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November 1, 2008

Enköping

The town of Enköping is just over half an hours drive west from here, it is a small old town with a lot of history both in and around.
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November 2, 2008

Svinnegarn runestone

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"Järand reste dessa stenar efter Jarl, sin son. Guo hjälpe hans ande"
"Järand raised this stone after Jarl, his son. Who helped ???"
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November 3, 2008

Markim gravefields

Just outside the small village of Markim there are some gravefields.
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November 4, 2008

Markim runestone

Near the Markim gravefields there is a rune stone, U338.
"þurstin × uk × ragnfriR × þu ristu × stin × þina × iftiR × biur[n] × i krnbu
× bruþur × kalfs × anum × ua[at × uikmu - - R × ku]þ ihlbi × [o]ns × ot × uk × salu × bitr × þan × on karþ[i] - il"
"Þorstæinn ok Ragnfriðr þau ræistu stæin þenna æftiR Biorn i Gr[a]nby, broður Kalfs. Hanum va at Vigm[un]dr. Guð hialpi hans and ok salu bætr þan hann gærði [t]il."
"Torsten och Ragnfrid de reste denna sten efter Björn i Granby, Kalvs broder. Honom dräpte Vigmund. Gud hjälpe hans ande och själ bättre än han förtjänade."
"Torsten and Ragnfrid they raised this stone after Björn in Granby, Kalv's brother. Him killed Vigmund. God help his spirit and soul better than he deserved."
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November 5, 2008

Granby runestone

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"+ hemik + uk + sialfi + uk + iohan + þeiR + lata hakua + eftR + faþur sin + finuiþ + uk + uarkas × uk × rahnfriþ + uk moþur sina + uk + at + ikikerþi + uk + at + kalf + uk + kiarþar + u- ...-at + (h)an ati ' ein × alt fyrst × þat × uaru × freantr þeia + koþ : hialbi + ant þaira + uiseti + risti × runa þisa"
"HæmingR ok Sialfi ok Iohan þæiR lata haggva æftiR faður sinn Finnvið, ok Vargas(?)/Varghôss(?) ok Ragnfriðr, ok moður sina, ok at Ingigærði ok at Kalf ok Gærðar o[k] <...-at>. Hann atti æinn allt fyrst. Þat vaRu frændr þæiRa. Guð hialpi and þæiRa. Viseti risti runaR þessaR."
"Hemingr and Sjalfi and Jóhan, they have cut (the stone) in memory of their father Finnviðr and Vargas(?)/Varghôss(?) and Ragnfríðr and their mother, and in memory of Ingigerðr and in memory of Kalfr and Gerðarr and ... He alone owned all at first. These were their kinsmen. May God help their spirits. Véseti carved these runes."
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November 6, 2008

Orkesta ruined manor

Near the small town of Orkesta is a ruined manor house - really it is just foundations now but the artists impression on an information board nearby suggest it was at one time an impressive building.
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November 7, 2008

Angarns runestones

Some rune stones outside Angarns Kyrka.
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U204: "Alle lät resa denna sten efter Ulv, sin son. Fader till Frögärd i Väsby. Rätt är ristat"
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U203: "Björn och Vigunn läto resa stenen efter Sven, sin fosterson"
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U202: "Orökja och Igul läto resa stenen (efter) Torbjörn(?), sin fader."
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November 8, 2008

Mörby borgruin

I found something called a 'borgruin' on the map, so had to go and find out what that was. Turns out that its a ruined manor house, which, in its day, must have been an impressive property looking out over the lake.
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November 9, 2008

Broborg

Broborg is an ancient hill fort in Knivsta kommun, it remains somewhat imprenetrable even these days, with the signs suggesting that you climb several banks of boulders to reach the top - there is a better way up but I didn't find that until I had already scaled the rocks.
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November 10, 2008

Gamla Stan at night

The nights are drawing in now, giving me a chance to head to Gamla Stan and take some more pictures of the city lit up across the water.
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November 11, 2008

