Øresund, Turning Torso, and the Botanical Garden!
Trip Start Apr 01, 2014
7Trip End May 27, 2014
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Anyway, after that marathon I decided to take the day off on Friday and explore Malmö for the first time! The weather was just beautiful so I hopped on my bike with the museum as my destination. Unfortunately I looked up directions to the wrong museum...whoops! But I visited it anyway....all 1 room of it.
After I finished that (in about 20 minutes) I got back on the bike and decided to just ride around a bit and have an adventure.
First I found this awesome farmers market with live accordion music! Imagine my delight :) So I took a video to share with you--check it out, I'm sure it will make you happy!
After biking through a beautiful park for a while I caught a glimpse of the Turning Torso, an iconic Malmö building that sits right on the coast. So I aimed myself for that.
After visiting the Turning Torso I went to the coast line and was happy to find that there is a bike path along it, so I biked along the coast for a few hours. Soaked up the sun, enjoyed the seaside air, and observed all the Swedes. The body of water is called the Øresund, or Sundet, or "The Sound." It is a straight that connects Denmark to the southern tip of Sweden--I had to cross it to get to Malmö from Copenhagen. Øresund connects the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. And it is BEAUTIFUL! Crystal clear blue waters. I took a video of the waves...couldn't capture how serene it was with just a picture. Enjoy that!
When I started getting tired and hungry I biked home. On my way I actually found the museum I was supposed to go to :) It's called Malmöhus Konstmuseum...I went to Malmö Konsthall by mistake. Anyway Malmöhus is a castle which was built in the 1530s and now it's been converted to a museum. I'm gonna head inside tomorrow and check it out, but for now here's a picture of the outside. It even has a moat!
So that was yesterday. Today I'm in the lab a bit but I did manage a quick trip to Botaniska Trädgården, the Botanical Garden in Lund. It was lovely. And for everyone who has been asking where all the people are: apparently they are all here soaking up the sun!
Hope you are all enjoying life as much as I am.
As ever, wish you were here,
P.S. Dad, check this out: