The boats docked along Strandvagen,

one of Stockholm’s most famous streets, are beautiful and varied.  As we walked next to the water, my father pointed at a boat.

“A pirate ship!  This one is new.”

“How do you know it’s new?”

“I’ve memorized every boat that docks here.”

I scoffed at this.  Then when I got home I read an article about the ship we had discussed.  Turns out, not only is it a visitor to Stockholm, it actually is a pirate ship – it starred in Pirates of the Carribean.  It has also been in Mutiny on the Bounty and Treasure Island.

So we have a celebrity next door.  Also, while I’m on the topic of celebrities and Pirates, Stellan Skarsgard was in the US Embassy the other day.  Jatte cool.


A few months ago, the American version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo filmed a couple of scenes in and around my apartment building.  My dad and I snapped a few photos of the set before being asked to stop because we were in the scene.  It was pretty cool to watch and listen; I had never managed to get to a real film set during my four years in LA – and I’m a fan of David Fincher (Fight Club, Social Network, Benjamin Button).



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