius, and it is likely to be continuing through to the end of this week.

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