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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sunny Adventures In Stockholm

Happily, for our second day in Sweden, the last day of our trip, we had totally blue skies. In the morning we first visited the Town Hall, a wonderful building completed in 1929. It is most famous for hosting the presentation ceremony of the Nobel Prizes. When we finished that tour, we took a taxi to the nearby island of Lidingo in the archipelago to visit the beautiful "Milles Garden," house and sculpture gardens. Carl Milles made the playful angel statues that adorn Kelly Drive in Philadelphia. His house, studio and vast gardens include a great wealth of his works. His Swedish house was donated and opened to the public in the 1930s, when Milles and his wife Olga were living in the US. We also had lunch at this special museum. Then we took another taxi to the Ericsson Globe, to ascend the "Sky View" cable car that is installed on the outside of this unusual sports arena. At over 150 meters in height, views of the city and surroundings were spectacular on such a beautiful day. After we returned to our hotel, Dan walked over to visit the Royal Palace, including State Apartments, the foundations of the 13th century castle (predecessor of today's palace,) and the Royal Treasury. - Dan

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