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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The newest visual variation of "Stockholm i mitt hjärta" - Anton Chivkunov captures the beauty, vibrancy and dynamic buzz of the Stockholm I love in a compelling timelapse film that speaks for itself! Bravo!!! :-) #Sweden @visitstockholm


Anton Chivkunov YouTube Channel: Breath of Stockholm timelapse 2015 50 shades of Stockholm Uploaded March 16, 2015
Go to https://youtu.be/M7w6sejTllM to see a complete list of places shown in film.

Anton Chivkunov: You've captured the beauty, vibrancy and dynamic buzz of the Stockholm I love in a compelling way that speaks for itself! Bravo!!! :-)




The last time I first saw videos of Stockholm that made me feel this way were... 
back in 2011, with 

Allsång - Stockholm i mitt hjärta (Allsång på Skansen 2011)
https://youtu.be/JEPvZBDOjdc

Måns Zelmerlöw, Björn Skifs, Loa Falkman and Peter Jöback sing Stockholm i Mitt Hjärta (Stockholm in My heart) from the intro of a 2011 episode of SVT's Allsång på Skansen, Stockholm

and December 2012 of Gamla Stan..


RetardedVideos2013 YouTube Channel video: Crazy snowmobile ride in Stockholm (SWEDEN). Uploaded on December 6, 2012. http://youtu.be/j7sCpSFRKww 

Hammarbybacken. Stockholm.December 2012 from AnitaN on Vimeo.

Stockholm.December 2012 from AnitaN on Vimeo.
AnitaN's Vimeo video: Hammarbybacken. Stockholm. December 2012
I was especially psyched by this video because originally, when I thought I was going to be in Stockholm right before Christmas, I was going to be staying at the Park Inn Stockholm Hammarby Sjöstada nice then-two-year old Radisson property that's not-too-far from the slope seen in the video, located in nearby Hammarby. 
That's the beautiful Södermalm area of Stockholm in the background, and the pink-ish thing that looks like the moon is actually Globen, the Ericsson Globe arena, the world’s largest spherical building. 
Both videos first appeared on the blog in my January 7, 2013 post, written a day or so before I flew to Stockholm from Fort Lauderdale, via Newark and Oslo on SAS.
http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/baby-its-cold-outside-but-by-sled-ski.html

Then last year, 2014, there was Petra Marklund's first show as host of SVT's Allsång På Skansen


Allsång På Skansen with Petra Marklund - Intro, "Stockholm I Mitt Hjärta" & "Händerna Mot Himlen"




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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night we had! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

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