This picture was taken yesterday at the Christmas market in Haga in central Gothenburg, along Haga Nygata (Haga New Street).
Here you can buy “lussekatter”, saffron buns (the yellow buns to the right). There are important in Swedish Christmas traditions, and we eat them from December 13, Saint Lucy's Day.
You can read more here. If you understand Swedish, you can also read more here.
Here you can also see some other typical Swedish cinnamon buns (kanelbulllar) to the left.
Here is another picture from the same café, taken three years ago.
With this picture I wish all friends on TE
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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tyro (20696) 2013-12-23 0:38
A very attractive and tantalising collection of delicious looking cakes and buns, made all the more enchanting by the pretty girl with her bright red hat and also the bright and colourful window behind her.
Those saffron buns look interesting and to me look a little like French brioche though I'm not sure if brioche actually contains saffron at all. The flatter cakes on the left (with berries) look like what we would call "Danish pastries" here in Britain.
A wonderfully seasonal photograph with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and composition and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.
mesutilgim (85478) 2013-12-23 0:45
Hello dear Gunnar, my neighbour today !
The smell of the Christmas Cookies came up to İstanbul !
Everything here is Swedish but mnost probably "she" is not !
Good capture, perfect message.
Als to you and all your love and beloved ones a Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming year !
serp2000 (40394) 2013-12-23 0:51
Amazing portrait in interior, today this is very typical scen everywhere in the world. Fine details of the cafe. Thanks for your gastronomic note. I have to go for lunch after these words ))Best wishes,
photographer_sg (4402) 2013-12-23 0:51
Beautiful photograph full of spontaneity and vibrant colours. Some reflections on the glass window make the background interesting too. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day and Merry Christmas.
Royaldevon (30267) 2013-12-23 0:53
Good Morning Gunnar,
I have never been to Sweden but have seen similar tempting morsels in Denmark. These look so delicious! No wonder the lady is smiling!
You really have captured the festive mood with the seasonal food and the Christmassy colours.
I particularly like how you have extended the shot, with depth, from the window reflections. These not only extend but give extra details.
Have a lovely Christmas,
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-23 0:59
I have seen lot of Christmas tree and decorative lights on TE this year, but for me this photo of yours conveys the festive season in the best manner!! Lovely mouth watering goodies. Colors and clarity are so good that I can almost smell the freshly baked buns.
The pretty face with a broad smile adds on to the mood of the photo so well. Excellent photo with good composition.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you as well.
CLODO (30597) 2013-12-23 1:13
So Xmas father is a woman! what a sccooooooooooop!
snunney (84971) 2013-12-23 2:40
They look very appetising these pastries and would go down a treat with a good cup of coffee or perhaps something stronger at this festive time! The pretty girl in the Father Christmas hat is a delight for the eyes as well:-) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-12-23 4:00
This is a very attractive image that gives us a real feeling of Christmas in Sweden. My daughter-in-law is Swedish and a good cook of Swedish cuisine. I think I will place an order for some of these. They look delicious.
kato (11630) 2013-12-23 4:09
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the sweet saffron buns and cinnamon buns for Christmas season, and the surrounding Christmas mood with decoration and Christmas hat. And, the reflection of this woman projected to the glass draws out a good effect.
Tack så mycket!
boa (6075) 2013-12-23 5:13
ingen riktig Lucia utan lussekatter:) En härlig Julbild med flera detaljer och kännetecken för en fin Svensk Jul. Bra komposition och behaglig Julstämmning!
God Jul och Gott Nytt År:)
Sergiom (61210) 2013-12-23 5:38
J'aimerais bien me faire offrir une pâtisserie par une si jolie vendeuse, avec un sourire large comme cela et un beau bonnet de Noel par dessus le marché. Les gâteries semblent délicieuses.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-12-23 6:03
ci vuoi prendere per la gola con i dolcetti che vende questa bella ragazza che si spaccia per Babbo natale.
Una bella proposta ricca di dettagli che invitano a venire nella tua bella città per cibarsi di tante leccornie, pur sopportando il freddo di una brutta stagione.
Una immagine allegra per un momento di felicità.
Ti auguro un felice Natale e, qualora non ci fosse altra occasione, per un nuovo anno ricco di belle soddisfazioni e di tanta felicità.
ourania (32169) 2013-12-23 6:22
a beautiful collection of delicious buns, delightful decoration and a pleasant smile make a very appealing picture. There's a wonderful warmth in your photo, the details offer great vividness and make observation captivating. I also like the backdrop consisting of reflections. I don't know what the saffron buns taste like but I can't stop staring at the cinnamon ones:)
Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful Christmas with family and traditions to keep you warm!
photoray (12519) 2013-12-23 6:41
Fine Xmas scene for Santa's Helper serving pastries with cluttered background of the bakery.
They certainly look hand crafted and delicious.
