Swedish Heritage Sunday: Falun Mining Area

Falun mining area... sounds a bit gloomy, doesn't it? Imagine working 67 metres underground all day, crawling through dark, narrow passageways, soot in the face, and simple living conditions, to say the least. Yes, there is indeed that. Or rather, was. Falun copper mine closed [...]

2017-11-01T22:18:21+01:002 February 2014|Road trips, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|

Swedish Heritage Sunday: Tanum rock carvings

Rock carvings are prolific in Scandinavia. Our prehistoric forebears must have been particularly eager to express themselves. You'll find them everyhwhere, and often very well preserved. In fact, there's a large moose carving not far from my home, next to a playground. But two of [...]

Swedish Heritage Sunday: Hovgården

In the west, the word Viking usually brings to mind Norsemen heading west and leaving their marks on Ireland and England, such as the city of York, once known as Jorvik, a very Norwegian name indeed. They colonised Iceland and Greenland, and were even the [...]

2015-04-12T12:10:00+01:0019 January 2014|Road trips, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|

Swedish Heritage Sunday: Engelsberg Ironworks

Continuing my UNESCO road trip in Sweden last August, here's one heritage site I had never heard of until the day before I was there. Love that. Engelsberg Ironworks, or Engelsberg Bruk in Swedish, is one of the industrial heritage sites. Unlike Røros in Norway, [...]

2015-04-12T12:12:25+01:0012 January 2014|Road trips, Sweden, UNESCO World Heritage|

Swedish Heritage Sunday: Drottningholm Palace

During the holidays in August, I had time to kill while Cat was off on one of her many riding camps. What better than to indulge in yet another solo road trip? Travelling is so easy in summer. There I was, driving along, and before [...]

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