Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fancy restaurant!

Found in Uppsala. Restaurang Alexander. One of the KITCHIEST, most tasteless, ugly, revolting restaurants ever! Take a look at the photos and experience the ultimate lack of taste by yourself! In particular, look at the last photo.

Yes, this is supposed to be Venus of Milo!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Swedish trains

Swedish trains are some of the filthiest in Europe. We complain when we travel to India but we should keep in mind that our trains too are dirty. In contrast to India, we pay a lot of money for a ticket--it's one of the most expensive railway tickets in the world--but we do not mind that nobody cleans the trains. Take a look at what typical seats in Swedish trains look like:

Stains everywhere. Stains from food, from vomit, from feces, ... Disgusting!

You might think that the situation is better in FIRST CLASS. No, it isn't! Judge for yourself:

How about toilets? If you make the mistake to go to the toilet in a Swedish train, you may end up with a disease. Look what they look like:

Sometimes, first class sleepers lack water and the toilets are dirty with feces from the previous passenger.

And as for the restaurant, it looks like napkins are cleaned in the toilet bowl:

We employ immigrant wo
rkers to clean the shit, and we can always blame them for the state of the toilets. But who is to blame for the general state of cleanliness of our expensive trains?

Swedish trains are not like trains in a European country. They are like trains in the third world in all aspects, except the price. And we like that. Indeed, we never complain!

Now take a look at a Swedish train station:

Sweden is an expensive third world country in the north of Europe. We complain about the africans, the arabs, the indians, etc., those immigrants who we don't like and the reason we do so is because they remind us of ourselves!

Acknowledgments: this blog!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Toilet lids covered with feces? Solution is simple!

Continuing with the toilets issue, as I mentioned before, a newspaper article reported that
toilet lids in Old Uppsala School's girls' toilet are  
covered with traces of feces.
But there is a solution,  and the solution was found by the famous Konditori Fågelsången in Uppsala. Here it is:

 Can you see how simple it is? No toilet lids at all! Removed. And so, no feces on them either. This way, the cafe can focus on preparing coffee without having to take any time to clean the toilet lids. What a great solution!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

High fashion in Sweden

Swedes are well-known for being fashionable. Well, in their own sense. Which is very different from other European countries. They pay a lot of money for used clothes, or for clothes that look old and used. Also, young people like to dress like their grandfathers and old people like to dress like their granddaughters. I showed you what kind of underwear they like. Now I want to show you a typical women's fashion store:

 Notice how elegant they are and how graceful the design of this window is. Let us focus on some details. At the bottom of the blue dress, you see a collection of belts, in Swedish colors (blue and yellow), of course. This is surely the perfect place to display belts.

 Look at the white dress next to the mannequin. Pretty, isn't it? In fact, there is a mask attached to it. Let me explain its use. Swedish women of any age, from 10 to 90, will wear this dress easily. Non-Swedish women may have a problem with it. They may think that it's old-fashioned. (Clearly, they are not that advanced, yet.) This is why the mask is provided. It is given for free and it can be used by non-Swedish women who wear this dress; they can cover their face.

Last but not least, look at the faded picture of Marilyn Monroe. An excellent addition to the artistic window design.

Yves Saint Laurent had never visited Sweden. This is why his designs remained so primitive.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The fanciest patisserie in Upssala

Its name is Güntherska Hovkonditoriet and it's usually packed because it's one of the very few places where they make sandwiches with real bread (of course, they charge a fortune). But take a look at its entrance:
Yes, this dirty entrance, decorated with the filthy carpet and a broom is the entrance to the fanciest, most expensive cafe in Uppsala. Despite the fact that you are asked to pay 15 USD for a small soup or 12 USD for a loaf of bread, they can't find the money to keep it clean. In Sweden, we don't complain. We act ourselves. This is why the broom is there. Customers use it to clean the entrance while waiting in line!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


I love hair salons windows here. They are amazingly elegant, delicately designed, conveying the graceful feel of the job, prevailing in current fashion of window displaying, artful, luxurious, ornately crafted, graceful, offering the sense of majestic, and, most of all, paying attention to the last detail. I will give you an example from the following shop:
The thing that caught my attention is the sumptuous cloth used in the display, a very simple, indeed, display, obeying the rules of minimalistic design. Love at first sight:
Let us zoom in at the lonely candle, brilliantly placed in the middle (click on the photo to zoom in):
We discover
  1. Hair thrown all over, hair recently cut from human heads. What a brilliant idea to decorate the window with hair!
  2. A dead fly at the bottom left hand corner of the photo.
One wonders if these additions are done by mistake or if they were part of a design scheme, so let us turn the camera to other parts of the window. Look closely in the middle, between the hairstyling products, and you will see more hair:
Look at the sides of the window and you see even more hair:
And finally look at another part of the window to see a used bag of very fine Swedish snus bag.
No hairdressers in the world would have had the brilliant idea of decorating their windows with flies, snus and human hair, lots and lots of hair, hair everywhere. But in Sweden we love to be original! We offer decorations which are a pleasure to the eye and food for the soul and spirit. People think that hairdressers' prices are very high in Sweden. But they have to take into account that they pay both for great haircuts and for the design experience, the pleasure of being in a clean, artfully-decorated environment. The particular hairdresser charges 340 SEK (about 51 US dollars) for a simple haircut, but offers a generous discount for children and retired people: 320 SEK (48 US dollars), a whole 5% discount!

A friend of mine did not like the decoration, so she told the shop, Salong de Två, to change it. Again, they applied a minimalistic approach. Rather than getting rid of the hair, they took down a purple curtain and tossed it on top: