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2009-06-08

pretzel city

A kringla is a Nordic pretzel and the city Södertälje is the number one kringla city in Sweden. In the 18hundreds, when Södertälje was a popular seaside resort, kringelmadammer (pretzels ladies) sold the sweet pastry to the tourists. Nowadays the kringelmadammer are made of concrete and work as traffic obstacles.

Södertälje (map) 2 May 2009

7 comments:

Babooshka said...

Very odd image.

Hilda said...

That's an odd but cute logo for the city :)

Vogon Poet said...

This is so strange. Very good catch!

B Squared said...

Wouldn't want to bite into one of those.

Jacob said...

Strange. Why would they turn them into concrete barriers?

tapirgal said...

At least the barriers are interesting! You mentioned that pretzels were sold in the city. One thing I enjoyed so much about visiting Europe in the 1970s was that each town had its own kind of street food, and almost every town seemed to be different.

Peter Fristedt said...

@tapirgal: "Europe: everywhere something different." That could work as a slogan.

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