Thinking on bars in the world I have been to

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Think­ing on bars in the world I have been to, this a mem­o­rable one. It is an artists shack 6 feet up in a tree. A wooden shack hold­ing max 12 peo­ple, wind blow­ing through the ”plank”, rain drip­ping truth the roof and a hand dug pond below. The name is Hanoi Bar, in the mid­dle of Got­land, an island famous in Swe­den for its medieval fes­ti­val in the mid­dle of August. A week that is a trans­form­ing the city Visby into an old age Hansa town. The Hanoi bar is only for pri­vate invi­ta­tion and it takes you away from the daily rou­tine of every day life. I´m sure it didn´t get the approval of the local author­i­ties for its way of hold­ing the con­struc­tion. It is very camp, kind of hype…bar… with plenty of par­ties. Since the win­ter in Swe­den and spe­cially Got­land can get very dark and windy in the storm­ing win­ter. Artist or musi­cians , that stay over the win­ter get a kind of sick­ness of the dark and often get an urge to run the field to Stock­holm for a great party hop­ping… there are some bars in Stock­holm that I remem­ber. Same local atti­tude, the same pres­ence, but the envi­ron­ment is the same, light in the sense of human kind. We always love to come back, to were we are, at the present. I asked the wait­ress, what do you long for, for the moment …

Berit Wahlgren, runs and owns the rail­way sta­tion bar Järn­vägsrestau­rangen Östra sta­tion in Stock­holm since 1983… but work here from 1957… employed by her aunt Anni Schollin, prior owner. The restau­rant were inau­gu­rated in 1935. Berit says that it is all the same.
–What I mean, is that peo­ple are always look­ing for com­pan­ion no mat­ter were. Remem­ber the bar came before the church and peo­ple are always look­ing for friend­ship at all the time. I have been here for a long time and I knows who passed by, and it seems the same today. Järn­vägsrestau­rangen, excel­lently dec­o­rated in a func­tional style with fur­ni­ture from the ele­gant depart­ment store NK. Tra­di­tional Swedish home cook­ing is on the menu, always loved by many.

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