Alfred Nobel lived here!
Trip Start Jun 28, 2009
25Trip End Jul 16, 2009
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Karlskoga was the last residence of the famous Alfred Nobel. Hardly a person does not know this name and the annual awards given in mid-December for Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Literature and Peace. These are some of the most highly profiled awards granted annually and the Foundation to award these prizes was started in Karlskoga. The first prize was awarded in 1901. President Teddy Roosevelt was the first American given the Nobel Peace Prize. The first four prizes are awarded in Stockholm with the King of Sweden present. The Nobel Peace Prize is given in Oslo, Norway. In 1901 Norway and Sweden were one country.
Now the museum. It is housed in the manor house the Alfred Nobel lived in. Alfred Nobel was
The museum was most interesting Alfred Nobel played by an actor conducts the tour of the home and about his life in the first person. It is interactive. Questions are asked and replied by Nobel himself. `` I asked about the connection of the creation of dynamite which was and still is the primary explosive of so much modern weaponry. The answer was similar to that when you ask about nuclear energy. It can be used for good and evil. Anything powerful will be used eventually in war. We all got pictures taken with the “Alfred Nobel.” He asked what we say for “smile” in the US. We said “Cheeze.” He then said that in Swedish you say “dynamite!”
In any event, the one hour experience with Nobel was most interesting as he took you through the various rooms in his private home and heard his story. Never did I imagine that coming out here to remote Sweden to a summer house that minutes away we would come to the heart of the Nobel lore.
We eventually got back to summer house and started working on the barbecue for the evening . Paul made hamburgers, Kira made shish kabobs. There was Swedish herring with cucumber and egg on top……learned new ways to eat it. It’s interesting to see all
It’s interesting to look out over all the summer homes around the lake. We were told that many have been around a long time. The longest running family-owned home has been in the family for 500 years. Karlskoga is about half-way on the Oslo/Stockholm highway.
We had a great meal again.
This we followed with and interactive Bible Study with the Spenser’s and John Wennström that dealt with understanding our times. We talked about the prophetic identities of people and their migrations as well as Christian understanding and responsibility.