Have an excellent Xmas,
Fis2 (86333) 2013-12-23 7:03
Interesting chrismas scene,
Good frame, colors and light.
ikeharel (58253) 2013-12-23 8:19
Good evening Gunnar,
It is so good that I look over this photo after dinner, the sweets looks so tempting and sure each is a "deli".
Nice charming lady-seller, smiling at a point out of the frame - but looks very happy.
Beautiful moment collecyted superbly, also some attractive old stuff added to the scene.
My best holidays greetings,
worldcitizen (7077) 2013-12-23 8:59
These treats look delicious. Maybe you know that there's a Swedish church here in NYC that also has a small cafe next to it. They make kanelbullar, and I tried them once. They were very good. :) I like the festive mood with the woman's Christmas hat. Have a very Merry Christmas!
holmertz (41797) 2013-12-23 9:08
Detta är ju en trevlig bild med bra julstämning, fina färger och information om svenska kulinariska specialiteter. Väldigt exotiskt för många tittare.
God jul (fast vi hörs nog i morgon).
larsy (28) 2013-12-23 12:52
Det ser gott ut med saffranslussekatterna. Vi missade julmarkaden på Haga Nygata i år.
jemaflor (85536) 2013-12-23 12:57
A pleasant view about Swedish Christmas tree, well taken, good sharpness and exposure, well the smiling lady, tfs.
fanni (14381) 2013-12-23 14:21
the girl wearing a red Xmas cap makes the whole scene :)
very cosy relaxing atmosphere, and the buns look so appetising!..
GOD JUL - Merry Christmas and my very best wishes to you and your family!:)
jjcordier (76860) 2013-12-23 22:24
La jolie Mère Noël ne devrait pas avoir de mal pour vendre ses gâteaux traditionnels! Une photo de circonstance bien cadrée et réussie.
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.
emka (79992) 2013-12-24 0:00
Nice shot from the Christmas market. Similar to my photo from Birmingham.beautiful smiling Santa girl.
I wish you and your loved ones very Merry Christmas, full of peace, love and joy.
Short, but I still have something to do in the kitchen :))
pajaran (52636) 2013-12-24 3:43
Intresanatn i dobar tekst, o mestu i specijalitetu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazani specijaliteti i devojka sa osmehom.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za Bozic.
Intresanatn and good text, information and specialty ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice to displayed specialties and a girl with a smile.
Nice afternoon and all the best for Christmas.
jhm (140090) 2013-12-24 3:54
I think that a lot people get hungry with all this delicious food.
Made in high quality, sharpness and clarity be superb.
Technical very well composition, we get a lot details on these picture
My best wishes a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Very well done, TFS.
macjake (57074) 2013-12-24 4:13
love these cultural photo's which display many of the local cuisine. It's too bad we can't taste them right now through the computer haha
looking at the woman, i feel as if I know her somehow...strange i know.
great post for TE.
abmdsudi (43720) 2013-12-24 6:46
Interesting picture, idea with all the goodies and all the glorious colours. I like the way how you composed the photo. Merry Christmas and wishing you and yours health, peace and happiness. Hope you are having a great time.
Nicou (123314) 2013-12-24 6:50
que de bonnes choses à manger quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe compo quel portrait de mère noël sueprbe captage et vue.
Joyeuses fêtes et merci
TopGeo (38204) 2013-12-24 9:51
Beautiful photograph full festive atmosphere and simplicity are no messages of love and joy and vibrant colours also. Thanks for sharing. Perfect idea impressive selection frame,
Very nice capture with great theme. I like it
mcmtanyel (14133) 2013-12-24 14:51
Merry Christmas to you, too and afiyet olsun! A very appetizing photo, approptiate for the season. TFS!
Glint (6167) 2013-12-25 7:14
this is a perfect Christmassy composition. The mirror creates a lovely, atmospheric image and dof. The fg is a scrumptious display of saffron buns.The girl has a nice smile and she wears your red, co-ordinated with other Christmas red of cushions and candle.
rigoletto (34269) 2013-12-25 8:12
hi gunnar. i shouldn't have seen this photo when i am so hungry :) now i am drooling and my stomach is starving. beautiful, colored composition enhanced with a warm smile :)
lousat (77848) 2013-12-25 13:25
Hi Gunnar,just in time to wish you a Merry Christmas me too some minute before midnight..ehehe...i like your Christmas postcard,very original and with all the juice of the fest inside,very well done! Luciano
eldancer1 (28529) 2013-12-26 7:48
Mmmmm! Those buns look very delicious. Nice capture of this intimate scene with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Graal (97885) 2013-12-26 11:09
fine portrait, good shot. Nice face from profile. Theme good on Xmas season. I like it.
Have a nice evening and end of 2013 year!
fotka (3565) 2013-12-27 5:45
Very good daily life shot from Christmas market. I like the profile of the smiling lady with her reflection in the window. The photo looks very "delicious" with the sweets in the foreground.
