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Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala County, Sweden - 16th December 2007

Our hotel in Gamla Stan - the Victory - is full on Saturday, so we take the hire-car for a trip up north a bit to see the town of Uppsala, which lies about 100km north of Stockholm. It turns out to be a really pleasant excursion, not least because the countryside is nice and frosty everywhere - giving a hint of Christmas snow. In the evening, we eat at the Restaurant Domtrapkälleren, and wander around the pretty University town, at about -7°C. The next day, there's a trip to Gamla Uppsala, Sweden's equivalent of Suffolk's Sutton Hoo.

next album: A Few Hours in Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden - 17th December 2007
previous album: Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden - 15th December 2007

2007 A view in front of the church

A view in front of the church

2007 Museum buildings

Museum buildings

2007 Gamla Uppsala kyrka

Gamla Uppsala kyrka

2007 Another view of the church

Another view of the church

2007 Pretty winter scene at Gamla Uppsala

Pretty winter scene at Gamla Uppsala

2007 Isobel looks at an info board (and doodles in the ice)

Isobel looks at an info board (and doodles in the ice)

2007 A view over the Swedish countryside

A view over the Swedish countryside

2007 Isobel tugs at a frosty tree in order to make fake snow

Isobel tugs at a frosty tree in order to make fake snow

2007 Isobel in the woods

Isobel in the woods

2007 The winter sun

The winter sun

2007 Isobel on the ice

Isobel on the ice

2007 There's a frozen telegraph pole under the ice

There's a frozen telegraph pole under the ice

2007 Isobel mills around

Isobel mills around

2007 Swedish farmhouse, with a large collection of Volkswagens

Swedish farmhouse, with a large collection of Volkswagens

2007 A broken tree stump

A broken tree stump

2007 The three major burial mounds

The three major burial mounds

2007 Buildings clustered around the museum

Buildings clustered around the museum

2007 Another frozen scene

Another frozen scene

2007 Isobel smashes up some ice as the sun sets at 3pm

Isobel smashes up some ice as the sun sets at 3pm

2007 Sunset at Gamla Uppsala. The new Uppsala can just be seen on the horizon

Sunset at Gamla Uppsala. The new Uppsala can just be seen on the horizon

2007 The burial mounds of the kings of Sweden

The burial mounds of the kings of Sweden

2007 Inside a café

Inside a café

2007 A cool woodburner in the corner

A cool woodburner in the corner

2007 Discarded Christmas decorations

Discarded Christmas decorations

2007 A weir in Uppsala

A weir in Uppsala

2007 Illuminated trees

Illuminated trees

2007 Uppsala street scene

Uppsala street scene

2007 Inside Uppsala's cathedral

Inside Uppsala's cathedral

2007 An empty square

An empty square

2007 Restaurant chairs

Restaurant chairs

2007 Inside the restaurant Domtrappkällaren

Inside the restaurant Domtrappkällaren

2007 Uppsala's river and cathedral

Uppsala's river and cathedral

2007 Ducks on Uppsala's river

Ducks on Uppsala's river

2007 The cathedral

The cathedral

2007 The cathedral's nave

The cathedral's nave

2007 Old building, Uppsala

Old building, Uppsala

2007 The old Grand Cinema, Uppsala

The old Grand Cinema, Uppsala

2007 A frozen river

A frozen river

2007 Ducks on a frozen pond

Ducks on a frozen pond

2007 A swan thrashes its wings

A swan thrashes its wings

2007 Boats near the weir

Boats near the weir

2007 The Amsterdam-esque river in Uppsala

The Amsterdam-esque river in Uppsala

2007 A work crew place lit candles along the river

A work crew place lit candles along the river

2007 Not just Cambridge: a mangled bicycle in Uppsala

Not just Cambridge: a mangled bicycle in Uppsala

2007 Steps to the 'Galleri London'

Steps to the 'Galleri London'

2007 Isobel walks past the Domtrappkällaran

Isobel walks past the Domtrappkällaran

2007 The outside of the restaurant we visited the previous night

The outside of the restaurant we visited the previous night

2007 Christmas gingerbread in a shop window

Christmas gingerbread in a shop window

2007 Isobel inspects a curious thing

Isobel inspects a curious thing

2007 Uppsala celebrates Carl Linné, aka Linnaeus

Uppsala celebrates Carl Linné, aka Linnaeus

2007 Someone on a bicycle

Someone on a bicycle

2007 More old buildings on the river

More old buildings on the river

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A view in front of the church