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The sidewalks are jammed, traffic is heavy. Everyone seems to be on a mission to finish their last bit of shopping. It's a clear day and the temperatures are dipping as the sun makes it's brief appearance on the shortest day of the year.
We decided to start our day with a walk on the sunny side of Lake Mäleran. The arc of the sun is low in the southern sky. We were going to walk along the lake from our apartment on ...
... trailing off to the side... Interestingly, I could actually SEE what he was talking about! I could see the letters, then they also formed these shapes! Crazy. Then they replaced the papers, and he put his hands into a prayer pose with his eyes closed. Then he once again squatted and intensely stroked the brush left and right, into the paper and across it. Then tada! Applause. He said this one he wrote in English... TIME. He wanted all of the audience to see ...
... rural Swedish life being quickly supplanted by industrialization. His dream (and action) was to have old homes/buildings de-constructed, transported to this island in Stockholm, and rebuilt. As part of this, crafts people and knowledgeable folks would talk about their way of life in remote areas of Sweden. The idea is still going strong and is exceptionally well executed. With actual buildings, true antique furnishings, and multi-multi-lingual ...
... day! The weather couldn’t be more perfect. We went to the largest open-air museum in the world called Skansen…that is, if you can even call it a museum. It can also be considered a park or a Heritage town. It’s kind of the equivalent to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. It felt very colonial, with about 160 buildings renovated or reconstructed entirely in styles ranging from the 1600s to the 1940s, and decorated inside accordingly. People are allowed to just ...
... in 1252 when the fort was first built. A town grew around it and boomed when Sweden became a major Baltic power. Under Gustav III, the city began to flourish culturally…and has never stopped since.
We explored Gamla Stan, the quaint medieval Old Town. We toured the Royal Palace Drottingholm – no pictures inside. ...