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... many key events in Swedish history. The House of Peace is here along with an exhibition about the former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold and his achievements. There seems to be a big emphasis in Sweden on discouraging any signs of racism or prejudice. There are many very nice city parks including those on the castle grounds. Like many Scandinavian cities there is minimal car traffic. Mostly a lot of ...
... the site of an ancient copper mine, no longer being worked, but there are many reminders of its history. One can see the huge pit and there are still visible tailings here and there. The old miners' cabins and the manor houses of the owners are tourist sites. Copper money also built a magnificent brick church on the town square. Do you remember Carolus Linneaus who gave all the plants Latin scientific names? His home was in Uppsala, ...
... go back in summer! Anyway we walked through all of this getting photos of anything interesting on the way. What we arrived at first was the Grand Trianon. This was a building that was designed to be away from all the action of the main palace and it was built in the 1600s. It's all made of pink marble and looks really impressive! Later on Napoleon restored many of these rooms and many kings of France have stayed here over the years. It was weird and good that this was one of the ...
We soon found ourselves in a field of oats....walking path through the middle. We also passed an organic vegetable farm. After we crossed a major roadway we cam to a beautiful old church. I will make a separate entry for the Järfälla Church.
Finally we saw the IKEA's bright blue and yellow flags in the distance....we walked 7 miles before lunch. Not a bad way to spend the day. Here are a few photos of our hike!
... on. I knew that I was going to go to the castle and see the evening choir performance. I met up with Susann who had not had a nap and had drunk quite a bit since I had last seen her at the champagne gallop. She did not remember much of the night after this.
The choir at sunset was very nice. I was convinced that there was going to be a bonfire, but not on top of the hill. I needed to go outside of the city for that. The bonfires were part of this ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed