The first two days that we were in Sweden we spent in Uppsala, a small college town a few hours north of Stockholm. Here are a few of our adventures.
Walking along the river in Uppsala.
Our visit to Sweden was filled with beautiful bridges and Uppsala was no exception.
Lighting candles for those who are always in our hearts.
Fall does not exist in Mallorca, but I felt right at home walking the path to the church.
Old Uppsala was once the seat of the catholic church in this part of Sweden. This is the church which was built when the cathedral burned and was moved to new Uppsala.
From the top of the wall you could see both old and new Uppsala.
The five burial mounds stood tall in the relatively flat landscape.
Look at how far north we were!
In Galam Uppsala there were ancient Viking burial mounds. This is the replica diagram of the time of the Vikings in Sweden.
The second half of our bike ride took us north of Uppsala and north of Galam Uppsala (Old Uppsala). We turned around when we found these cows.
The ground was wet on either side. The puddles reflected the fall leaves beautifully.
The moss on the birch trees reminded me of home.
The path ended at a small educational space at the beginning of the wetlands at the norther end of the viking lake.
I just think moss of every kind is beautiful.
The field was wet, especially when we had to walk on stepping stones at the farmer’s crossing.
Where the path would eventually take us we did not know, but the walk was beautiful.
Eventually we could take our bikes no further and had to walk.
At first we biked south along the river. The river was to our right and this was to our left.
9. Our second day in Uppsala we went for a bike ride.
This sort of sums up our nights and our Halloween costumes from Sweden. My costume was those great pumpkin earrings, Isabelle was a solar system. By the end of the night she had lost her mask and I had lost an earring.
These gentlemen get points for some of the best costumes of the evening. They were wrapped from head to toe in TP and looked like two quite dashing mummies.
The buildings were not only lit up for Haloween, they changed colors too.
Ghosts risen for the Halloween festivities.
Dinner, hostel style.
Delicious local beer.
There was a beautiful river running through the center of Uppsala. It’s surface was as smooth as glass and begged to be photographed.
River reflections. This same river flows through Stockholm, though it is far less glass like as it passes through the Venice of Scandinavia.
A grand and imposing church which could be seen throughout most of the city.
The sole remaining portion of the original Castle of Uppsala. Near these ruins is the french inspired “castle” which replaced it.
Like every good castle, it was on a hill and this was the amazing view.
Yes that is a giant cat. Yes my friend is riding it.
Our first sunset in Sweden did not disappoint, though it was surprising when it was dark at 5.