Tea in Stockholm 2: Oh deer

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

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.

Map of the area

Looks promising. At least it contains the corner that is not on my free paper map.

Elephants?

Elephants?

Camels

Camels?

Circus

Ah, circus is in town

View

Great view

Ladugårdsgärde

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

View with a tower

Horse

A horse, a horse, someone else his kingdom for a horse

Kaknästornet

 

Kaknästornet

Kaknästornet

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.

Caterpillar

On a walk to, crossing a dangerous place

A burial ground in the middle of the woods.

A burial ground in the middle of the woods.

Picknick place

A great place for a picknick (and notice that my flask tops Kaknästornet).

Snail

And I’m not the only one thinking that

Path

Path through the woods

and the coast is reached

and the coast is reached

Djurgården

 

The bridge to Djurgården

The bridge to Djurgården

View

Nice view

View

Nice place for a boat trip

Statue

Inspiring statue

Town

The other side

Custom house

Custom house from 1729. In use till 1881 to inspect Swedish ships.

View

Far view on Stockholm town

Zoom

Zooming in

A nice place to live

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.

Place

Nice place for a cuppa

Windmill

A windmill

Flowers

Flowers

Statue

Shoot

View on Tivoli

View on Tivoli

Moving on.

 

Line 7N

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

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.

Old Stockholm

View on old Stockholm

Nice

Nice

Another dream house

Another dream house

House

And again another one

At this end of the park there are several museums.

Biomuseum

Biological museum

Nordiska museum

Nordiska museum, behind this lies the famous Vasa of which I might speak in another post

Entrance

The entrance to Djurgården

View

Great view from the bridge

Fountain

A short trip into Östermalm for a bite

Nordiska museum

Again the Nordiska museum

View

A different angle from the bridge

Bredablick

That tower is called Bredablick and part of Skansen. I doubt however if you can see Breda from there. Although Rosendal is nearby.

Skansen restaurant

A Skansen restaurant. An old entrance?

House

Another nice place

Rosendals Slott

Rosendals Slott

Art

Art, a lot of those are standing here

Deer

Whose crop is (s)he eating?

Statue

Statue

Deer

Another deer living freely in this park. One of 6 I met that day

View of bridge

Leaving Djurgården and entering Ladugårdsgärde again

Place to sell drinks

A nice place for tea

Bredablick by night

Bredablick by night

Kaknästornet by night

Kaknästornet by night

Circus by night

Back at the circus and the hotel

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