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October 1, 2008

Vintage American car at Barkarby

Along with the American classics there was the occasional vintage car.
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October 2, 2008

Classic Swedish cars in Barkarby

Some classic Swedish cars at Barkarby,
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October 3, 2008

American custom cars at Barkarby

Some custom cars based around American cars
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October 4, 2008


Between Gamla Stan and Djurgården is the royal island of Skeppsholmen, with a number of museums and beautiful views across the water to other parts of the city.
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October 5, 2008

Art on Skeppsholmen

On the island of Skeppsholmen is some art outside the modern art museum.
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October 6, 2008

Gröna Lund

After Skeppsholmen, we took the ferry over to Djurgården where we went to Gröna Lund to win more Daim bars than we can realistically eat.
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October 7, 2008

Gamla Uppsala

We stopped by Uppsala, visiting the old town this time. I was expecting this to be more of a town, instead it is the site of the ancient village, with a number of burial mounds and a lot of history.
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October 8, 2008

Gamla Uppsala rune stones

There are a couple of rune stones by the church in Gamla Uppsala.
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"Eilífr and Sigviðr had the stone raised in memory of Véfastr, their father."
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"Sigviðr, traveller to England, raised this stone in memory of Védjarfr, (his) father ... ... ... "

October 9, 2008


We visited Norrtälje, a small industrial town to the north east of Stockholm.
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October 10, 2008


Beyond Norrtälje is a small peninsula with a port on the end of it. From here you can catch boats to Helsinki, Turku and various ports in Poland and Estonia.
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October 11, 2008

World Hovercraft Championship

The World Hovercraft Championship came to Stockholm, so we had to go and see. In many ways it reminded me of the old karting days, with a number of heats of different class craft culminating in a final at the end of the day.

It was an exciting day out, with some fantastic races, the smell of two stroke engines and machine oil, and the sound of a lot of air being blown around. The most exciting race had around 15 entrants and ended up with two craft nearly sinking, leading it to be called off early and rerun later.

(pictures from camera phone and rescued from main camera after something of a technical hitch involving corrupt file systems)

October 12, 2008

Hovercraft paddock

The paddock at the World Hovercraft Championship

October 13, 2008

Street Car Fest - the track

Street Car Fest came to the Barkarby Flygplats, this was a much bigger day than the last one, in the corner of a car park on a rainy day. And the cars more real, somehow, than the classic cars the week before.
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October 14, 2008

Street Car Fest - American cars

Some American cars on show at the Street Car Fest.
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October 15, 2008

Street Car Fest - Japanese cars

Some Japanese cars at Street Cars Fest
(see American cars and the track)
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October 16, 2008

Street Car Fest - Swedish cars

Some Swedish cars at the Street Cars Fest.
(See also American cars, Japanese cars and the track)
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October 17, 2008

Street Car Fest - German cars

A stylish German car, my old sysadmin used to drive a car like this.
(see also American cars, Japanese cars, Swedish cars and the track)
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October 18, 2008

Street Car Fest - hot rods

Some hot rods at the Street Cars Fest. There's something wonderful about a car whose engine doesn't all fit under the bonnet.
(see also American cars, Swedish cars, Japanese cars, German car and the track)
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October 19, 2008

Street Car Fest - custom car

A custom car at the Street Cars Fest.
(see also American cars, Japanese cars, Swedish cars, German car, Hot Rods and the track)
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October 20, 2008

Eskiltuna Parken Zoo - animals

We took a drive out to Eskiltuna Parken Zoo (Swedish), 100km West of Stockholm.
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October 21, 2008

Eskiltuna Parken Zoo - art

Some art around Parken Zoo.
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October 22, 2008

Eskiltuna Parken Zoo - buildings

Some buildings at Parken Zoo.
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October 23, 2008

A at Eskiltuna Parken Zoo

A. at Parken Zoo.
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October 24, 2008


We set out to find the Tyresta but for various reasons we ended up on the wrong road and found Tyresö slott instead. In the castle is a health spa and a small cafe, literally in the kitchen of the castle. You can sit at the kitchen table watching the food being made.
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October 25, 2008

Revisiting Ulriksdals Slott

I took A. to Ulriksdals slott.
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October 26, 2008

Nyköping harbour

We found some lunch at the harbour at Nyköping.
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October 27, 2008

Nynäs Slott

I dropped A. off at the airport and popped in to Nynäs Slott on the way home.
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October 28, 2008


The nearest town to Nynäs slott is Trosa, a small old town apparently rebuilt in 1719 but now the home of some of the richest people in Sweden.
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October 29, 2008

Jan Fridegårds minnesstuga

Jan Fridegårds (also known as Johan Fridolf Johansson) (link in swedish) was a prolateriat writer who died in the '60s, this is a cottage and garden dedicated to his memory. It was such an odd thing that I had to stop to take a look, but couldn't figure out what any of it was until I looked him up when I got home.
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October 30, 2008

The Brandskog ship

The Brandskogskeppet ("fire forest ship") is a carving of a ship in the forest at the edge of what was once a lake - the land has been rising for centuries and it is now by a lush valley.
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October 31, 2008

Rock carvings around Hemsta

Not far from the Brandskogship are a number of other rock carvings showing various important things from their time - a lot of ships and herds of animals, along with a number of people.
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