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February 13, 2008

Kista in the snow again

Another wander around Kista in the snow - previously.

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February 15, 2008

Södertalje

The town of Södertalje lies some 30km to the south of Stockholm. There is a canal passing through the town, joining Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea. It is also the home town of Björn Borg. The town itself is a fairly small and unexciting place, though some of the views along the canal give it a little interest.

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IMGP2794.JPG The canal
IMGP2800.JPG Tom Tits Experiment house
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IMGP2809.JPG The back of Tom Tits
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February 16, 2008

Södertalje runestone

In a little park outside Södertalje station is another runestone, this one larger than most of the others I have seen, so I didn't recognise it at first.

"Holmfastr (and) Hróðelfr had the runes carved in memory of ... ... Ingifastr, their sons. They were in the east(?). And Œpir carved."

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February 17, 2008

Torekällbergets museum

At the top of Bjorn Borg Promenade in Södertalje is Torekällbergets museum, a baby Skansen.

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February 18, 2008

Torekällbergets museum runestone

As well as the runestone by the station there is one in Torekällbergets museum.

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February 19, 2008

Rinkeby

Beyond the Kista Akalla park lies another string of urban expansion from around the same era as Kista, served by Rinkeby and Hjulsta TBana stations.

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February 20, 2008

Västra skogen

The blue TBana line splits into the Akalla and Hjulsta branches at Västra Skogen, home of the longest escalator in the Stockholm metro system. Unfortunately theres not much else there, just a bunch of flats, a wasteland of motorway junction and the main post sorting office.

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February 21, 2008

Playing with google maps

I took some location information from my walk around Rinkeby and put it on a Google map.

Karlberg Slott

I'd been meaning to go back to Karlberg Slott, having missed it last time I tried to get there. This time I approached from Västra Skogen. There appeared not to be much there, a large parade ground outside the castle and a map showing the location of a rune stone in the back garden. But I couldn't find any way into the gardens, so perhaps they're open over summer?

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February 22, 2008

Ice skating in Kungstradgården

More Ice skating

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February 23, 2008

Brevik

We took a ride on Lidingöbanan, down to the boat stop at the end of the line, then walked back a few stops in the hope of finding lunch.

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February 24, 2008

Snowy Södermalm

We visited Södermalm, in the snow this time. It is somehow a very different place.

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February 25, 2008

Hågtuna Runestone

Outside the church in Hågtuna.

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February 26, 2008

Fire engine in Hågtuna

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February 27, 2008

Häggeby church

Häggeby church is a small church in the village of Häggeby, near Enköping.

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February 28, 2008

Häggeby rune stone

Just beyond Häggeby there is a runestone by the side of the road.

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