Being of Nordic descent I truly believe that open sandwiches is far superior to the closed ones that are preferred here in the UK. Open sandwiches kick closed sandwich butt until the cows come home.
You can't do much with the looks of closed sandwiches, while open ones appeal to all senses. It doesn't take much to make your sandwiches look a bit more interesting, making them taste better by adding to the total impression.
This is two sandwiches I made last Saturday, just as a quick bite for lunch.
Just in case you are having a slow day I'll identify the ingredients. Both were made on nice rye bread with a smidgen of butter on them. The one in the background has got a sliced boiled egg, mayonnaise, prawns and dill with lemon juice drizzled over it. The second one was very simple, just a couple of rolled up slices of German pepper salami coupled with a sliced pickled gherkin.
There might be some more open sandwiches in the pipeline, keep an eye on this space!