Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Today we went to the Naturhistoriska Museum in Goteborg. Some of my ancestors came from here. We visited the museum with my cousin Phyllis as our shared grandfather was one of the people who helped to tan the blue whale that is on display at the museum. When my grandfather visited Sweden as a child, he remembers having tea inside the whale. Some background on the whale can be found here.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
A visit to the world's oldest open air museum (museums which form a theme in my life) Norsk Folkemuseum. These were beautiful buildings including a gorgeous Norwegian Stave Church. We also went to the Resistance Museum and the harbour. We also visited friends of my parents in the evening.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Today was an interesting and busy day. We visited the Fram (see photos below) which has been to both poles. We also saw the Kon-Tiki which Thor Heyerdahl built to show that prehistoric humans could have crossed the Pacific Ocean. Keeping up the boat them we then went to the Viking Ship Museum. These were all amazing to see.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
We arrived in the beautiful city of Oslo today. It was the coldest summer in 50 years, it was raining and we were camping in a tent. As we had a station wagon, I put down the back seat and slept in the back of it. This was helpful to have one less person in the tent. It was very cold!!
My brother balancing a piece of wood on his head - no recollection about this photo.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Today we saw the Wasa. As you can see from the photo, it was still being restored. It "sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961." This was quite a site to see and amazing how they had been working to preserve it.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
We got our Stockholm cards today to spend the next two days touring around. Here's a lot of photos from wandering around. I can't identify the buildings any more. We did see the changing of the guard. The other thing that we did today was visit the Riddarholmen Church and excellent Museum of Medieval Stockholm.
Changing of the Guard