Thursday, 31 July 2014

Skansen

Our main excursion destination yesterday was Skansen, a Swedish institution. I have actually never been myself, and I really wanted to take the kids there to explore.
We chose a Tuesday specifically, because on Tuesdays they air live the Swedish classic TV-show "Allsång på Skansen", which we usually watch every week during the summer, from the comfort of Mormor & Morfars sofa. But obviously I also wanted us to walk around and see everything in the park.


Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. You can stroll around through five centuries of Swedish history, it's exhibits show furnished houses and farmsteads, cultivated plots and gardens and both domestic and wild animals, such as bears, wolves and lynx.
We saw the sleeping brown bear family:




We also saw lots and lots of very friendly and curious squirrels:



We saw beautiful views up from the heights of Djurgården where Skansen is situated:





We saw moose calves:




There was a playground:


We also saw the famous Seglora Church which is dating from 1730. It was moved here to Skansen on 1916 and os one of Swedens most popular churches for weddings.

 
And finally - my favourite photo of the day! Can't get anymore Swedish than this! :)

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