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June 1, 2009

Fällbro runestones

Part of the Runriket.
"The two runic rock carvings south of the creek show that todays road coincides largely with the ancient route, which during the Iron Age ran to the west of the Vallentuna lake. At that time, the road went between these two runic carvings.
100 metres northwards on the eastern side of the road, there is a runic stone which, like the two runic rocks, tells about the bridge-builders of the Viking Age. The watercourse which then crossed the route was considerably larger than the brook which we see today."
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Upplands 142: "Ingefast lät resa stenen och göra bron efter Jarlabanke sin fader och Joruns son, och Kettilö lät resa stenen efter sin man. Öpir ristade."
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Upplands 146: "Ingeborg lät hugga hällen och göra bron efter Holmsten, sin man, och efter Torsten, sin son"
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Upplands 145: "Torkel och Fulluge läto hugga denna häll och göra bron efter Sten, sin fader. Olev högg."
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June 2, 2009

Risbyle runestones

Part of the Runriket...there are two runestones at Risbyle.
"The two runic stones here at Risbyle were raised att the beginning of the 11th centure and they are among Upplands oldest. Here we meet the Skålhamra family, one of the powerful dynastics which lived in the district around lake Vallentuna during the Viking Age. The test on the stone nearest the Skålhamra road mentions Ulvkättil, Gye and Une who 'had this stone raise after Ulv their good father. He lived in Skålhamra'."
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Upplands 160
"ulfkitil * uk * kui uk + uni + þiR × litu * rhisa × stin þina * iftiR * ulf * faþur * sin * kuþan on * buki * i skul(o)bri * kuþ * ilbi * ons * at * uk * salu * uk * kusþ muþiR * li anum lus * uk baratis"
"Ulfkætill ok Gyi ok Uni/Unni þæiR letu ræisa stæin þenna æftiR Ulf, faður sinn goðan. Hann byggi i Skulhambri. Guð hialpi hans and ok salu ok Guðs moðiR, le hanum lius ok paradis."
"Ulfketill and Gýi and Uni/Unni, they had this stone raised in memory of Ulfr, their good father. He lived in Skolhamarr. May God and God's mother help his spirit and soul; grant him light and paradise."
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Upplands 161
"ulfR * iuk i barstam * iftiR * ulf * i skulobri * mak * sin * kuþan * ulfkil lit akua"
"UlfR hiogg i Baristam æftiR Ulf i Skulhambri, mag sinn goðan. Ulfkell let haggva."
"Ulfr of Báristaðir cut (the stone) in memory of Ulfr in Skolhamarr, his good kinsman-by-marriage. Ulfkell had (it) cut."

June 4, 2009

Gällsta runestones

Part of the Runriket
"In Gällsta, there are three rune stones that mention four generations of the same clan. There is a fourth stone as well, but it has no inscription, only a cross. One of the stones has been signed by Öpir, one of the most common rune carvers of the later 11th century. On another stone, you can clearly see the repair marks that were made after it had been cut in two in the 19th century to by used as gateposts at a nearby farm."
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Upplands 232:
"tosti ÷ uk ' sihus ' uk ' sihmar ' litu ' raisa ' sta-- * iftiR ÷ tuba ÷ faþur * sin"
"Tosti ok Sigfuss ok Sigmarr letu ræisa stæ[in] æftiR Tobba/Tubba, faður sinn."
"Tosti and Sigfúss and Sigmarr had the stone raised in memory of Tobbi/Tubbi, their father."
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Upplands 231:
"iþinui ' uk ' austain ' uk ' ulfr ' uk * ol(a)[fr * litu * raisa * s]tain * iftiR hal(f)tan faþur sin"
"Heðinvi ok Øystæinn ok UlfR ok OlafR letu ræisa stæin æftiR Halfdan, faður sinn."
"Heðinvé and Eysteinn and Ulfr and Ólafr had the stone raised in memory of Halfdan, their father."
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Upplands 229:
"halfntan ÷ auk ' tubi ÷ litu ' risa ' stin ' at ' huta ' faþur ' sin ' sun * þorbiarn ÷ ybir ÷ risti * ruan"
"Halfdan ok Tobbi/Tubbi letu ræisa stæin at Udda, faður sinn, sun ÞorbiarnaR. ØpiR risti runaR."
"Halfdan and Tobbi/Tubbi had the stone raised in memory of Oddi, their father, Þorbjôrn's son. Œpir carved the runes."
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June 9, 2009