Have a nice weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (36228) 2013-12-27 13:36
Hi dear Gunnar, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction as I was so busy last week.
Another nice Christmas image by your own way!
Her natural expression is so well taken in the perfect framework. So well considered framework is set as usual.
Thank you for your sharing and have a good weekend!
Takero from cold Tokyo
annjackman (19937) 2013-12-27 22:46
I love the warm colours and festive look to this very well cropped image. The pastries and buns look delicious - I hope you had some! A very lovely portrait of this young lady who seems to be enjoying her work.
I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas.
Kind Regards, Ann
UlfE (14641) 2013-12-28 0:04
En jättefin och välkomponerad julbild med bullar och lussekatter i förgrunden. Den unga damen såg nog inte att du tog en bild eftersom hon tittade åt sidan. Å andra sidan ser hon helt naturlig ut och hennes fina leende har du fångat väl. Ha en bra helg. Jag får också önska dig ett riktigt gott nytt år.
Silvio1953 (123643) 2013-12-28 9:13
Ciao Gunnar, Happy new Year to you too, beautiful composition with lovely girl and nice sweets, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
wolf38 (31282) 2013-12-29 6:09
Hello Gunnar. Fresh a fragrant pastries. What a temptation for everyone. Who comes over here taking a break. Overall, an atmospheric photo.
Best rgds, Wolfgang .... a happy new year
Buin (42330) 2013-12-29 12:57
Food is not shown here very often. You do it in a wonderful and really tasty way. I also like this cozy background in the photo. One can understand the smile of the lady very well. Sitting there I also for sure would smile ;-)
Greetings to you both - from wet, grey and cool Siegen! Yes, and a Happy New Year!
COSTANTINO (56271) 2013-12-29 23:09
thanks for sharing with us this delicious
fresh and tasty shot taken according to
your notes at the Christmas market in
Haga in central Gothenburg
it looks so fresh that I can touch
all those sweets
excellent use of natural colors
showing the delicious cakes and
many wishes for a happy new year 2014
SWEETFREEDOM (22808) 2013-12-30 0:31
very nice half body portrait of this nice lady and interesting sweet food in fg.
good light management
i wish you happy new year
zoomer (6) 2013-12-30 12:04
Hi,a most beautiful scene with nothing in it that does't look good.Love the warm light and excellent details.Wishing you too a happy new year,Wolf.
Waylim (25360) 2013-12-30 15:48
Very tempting, the sweet bun and the smile of the girl too, make this photo very inviting.
Cheerful color, very festive with the santa hat. Excellent detials and colors.
ChrisJ (99338) 2013-12-31 6:12
The buns look delicious! Good sharpness and well framed and composed with a nice diffused light and natural looking colour and saturation. A good profiled portrait of the woman too. Excellent density and the other treats at left look equally delectable! A Happy New Year to you!
gildasjan (41628) 2014-01-02 10:32
Une image très agréable bien cadrée dans ce carré.On sent le bonheur de cette femme par ce regard bien posé.Les gâteaux au premier plan me donnent de l'appétit!
Bonne année 2014 et bonne santé à toi et à ta famille
jcpix (13688) 2014-01-08 16:04
Well, the holidays may be over, but that sure doesn't take away from the appeal of an image like this. Those sure look like some tasty treats, and I'm sure the atmosphere is quite festive as well. You managed quite a bit in this composition, and it all works very well. This young womans smile really brightens up the imagery, it all feels inviting and warm. A lot of good depth and layers to take in, a really intriguing image that keeps producing more interesting items the more I look into it. :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. All the best to you and yours in 2014.
mkamionka (30694) 2014-01-20 13:50
they look really yummy and if I only could I would go there to taste this tradition in person :) Very nice photograph -except for the traditional food you have a lovely portrait and the well decorated background. Very well seen and captured,
InasiaJones (31498) 2014-01-21 15:45
Not a good photo to review at this time of the night, as I feel I could eat all the buns on the left side... It looks so delicious!
Although I have missed this scene at the time you have published it, I nevertheless appreciate the theme and the sense of timing with the season. It says something about sharing and joyful moments, as well as inviting me to go in the kitchen, trying to find something something that will calm down my appetite that your photo triggered... :-p))
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-03-25 14:11
Gunnar, I know that I am off season but I couldn't resist of commenting this traditional picture!!a great occasion and so festive!! great pic!!
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-04-08 23:15
a splendid atmosphere with superb composition and lovely details, beautiful colours and lights,
omid266 (5328) 2015-01-28 21:04
Salam dear Gunnar,
Hej, nice to hear about Saffron in your Chritmass in Sweden :)
very nice close up and many Thanks!
also my town Ghayen is the Capital of saffron(Red Gold) and Barberry in the world,
Have a Glorious day , Amen! ***
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37578)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Event
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-23 0:30