Issadissa´s Guide to Stockholm

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Beginning of March – will there ever be something like Spring?

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Even though it was a grey day yesterday, my spirits lifted on the huge terrace of Millesgården. Millesgården is the only real sight on Lidingö, the part of Stockholm that I live in, except of course tons of trees, miles of shoreline and a massive amount of fresh air.

Carl Milles was an artist, a sculptor. He donated his home which also was his atelier for the purpose of becoming a museum, a memorial. And it really is. On the terrace overlooking a not so pretty commercial port there are many of his sculptures and statues. Like the one in the photo – ”The Hand of God”. Carl Milles wasn’t a subtle guy, he liked his art works monumental and symbolically easy to understanda.

Nowadays, the sculpture garden, the atelier and the home have been made complete as a tourist magnet with a newlybuilt exhibition hall, a really good café and of course, a gift shop. Which is good. As well. Nothing flimsy or sloppy about Millesgården. Quality everywhere.

So far in October

The weather in Stockholm has been remarkable in September and so far in October. More like summer than autumn.

I’ve spent one glorious Monday night in Södermalm around Mariatorget, having dinner at Kalf & Hansen (ecological, locally produced, tasty-tasty fast food), icecream at Stikkinikki (I had the very Swedish flavours of messmör and salty licorice) and then went to Folkoperan to see, hear and experience ”Satyagraha”.

An afternoon was spent in konditori Chic with Swedish filled pastries and coffee in many small cups.

Then I went to Skansen a sunny Sunday with clear sky and bright sunshine.

And many days have been spent in the Archipelago. I have much to tell and many photos. I’ll keep you posted!