Amy at Lens-Artists this week invites us to explore the topic of narrow. In my travels to “old” places – places built when there were no cars or crowds of tourists -I explored (or declined to explore) many narrow streets and other passageways. Places like Old Town Tallinn, Estonia (where I got lost due to […]Read More Lens-Artists #84: Narrow Passageways
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about houses (or barns).Read More CFFC: There’s no place like home
Stockholm, Day 2 – August 15, 2015 Although I had been the one to suggest it originally, it was with considerable trepidation that I went out on the dock with Dale and Elmer to find our tour. I hadn’t biked at all this summer, so I was really out of shape for bike riding. Our […]Read More Stockholm by Bicycle
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