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The Midsommar ceremonies comes from the ancient times of Sweden, as does this windmill. Öland, the second largest swedish island is about 20km width, and 140km from north to south. It is a really windy place, and arount year 1850, there were more than 3000, whereas only 355 survived untill today. Many more modern ones appeared : windturbines.

Here we are next to a small village, Gärdslösa, where we just attended another ceremony.

In this picture, both ancient Midsommarstång and Väderkvarn (windmill), are together with a third ancient swedish saying about this special week-end: "Although Midsommar is the celebration of the summer, there will be some rain".

Our first day was quite sunny, but some clouds appeared in the evening... We feared for the night, but our tent was still dry. The second day, saturday, was really cloudy, as you can see... Will the saying be applied this year ??

to be continued...

(contrast balance, and slight increase for the saturation)

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