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May 1, 2009

Igelbacken Nature Reserve again

I took another walk around the Igelbacken Nature Reserve, finding the site of an ancient settlement near what is now Hallonbergon.
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May 2, 2009

Gripsholms Slott

Griphsholms Slott is an impressive castle on the lakeside 40 miles west of Stockholm.
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May 3, 2009

Gripsholms canons

In the courtyard of Gripsholms Slott are a pair of what appear to be Turkish canons, but the notice explaining their history claims they were captured in Russia.
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May 4, 2009

Gardens of Gripsholms Slott

Gripsholms Slott is set on a small island near the city of Mariefred (though it doesn't have the population of 10,000 needed to technically be a city in Sweden).
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May 5, 2009

Gripsholms runestone

In the grounds of Gripsholms Slott are a pair of rune stones.
Sö 179: "× tula : lit : raisa : stain : þinsa| |at : sun : sin : haralt : bruþur : inkuars : þaiR furu : trikila : fiari : at : kuli : auk : a:ustarla| |ar:ni : kafu : tuu : sunar:la : a sirk:lan:ti"
"Tola let ræisa stæin þennsa at sun sinn Harald, broður Ingvars. ÞæiR foru drængila fiarri at gulli ok austarla ærni gafu, dou sunnarla a Særklandi"
"Tóla had this stone raised in memory of her son Haraldr, Ingvarr's brother. They travelled valiantly far for gold, and in the east gave (food) to the eagle. (They) died in the south in Serkland."
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Sö 178: "HælgulfR(?) ok ØyulfR þæiR letu ræisa stæina baða at broður sinn Kætilmund ok bro æftiR Somu, moður sina. En Bruni(?) hiogg, broðiR hennaR."
"Hälgulv och Öulv de lät resa båda stenarna efter sin broder Kätillmund och (gjorde) bro efter Soma sin moder. Och Brune (?), hennes broder, högg."
"Hälgulv and Öulv they had this stone raised in memory of their brother Kätillmund and built a bridge in memory of Soma their mother. But Brune carved the runes"
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May 6, 2009

Hanami at Kungstadgården

There was a Japanese festival at Kungstadgården.
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May 7, 2009

Harley Davidson Locomotive

Outside the Harley Davidson office near Stockholm is a locomotive.
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