Gullbron runestone

Upplands 239: "Inga had the stones cut ... ... husbandman ... ..."
Somehow I had missed this runestone over road from Upplands 236
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June 10, 2009

MPH performance car show

After the Street Cars Fest at Kista Mässan we had high hopes for MPH. Sadly it seemed a little sparse, though A. rather liked the Atom. I discovered when I checked the photos that I'd mostly taken pictures of the classics corner.
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June 11, 2009

Vängsjöberg church

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June 12, 2009

Rimbo Borgruin

We went to visit the Borgruin at Rimbo again.
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June 13, 2009

Fasterna gravefield

Just down the road from Mörby borgruin is an ancient gravefield.
"This cemetery consists of 125 graves and dates from the late Iron Age (500-1100AD). The people who buried their dead here lived at a settlement situated somewhere close to the cemetery"
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June 14, 2009

Gamla Uppsala again

We took another trip to Gamla Uppsala. This time just before Walpurgis Night so there was a big bonfire being built - Uppsala is one of the main centres for the Walpurgis celebrations in Sweden.
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June 15, 2009

Dalby Church rune stone

Hidden in the walls of Dalby Church is a fragment of a rune stone.
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June 17, 2009

Västeråker rune stones

Outside the church at Västeråker are a couple of rune stones. Then a few more across the countryside nearby.
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Upplands 847:
"Åsger och Gislög lät resa denna sten efter sina två söner, Ådjärv och Slode. Åsmund högg rätta runor för den som skall tyda. Åsmund ... ristade."
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Upplands 846:
"Jovurfast, ...-fast, Vigunn, de lät [rista] dessa [runor] efter sin fader, Åse, Kättilbjörn, Ger, efter sin svärfar, ... efter sin man."
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June 18, 2009

Vik Country Estate

Vik Slott is a country estate on the lakeside near Uppsala.
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June 19, 2009

Vik rune stones

On the road to the Vik estate are a few rune stones.
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June 20, 2009

Ballingsta runestone

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Upplands 855
"inki-... [a]uk : iuker [:] þau : litu : raisa * stain : þina : a[t] * ais[t *] sun * sin : ernfastr * auk * þaiR * (b)ryþr * raist[u] * at * bru... ..."
"Inge-... och Jogard de läto resa denna sten efter Est, sin son. Ärnfast och bröderna reste (den) efter sin broder."
"Ingi-... and Jógerðr, they had this stone raised in memory of Eistr, their son; Ernfastr and his brothers raised in memory of their brother."
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June 21, 2009

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night is a big celebration in Sweden - with the celebrations being broadcast live from Skansen.
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June 22, 2009

Vaxholm again

We took another visit to Vaxholm via Bogesunds Slott.
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June 23, 2009

Tram cake

Every year there is a "Tram Day" celebration on the Stockholm vintage tram - the tram cafe serves a tram cake.
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June 24, 2009

Rosendals slott gardens

The gardens of Rosendals Slott - "this is a corner of a larger field".
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June 25, 2009

Djurgården car show

In the Gardens of Rosendals Slott on Djurgården there was a show of cars over 50 years old. Thankfully there were some newer classics there too, including plenty from the 60s.
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June 26, 2009

Views from Djurgården

To the south of Djurgården is the Baltic sea.
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June 27, 2009

Summer at Gröna Lund

After the Rosendal Slott car show we stopped at Gröna Lund.
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June 28, 2009

Balloon over Södermalm

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June 29, 2009

Dragons gate services revisited

We stopped again at the Dragon Gate services, with a little more time to explore this time.
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June 30, 2009

Högbo bruk

We went to Högbo bruk, a former iron working site and one of the seeds of Swedens industrial revolution, now a recreational area.
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