The topic this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Things People Play With. (I apply the term “Play with” rather loosely! 🙂 ) Discarded Barbie Leaf and Ducks – Sweden Carnival Ride and Blow-up Slide, Des Plaines Fall Fest 18th century doctor’s tools, Des Plaines Fall Fest Blocks, Des Plaines Fall Fest Visitors try […]Read More CFFC: Things People Play With
Who doesn’t love a blue sky accenting colors of the objects below, the sun shining down on us and feeling the warmth? When I think of Serene, I think of nature, and when I think of nature, I usually prefer Blue Sky Days! Join the fun at WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and Nancy Merrill’s […]Read More Serene Blue Sky Days
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about houses (or barns).Read More CFFC: There’s no place like home
August 14, 2015 (Stockholm, Day 1) When we left Sigtuna, we returned to Stockholm to visit one of its more than 80 museums. The Vasa Museum’s centerpiece is a ship that sank in 1628, 23 minutes into its maiden voyage! It was not pulled out of the canal until the 1950s, when the technology to […]Read More Stockholm’s Great Scandal!
August 14, 2015 (continued): Sigtuna, Sweden Sigtuna, the oldest town in Sweden (founded 980 AD), is not far from the airport. It has a renowned boarding school and is often a destination for church retreats. The name of Sigtuna comes from an old English word for town (tuna), which was originally a Viking word. Its […]Read More Sigtuna, Sweden: Runic stones, a church, and Lake Malaren
August 14, 2015 – Stockholm, Sweden (Day 1) We met our guide, Britt, at our bus and proceeded to Gamla Stan, which means “Old Town” in Swedish, stopping briefly at a lookout point first, with a view of the harbor. Stockholm doesn’t get a lot of cargo ships (perhaps because there is a larger cargo […]Read More Gamla Stan: Stockholm’s “most amazing” statue, old-fashioned “Big Brother” and leaning houses