My words, thoughts and photos from a Swedish perspective

A Swedish cow

I found this cow when taking a trip the other day. After having seen this, my doubts about where I was were gone – I was definitely on the Swedish countryside.

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5 responses

  1. I’ll say! Kind of like the blue cow at that! 🙂

    20/08/2010 at 02:11

  2. Whats Moo in Swedish?lol.

    20/08/2010 at 09:05

  3. Wonderful find. I’m a fan of strange roadside ‘art’.

    21/08/2010 at 02:24

  4. There is a Swedish town in Kansas as well. They have a painted horse. What the blue cow and painted horse represent I think, is brightly colored carved wooden toys made for the Swedish children long time ago in their homeland.

    22/08/2010 at 15:13

  5. Staffan H

    Anna: So did I. It was quite a surprise to find it along the roadside. 🙂

    imac: It’s “Mu”. 😀

    Lynn: I just had to stop on my way back to take a picture of it. Apparently there are other “Swedish cows” here and there but that one is the only one I have seen and I liked it.

    Preston: I suspect that the blue cow is part of some kind of campaign that Swedish farmers are running. The painted horse is traditional and was often made as a toy for children. It comes from the landscape Dalecarlia (Dalarna in Swedish) and is often called Dalecarlian horse (Sw: Dalahäst) because of its traditional decorative painting that is specific for that landscape.

    24/08/2010 at 22:51

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