In Sweden, Santa's on Skype and gingerbread are socially distanced


By AGENCY
  • Family
  • Tuesday, 08 Dec 2020

A gingerbread house model is pictured at the ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design, during this year's Gingerbread House 2020 competition with the theme 'Distance'. Photo: AFP

With the theme of distance, this year's gingerbread house baking competition in Sweden was bound to feature coronavirus restrictions one way or another.

But some of the nation's bakers found eyecatching ways to illustrate the year of the pandemic.

With a laptop on his sleigh, Santa chatted on Skype to three piglets in one creation, while another showed Greta Thunberg with her school strike for climate placard at Stockholm's Arlanda airport, alongside planes grounded by the virus.

The exhibition, usually thronged with wide-eyed children and adults marvelling at the culinary creations, is normally held at Sweden's Museum of Architecture and Design but was moved online due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The exhibition, usually thronged with wide-eyed children and adults marvelling at the culinary creations, is normally held at Sweden's Museum of Architecture and Design but was moved online due to Covid-19 pandemic.The exhibition, usually thronged with wide-eyed children and adults marvelling at the culinary creations, is normally held at Sweden's Museum of Architecture and Design but was moved online due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Others entries displayed in the three-dimensional scans created by the organisers showed lighthouses, the planets of the solar system or online calls between grandparents and grandchildren.

One baker reproduced the head of Sweden's Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell - widely seen as the architect of the country's light-touch pandemic strategy - five times.

The reason, the baker explained, was that he wanted to be sure to get the social distancing message across. - Reuters

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