Last winter an anonymous artist put up an art installation in town with a miniature cheese shop and nut restaurant. It became news all over the world and I think many of us were happily surprised that it was left in peace for as long as it was.
In the end it was vandalised and the artist removed it and everyone was sad. They did however promise to return with something new and this weekend it was finally revealed.
A little amusement park for mice – Tjoffsan’s Tivoli – with a ferris wheel, a scary cat tunnel, fortune tellers and a carousel.
It’s placed at a different location but it happened to be not far out of our way on Monday after I had picked up Sofia from art class.
There was quite a gathering of people taking pictures of it and if it hadn’t been so cold I would have loved to stay longer. Now that I look at the pictures I see lots more details and clever puns that I didn’t notice when we were there.
I hope this will be allowed to stay up – the fun thing about the one from this autumn was that people started adding their own stuff to it. I can’t wait to see what will be added to this one.
(Note: Tjoffsan was the name of the mean rat in Astrid Lindgren’s story about Nils Karlsson-Pyssling – I can’t find anything about it in English, it appears to not have been translated.
It is a cute story about a little boy, Bertil, who is left home alone when his parents go to work. He discovers that a little “pyssling” or elf, Nils, has moved in underneath his house and by magic he discovers a way to shrink himself so he is small enough to visit. He helps Nils to furnish his new digs with furniture from his dead sister’s dolls house.)