Have you ever been to Skansen in Stockholm? It is the first open air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm. It was founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era. I went there last Wednesday, and here are some pictures.
I am in Stockholm right now, and the weather is glorious! I spent yesterday in the sun in a newly developed area in south Stockholm called Henriksdalskajen, a trendy and expensive place by the sea with board walks, cool cafés and swanky restaurants. 1 bedroom apartments starting price in the region of 3 million kronor. … Read moreSunny Stockholm
The other day, BBC Radio 6 Music’s reporter Danny Robins did a programme – Viva Sweden – a sort of musical journey of the contemporary musical scene in Stockholm. You can listen to the whole programme here, but I thought I’d also give you a brief summary of some of the topics discussed in the programme, including … Read moreViva Swedish music
I went to a Lucia concert last night at Swedish Church London last night. It was so beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. Went to the Swedish pub across the road, Harcourt Arms, before and after, for some Glögg. Also, the church hall served glögg and lussebullar after the service. Strongly recommending it for next … Read moreLucia concert at Swedish Church London
It has happened again. The Swedish Yule Goat in Gävle was burnt to the ground last night, only 1 week old. The goat has been built and erected almost every year since 1966, in the main square in the town of Gävle. The goat has since had a history of being burnt down roughly every … Read moreStrange traditions in Sweden: the Yule Goat in Gävle
Marylebone is an area of London, UK, which has a particularly high concentration of Swedish-related shops and organisations. If you are in London, and want a taste of Sweden, then there are a few places you may want to check out. Most places are centred around the streets Montagu Place, Crawford Street and Harcourt Street. … Read moreSweden in London: Marylebone
Nu är jag tillbaka från Sverige! Oj, vad kallt det var! I förra veckan var det mellan -10 och -17…. The Swedes are longing for the spring, you can hear it when they speak. 3 months of consistently freezing temperatures have taken their toll. Beware when spring breaks in Sweden, because the country will become euphoric!
Sunday 20 Feb 2011, a day on the ice, on lake Mälaren in Stockholm
Much of the snow had melted (!). It was semla season… Hammarby ski slope is a cool place I think, it is a small ski slope in central Stockholm. My mum’s apartment is just a stone’s throw from the slope. Can’t beat a kanelbulle and coffee. We are pretty heavy coffee consumers, among the highest … Read moreSnapshots from Stockholm
Greetings from Stockholm! I’ve been here since Friday, when I flew into Skavsta from Stansted. I spent the first few days at my dad’s who lives with his partner in Bromma, a leafy suburb in Western Stockholm. He lives in a gorgeous super-Scandinavian styled home. As always in Sweden, there is a lot of attention … Read moreStockholm