Postcard from Malmö

Folkets Park Peacock, Malmö

It's seven years since I last visited Malmö and in that time the city has transformed from post industrial port into a colourful model of eco-friendliness. I walked through the fabulous Folkets Park and explored the streets around Möllevångstorget. Möllan is Malmö's multicultural hub, renowned for its fruit and veg market and packed with restaurants and cafés, as well as being a destination for second hand clothes shopping.

From industrial to colourful, out and about in Malmö
Back walls of the old Mazetti chocolate factory building
Streets of Malmö
Wooden horse and clog shop - every town should have one!

The city's central cobbled streets are lined with design boutiques and independent shops. A highlight was a visit to Moderna Museet Malmo, a small modern art gallery that's just the right size to spend a couple of rainy hours. I saw a beautifully curated exhibition of post impressionist paintings, Nils Dardel and the Modern Age and contemporary video installation show The New Human, before visiting the museum's bright orange café and nursing a soya latte until the sky cleared.

Concrete balconies, Malmö