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A Few Hours in Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden - 17th December 2007

On our last full day in Sweden, we wander over to Skansen on the outskirts of Stockholm - apparently the oldest open-air museum in the world. When we get there, we discover that there's a large outdoor Christmas market occuring, full of curio stalls and smoking fires cooking herrings and pancakes. Afterwards, we wander around some of the exhibits, including candle-lit buildings, tin working, printing and apothecaries. Following an evening out in Gamla Stan and a return to the Victory Hotel, we head out to the airport at Västerås, on a chilly -9°C morning.

next album: Qualcomm Cambridge's Christmas, Hotel Felix, Cambridge - 20th December 2007
previous album: Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala County, Sweden - 16th December 2007

2007 Nosher helps get a car out from an ice trap

Nosher helps get a car out from an ice trap

2007 Brightly decorated post boxes

Brightly decorated post boxes

2007 Another decorated post box

Another decorated post box

2007 A demolition job looks more like a bomb has gone off

A demolition job looks more like a bomb has gone off

2007 A scene of demolition

A scene of demolition

2007 A wheelie trolley is pulled through a steel tunnel

A wheelie trolley is pulled through a steel tunnel

2007 A discarded newspaper and frozen coffee

A discarded newspaper and frozen coffee

2007 A sighting of a horse waiting to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing

A sighting of a horse waiting to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing

2007 Boats on the quayside

Boats on the quayside

2007 At the entrance to Skansen, we warm up for a bit

At the entrance to Skansen, we warm up for a bit

2007 People roam around in period dress

People roam around in period dress

2007 Traditional Christmas food is cooked in a huge smoking pan

Traditional Christmas food is cooked in a huge smoking pan

2007 Sausages are chopped up

Sausages are chopped up

2007 Working with wheat

Working with wheat

2007 Herrings are readied for cooking on an open fire

Herrings are readied for cooking on an open fire

2007 Flamed herrings

Flamed herrings

2007 It looks like the 19th Century

It looks like the 19th Century

2007 Elsewhere, thick pancakes are fried in a deep layer of fat

Elsewhere, thick pancakes are fried in a deep layer of fat

2007 We stop off to warm up with a spot of Glögg

We stop off to warm up with a spot of Glögg

2007 An old dude tries to make a phone call from one of the exhibits

An old dude tries to make a phone call from one of the exhibits

2007 Isobel gets friendly with a pony

Isobel gets friendly with a pony

2007 Isobel gives a pony a scratch

Isobel gives a pony a scratch

2007 Festive singing in a lovely, candle-lit, 18th Century church

Festive singing in a lovely, candle-lit, 18th Century church

2007 More Skansen buildings

More Skansen buildings

2007 A Skansen apothecary shop

A Skansen apothecary shop

2007 A metalworker's bench

A metalworker's bench

2007 A dude does some tin work

A dude does some tin work

2007 In a printing workshop

In a printing workshop

2007 A woman shows off some prints

A woman shows off some prints

2007 A woman hand-paints some printed illustrations

A woman hand-paints some printed illustrations

2007 Melting glass in a furnace

Melting glass in a furnace

2007 A couple of dudes demonstrate the art of glassmaking

A couple of dudes demonstrate the art of glassmaking

2007 More demonstration of glass making

More demonstration of glass making

2007 From the hill at Skansen, the night-time view over Stockholm

From the hill at Skansen, the night-time view over Stockholm

2007 Down in a subway

Down in a subway

2007 A tram waits outside the Natural History museum

A tram waits outside the Natural History museum

2007 A car park somewhere

A car park somewhere

2007 We once more wander around the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan

We once more wander around the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan

2007 Don't exit if you see flames or brains

Don't exit if you see flames or brains

2007 Passengers disembark the Ryanair flight at Stansted

Passengers disembark the Ryanair flight at Stansted

2007 At Stansted baggage claim: people wait as a lonely bag goes around and around

At Stansted baggage claim: people wait as a lonely bag goes around and around

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Nosher helps get a car out from an ice trap