Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sweden is a Beautiful Country

Sweden is such a beautiful country.  If you love nature and being outdoors, then you will love it here.  There's so much water here; so many lakes, rivers and streams.  And the water is so clear.  There isn't as much pollution here.  There are flowers and trees everywhere.  Even in the middle of cities.  The following photos were all taken by my Mother-In-Law Veronika Westman. 


This is the view of Trollhättan from across the canal.  Trollhättan is also known as "Little Hollywood" because there is a movie studio here and many movies have been made in the area.  I love the way the buildings and tree reflect on the water.  It's so beautiful.



The two photos above were taken at a lake up on the mountain called Hunneberg.  Hunneberg is located a just east of Trollhättan at the tip of Lake Vänern (which is the largest lake in Sweden).  Hunneberg, along with its sister mountain Halleberg, is a popular visiting place for tourists and locals alike.  There is a cafe, a moose museum and tons of walking/hiking trails.  And the flora and fauna found there is quite unique for Sweden.  I have heard it said that every variety of tree, flower and other plants that can be found growing naturally in Sweden can be found growing on Hunneberg.   


This is one of the many foot bridges that can be found along the walking trails throughout Trollhättan.


This waterfall is on Hunneberg.  Below is a photo overlooking Lake Vänern.  It is a lake, but standing at the edge looking out across the water feels like you are staring at the ocean. 


There's history everywhere you look.  Like this circle of runestones pictured below.  They stand in a circle and have runes carved into them.  You can see them from the road as you leave Hunneberg.  I've heard it called a Judges Circle with the claim that in ancient times they gathered there to make important decisions.  But the leading theory is that it is a burial mound.


There are old churches throughout Sweden.  I need to get some photos of more of them, but here are a few Churches from this general area.  Most of them are just a short drive away from Trollhättan.  These churches are beautiful inside as well.  I wish I had some interior photos to share with you.  Many of these churches were built as long ago as the 1300's. 





I will share a few more photos from time to time.  There are so many beautiful old buildings here.    If you ever get a chance to visit Sweden, I highly recommend it!

10 comments:

  1. These are such stunning photos! I have always wanted to visit Sweden. The photos of the churches are so beautiful. I can't wait to visit some day.

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    1. I love old churches and there are so many here!

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  2. Sweden is such a gorgeous country. SO much to do and see there.

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    1. Yes there is! When I first got here, I was really amazed at how much nature there is in the middle of the cities!

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  3. Sweden is in my bucket list and I hope I can visit it soon. The reflection of building in the water is amazing and old churches are bonus.

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    1. That is one of my favorite photos as well!

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  4. I'd love to visit Sweden. Old churches are one of my favorite tourist attractions. I'd also love to see all this beautiful water in person.

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    1. There are old churches all over around here. Most are still in use, but there are also some that are in ruins. There are also a lot of castles and castle/fortress ruins.

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  5. Sweden seriously looks like such a beautiful place especially all of the old churches! I would love to visit here someday with my hubby :)

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