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... the cathedral in Lund. This is where I first became Teary eyed. After possibly going the wrong way on a one way street and maybe driving down a pedestrian only street we found the cathedral and the idea that I was at the place where my great grandfathers hard work transformed into some so beautiful and still, not only standing, but celebrated today, definitely pulled at my heart strings. Even more amazing was the fact that we were at the right time for ...
... family line in the USA. We visited the church of Carl, our Mormor's Far (mother's mother's father), where he was raised, and the church and home of Tina, our Mormor's Mor, where she was born and where her parents continued to live. We do not know the current owner of the home, but it still stands and is cared for enough for us to joyfully visit.
We met with family for lunch at a restaurant on the lake. ...
... completed in 1662. Initially home to the noble Brahe family, the castle was taken over by the crown in the 17th century and repurposed as a holding place for prisoners of war. The castle caught fire in 1718 and, allegedly, the prisoners were not very active in helping put it out. Maybe they were cold.
We then took a tour in a horse-drawn carriage around the island, passing by landmarks associated with the Brahe castle like an ...
... education and general good natures. We arrived after closing time of the home museum but the keeper welcomed us in, no charge, to walk through. We also visited the modern art gallery, not historical but definitely interesting. I enjoy modern art in general, some of the pieces were a bit over my head. We did not stay longer as this was supposed to be one of several stops and sights. We drove next to an old church where Stig and Gerd attend services. The original ...
Poor internet access tonight aboard the ferry to Helsinki. These are a few pics, however, from our day in southern Sweden on Friday celebrating Midsummer Eve with some Swedes in the small community of Evedal north of Växjö. It was a low-key, family affair with game booths set up for the really small kids, dancing around the Midsummer Pole, picnicking, and just enjoying the longest day ...
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