Lilla Lördag (=Little Saturday) means Hump Day, which is the middle of the week, Wednesday (and the title means Little Saturday or Hump Day Run). Swedish people take a little break so that they can bear the rest of the work week easier. (Beside the point that I personally never could grasp the idea of work one does only for money but has no enjoyment in it, no other purpose, like the intention to help one’s fellows – I can imagine that when one has such a job, one can hardly wait till it’s over for the week; otherwise one wouldn’t need a Lilla Lördag…)
Anyway, so it was Lilla Lördag today, and I was at one of my favorite places, Gamla stan – wonderful evening after a sunny day, pleasant spring breeze finally, people are supposed to be out, celebrating Hump Day, and Stockholm is an absolutely gorgeous city; what could be more perfect for a nice, relaxed stroll? That’s what people would do in other countries – apparently not here. They were on a hurry: some of them almost running from Gamla stan towards Sergels torg, the others in the opposite direction. As if they were going to work. Or something must have been going on, probably they had to catch the pub or something. Even the tourists disappear by the evening – where are they, instead of admiring all this beauty that a Stockholm night offers?
This was the evening before):
Isn’t it amazing? So why people don’t enjoy it? Are they already bored with it, or is evening walk an unknown concept here?
Hát nem lenyűgöző? Akkor meg miért nem élvezik az emberek? Már megunták, vagy az esti séta errefelé ismeretlen?