Tag Archives: Sweden

Gamla Uppsala

Today we took a side trip from Uppsala to the town of Gamla Uppsala, or Old Uppsala. This was the pre-Christian religious center of Sweden.  Saxo Grammaticus wrote that Odin, chief of the Norse gods, lived in this place. The … Continue reading

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Vitrine

We finally tore ourselves away from Stockholm but we didn’t get far. We took the train to Uppsala, a lovely old city that is home to the oldest university in Scandinavia. Both Carl Linnaeus and Anders Celsius taught there. We … Continue reading

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Vasa

It must have been a bummer for the sailmakers, smiths, carpenters, barrel-makers, and painters – not to mention the navy and the king – when the great Swedish warship Vasa went down in Stockholm’s harbor 20 minutes into her maiden … Continue reading

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Gamla stan style

Now that you’ve seen the pictures, I’m sure you’ll be packing your suitcase soon for a visit to Stockholm. Nobody would mistake me for a fashion maven (quite the opposite), but I am capable of recognizing style when I see … Continue reading

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Stockholm syndrome

It’s funny, but some of my impressions of places this time are entirely different from what I remember from 30 years ago. Could be that the place has changed, or that I have, or that the circumstances are different. It … Continue reading

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