Vinterviken is a small rocky peninsular to the west of Stockholms centre. It is the former location of Alfred Nobels dynamite factory but has been renovated recently into parkland.
Synth-picknick was a mini festival on Vinterviken. A slightly unusual affair being basically a sound system set up in a public area, so around 100 electro music fans were picnicking while listening to DJs. I can't imagine it being possible to run an event like this in England without incurring the wrath of some local jobsworth who thinks you should have toilet facilities or a trained first aider.
" Fullugi(?) and Gunnarr had this stone raised in memory of Geirrøðr(?), (their) father. ... May God help his spirit."
"Sigfastr and Ónæmr ... ... in memory of Illugi , (their) father ..."
" §A ... this stone in memory of ... his spirit
§B ... þartunki"
The town of Upplands Väsby is mostly a commuter town these days, though it does still house the Marabou chocolate factory. A factory complete with peculiar repetative sounds like those I imagined coming from Charlies chocolate factory. There is a sculpture garden between the factory and the railway line.
Outside Ytterjärna kyrka is a rune stone.
"A ... ...in × þinsa × at × kai(r)... ... ...-n * eR * e[n-a]þr × ut - × kr..."
"B ... ...roþur × ..."
"C ... ... raisa : ..."
"A ... [stæ]in þennsa at GæiR... ... [Ha]nn eR æn[d]aðr ut [i] Gr[ikkium]."
"B ... [b]roður ..."
"C ... [let] ræisa ..."
"... this stone in memory of Geir-... ... He had met his end abroad in Greece."
Walking down to Hammerby Sluss for another wander around we found some old cars.
Over the next few weeks we are going to take a slight departure from our normal pictures of Stockholm and the surrounding areas, and post some from our recent holiday in Iceland.
The flight there was one of the weirdest I've ever done, we were due to land ten minutes after sunset (1140pm) so were a little surprised the sun had gone down by the time we changed in Copenhagen - so the sun rose again somewhere around the Faroe Islands, before setting just about landing time.
Having landed on the wrong side of midnight we didn't get up very early on our first day in the city, we took a walk to try to find our way around the city. Our hotel was on the same square as the parliament building.