Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ABBA and Dala

The next two days in Stockholm:

 Day 2:
The second day we went for coffee at the Espresso house and then just wandered the old town which is called Gamla Stan. This area is a must see if you visit Stockholm because of its charming narrow passageways, organic restaurants and bakeries and the unique one of a kind shops. In this area you do still have the standard tourist shops where postcards and Viking ships can be bought but there is elegance in each building that you definitely do not have in Canada. In this area is also one of the most beautiful churches and the palace.
Hanging out with  statue!

One of the really old narrow streets!

In front of the palace.

Inside part of the palace,

Day 3:
Outside the ABBA museum

The third day our first stop was the ABBA store which is located in the ABBA museum. My parents fell in love with the move ‘Mama Mia’ so I was instantly excited because I remember watching that movie more than once and whenever I would drive their van I would crank up the ‘mama mia’ soundtrack.  ABBA is from Sweden and they made their big breakthrough after winning Eurovision which is a famous music contest in Europe. We had actually never heard of Eurovision until we found out that Eurovision was taking place in Copenhagen when we were living there.

Meet Abba....
We were lucky to meet ABBA!!!!
Next we went to the Stockholm's outdoor museum. It was very similar to the museum we went to in Arhus, Denmark. We spent the rest of the day looking at old Swedish buildings and farmstead from the early 1900s, checking out the Nordic animals and hanging out in the beautiful park. 
One of the many different types of houses they had on display. We spotted it as a great place for the
ACE family to live.

Some reindeer!

The ACE family on the famous Dala horse. These are really popular Swedish horses that have become a Swedish trademark. They initially were made in the 1700s as toys for children. They were carved and sold in Dalarna. They have become an iconic symbol of Sweden.  
Etta on her own little horse!

Etta loving the little horse!

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