The Stockholm Metro – 110 km of Art and a Ghost Train

              Stockholms Tunnelbana, The Tube in Stockholm is the worlds longest Art Exhibition, 110 km of Art at 90  of the 100 Tube Stations . http://www2.sl.se/kultur/konstflash/tom.htm In English: http://sl.se/en/Visitor/Art-guide/Art-and-architecture/ To add to excitement, take a trip with The Ghost Train"Silverpilen"  (* The Silver-Arrow). The urban myth;When you board the train at night and the doors shut, you'll never leave. Ooh, spooky! Think...

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Vasa vs Titanic – Disastrous Maiden Voyages 1628 vs 2012

            Pride comes before a fall.  Sail vs Steam and 284 years between the sinking of RMS Titanic vs The Vasa Ship, both on their maiden voyages. Salut and glory! The Swedish battleship Vasa went to the bottom, fully rigged and gun ports opened on her maiden voyage, just after 1300 m in Stockholm. The Vasa Ship was sleeping in the mud during 333...

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Oh So Swedish wish you a Happy Easter – Glad Påsk!

                  Wish you all a very Happy Easter & *Glad Påsk (Swedish). Maundy Thursday (* Swedish: Skärtorsdag) and traditional Easter Witches' Broom Stick Ride to Blåkulla. Departure in the dusk and kids dressed like Easter Witches can been seen everywhere in Sweden.  See photo top right, of me (right on picture) and friend as Påskkärringar (EasterWithces), Trollvägen, late 1950's. * read more on:...

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Swedish Fika & Wallander Blue Police Princess Cake

Why not treat your self to a Swedish *Fika Paus  (*a coffee with cake or sandwich) at Fridolfs Konditori - Ystad, like Kurt Wallander? A fika with Pickled Herring & Egg or try the "Blue Princess Police Cake" *Swedish; Prinsess Bakelse/Tårta*, normally light green with a pink rose.  Plus the local paper Ystad Allehanda, of course.   Links: /In the...

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You name it! – Eva & Swedish Names and Statistics

Wow, I'm not the only Eva, just one of the 191 582 Evas in Sweden plus 3 men with the name Eva!! Originates from Hebrew *Chawa/ Hava (Arabic) and means First Mother *Swedish =urmoder) and Life. In Sweden Eva is common as a double name combination; Eva-Lisa, Eva- Karin, Eva-Britt etc or as a second name. One famous Eva was...

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