I know I have been absent but I promise I haven't completely fallen off the edge of the world, and I have the pictures to prove it!
|Johanna, Martin and Isis's Jan|
I spent June 29-July 1 in the old mining district just outside the tiny town of Sala.
Sala silver mine was in use for hundreds of years and is today a fascinating monument to the ingenious work and unbelievably hard labour that filled Sweden's coffers for a very long time.
|The "bucket" in which the 17th century king Karl XI travelled down into one of the mines...|
Gustafs Skål and its members were invited to celebrate the mine's 18th century heritage during a small festival and our main duty was to look nice and smile for a lot of cameras (a job I'd love to have full time!).
I had a terrific time and the weekend just went by like the wind.
By way of thanks for our participation, Gustafs Skål (and a lot of other volunteers) were treated to a party deep down in one of the mine shafts - 155 meters under ground, to be precise! It was a very interesting experience - a little scary, and a little fascinating. Dark, damp and chilly - I can't even imagine what life would have been for a miner back then!
Head over to Isis blogg for some great (and some hilarious!) photos from inside the mine!
I made a new jacket to wear for this event but I lack pictures of it, so I borrowed the few below from m:lle Caroline, the ever so reliable photographer!
|Not the most detailed picture, no.|
|That's me to the left! Thank you, Caroline!|
Here is a bad mobile phone picture of the lovely fabric:
It was a flea market find at its origins are unknown to me.
Again: enjoy summer, everyone! I'll be back with some costume-related posts sooner than you know!