Kista after dark again

Some more pictures of Kista after dark.
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November 12, 2008

Swamps near Vaxholm

I took the car to Vaxholm, stopping at some swamps along the way.
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November 13, 2008

Bogesunds Slott

In the swamps outside Vaxholm is Bogesunds Slott, a fortified manor.
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November 14, 2008

Rindö redoubt

On the other side of the channel past Vaxholm is Rindö redoubt. I was looking for lunch but instead found a modern art museum just opening for a new show. This was a little peculiar. Its a fort built late in the 19th century to protect Stockholm from invading Russian ships, but has now been converted into an art gallery.
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November 15, 2008

Fredriksborg Ruin

Beyond Rindö Redoubt I was looking for Fredriksborg Ruin, an abandoned castle, but ended up missing the road and heading off into the countryside - eventually I figured out I'd gone too far along the main road and headed back to find the track to the ruin. There were a number of other people there taking photographs.
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November 16, 2008

Siggesta

Siggesta Gård is an art and leisure centre on the road back from Fredricksborg Ruin to Stockholm. There are a number of outdoor activities here, including quite a fun looking minigolf and pony riding.
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November 17, 2008

Gustavsberg

On the way back from Fredricksborg ruin I stopped at Gustavsberg, the home of toilet manufacturing in Sweden.
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November 18, 2008

Cedergrenska tornet

When I visited Inverness I spotted a tower in the distance which I had intended to return to, to find out more. It is now a conference centre.
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November 19, 2008

Haga slott

I've driven past Haga Park a number of times - Haga Slott is one of the many royal palaces still in use in Stockholm. It was a beautiful autumnal day with the leaves turning and falling, showing off their best colours.
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November 20, 2008

Haga Tinghus

The tinghus (courthouse) is a building I had been meaning to visit for a long time having seen it many times from the road - it is in Haga Park.
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November 21, 2008

Haga borgruin

In the grounds of Haga Slott are the ruins of an old palace, a building that must have been impressive in its day, but which is now little more than foundations.
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November 22, 2008

Steninge Slott

On the way to Sigtuna I spotted a sign to Steninge Slott, a manor house and art glass workshop.
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November 23, 2008

Sigtuna town

The small town of Sigtuna is situated on the shores of the lake to the north west of Stockholm, was at one time an important city, albeit a small one. Its population has grown significantly in recent years with the arrival of the nearby Arlanda airport.
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November 24, 2008

Sigtuna medieval church

In the centre of Sigtuna are the ruins of a medieval abbey.
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November 25, 2008

Sigtuna rune stones

In the churchyard by the Medieval Abbey in Sigtuna is a rune stone and a couple of fragments built into a small building.
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U380 & U381 - "Åsbjörn och kus lät...Gud hjälpe anden...efter Orm..."
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U379 - "The Frisian guild brothers let raise this stone after Torkel, thier guild brother. God help his spirit. Torbjörn cut."

November 26, 2008

Another visit to Uppsala

I went back to Uppsala.
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November 27, 2008

Uppsala church rune stones

In the grounds of Uppsala Cathedral there are more runestones
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"Borga let ræisa stæin æftiR Stynbior[n] ... [Th]orkell let æftiR brodhur sinn."
"Borga had the stone raised in memory of Stynbjôrn ... Thorkell had (it raised) in memory of his brother."
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"ThoriR ok HrøRikR / HrødhingR / RydhingR ok Karl, thæiR br[ødhr] ..."
"Thórir and Hrœríkr / Hrœdhingr / Rydhingr and Karl, these brothers ..."
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November 28, 2008

Revisiting Uppsala slott

Standing above the city of Uppsala is the imposing Slott.
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November 29, 2008

Uppsala riverside park

There is a river running through the centre of Uppsala.
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November 30, 2008

Lunda Kyrka rune stone

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"Halvdan reste denna sten efter Ragnvald sin fader, och Dan sin broder, dugande män"
"Halvdan raised this stone for Ragnvald, his father, and Dan, his brother, ??? man"
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