As I said before in a previous post: What better way to unwind from a great but energy consuming gathering than a long walk. So tea in flask and out I went. From my hotel I just have to cross the street to reach the fields of Ladugårdsgärde so that is where I start.
Gärdet and an excercise field in front. As good a place to start as any.
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First I need a more detailed map.
Looks promising. At least it contains the corner that is not on my free paper map.
Ah, circus is in town
Ladugårdsgärde was originally the field where the cows of the royal cowshed were grazing. After 1670 it was part of the royal deer park of Djurgården. From around 1700 the park was used as a military exercise field. Similar to what sporters do today. The military exercises, parades, field manoeuvres and troop inspections were hold here till the 1940s. Since 1890 the area was also used for May Day demonstrations. Since 1931 large parts of the area has been filled with buildings.
View with a tower
A horse, a horse, someone else his kingdom for a horse
This television-tower is 155 meters high (170 meters with antenna) and was finishes in 1967. In those days it was the tallest building in Scandinavia. Of course I could have gone up there, the menu of the restaurant that is up there looks good and that restaurant must have an amazing view. It was however to early for lunch and my legs wanted to move. So perhaps another time. Now I go to move through the woods.
On a walk to, crossing a dangerous place
A burial ground in the middle of the woods.
A great place for a picknick (and notice that my flask tops Kaknästornet).
And I’m not the only one thinking that
Path through the woods
and the coast is reached
The bridge to Djurgården
Nice place for a boat trip
The other side
Custom house from 1729. In use till 1881 to inspect Swedish ships.
Far view on Stockholm town
A nice place to live
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
Prince Eugene got this area around 1900 and used it to store his collection of art. Besides of the interesting old buildings he added a few new buildings. Thereby creating an interesting park filled with art. He seemed to have been a not so bad landscape painter himself.
Nice place for a cuppa
View on Tivoli
Line 7N. On this line old trams are used. They are restorated and maintained for tourists. I have been on several models. The line runs between Djurgården and the new centre of Stockholm.
Skansen is a historical open air museum in Djurgården. Buildings and other items are brought from everywhere in Sweden to show people live in gone ages. Unfortunately I did not have time to visit this attraction.
View on old Stockholm
Another dream house
And again another one
At this end of the park there are several museums.
Nordiska museum, behind this lies the famous Vasa of which I might speak in another post
The entrance to Djurgården
Great view from the bridge
A short trip into Östermalm for a bite
Again the Nordiska museum
A different angle from the bridge
That tower is called Bredablick and part of Skansen. I doubt however if you can see Breda from there. Although Rosendal is nearby.
A Skansen restaurant. An old entrance?
Another nice place
Art, a lot of those are standing here
Whose crop is (s)he eating?
Another deer living freely in this park. One of 6 I met that day
Leaving Djurgården and entering Ladugårdsgärde again
A nice place for tea
Bredablick by night
Kaknästornet by night
Back at the circus and the hotel
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