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A nice bus ride with a very jolly Norwegian driver to Sweden looked a lot like driving in northern Minnesota. Flat rocky lakeshores with pines and birches and cabins. No wonder half of Scandinavia moved to MN. Mora is the town where they make the carved red horses called Dala. So there are statues everywhere and shops selling 500 kroner 2" high Dala. So much money, so I just took a picture instead. We took a great all day bike ride up to Orso and had lunch by the lake. All ...
Back for lunch then went to see a traditional raising of the Midsummer pole, accompanied by much music and very professional dancing, in a rural setting. Numerous folk in the traditional Dalarna local dress. Very talented musicians, young and ...
... national dress, on a horse decorated with flowers in its mane. Left the event to go up into the hills to Slattberg to join David and Maria's extended family for a typical mid-summer outdoor meal, including herring and Schnapps. Saw a fox cross their paddock just before we left. Walked up the road to the village to watch the local folk hoist the maypole (actually called the midsummer pole ...
We woke to fantastic reflections on the absolutely calm lake. Drove up the road to the Nusnas factory again, to watch the production of the Dala horses. Originally carved from scrap wood in the lumberjack camps in the winter, for the children back home, in 18th century First references of wooden horses for sale made in 1624, nearly 400 years ago. Now a world recognised symbol of Sweden (after appearing at the 1939 New York World Exhibition,) but only made in 4 ...
Driving northwest, we found by chance two old towns founded on the iron smelting industry, dating from 1600s and only abandoned 50 or so years ago, Forsmarks Bruk and Lovstabruk. Each had been built by the owner, who had a palatial dwelling in the small town. All the old buildings, including water wheels, pig iron stores, workers' cottages, had been preserved and ...