So by now you all know the truth of my Sweden trip, why I really went, and the big news that I’m moving there permanently at the start of next year (if you don’t, go back and read this post here to find out why). So I figured I should show you some photos from that trip. These are mostly from around the town I will be moving to, and there will be another post or two of photos from this holiday coming up later on. Anyway, enjoy!
This is as you enter town. I love how cute some of these houses look – it’s a style you just don’t really get in Australia.
This cafe was by far one of my favourite places, and we visited it no less than four times in the space of less than 2 weeks (in reality, about 9 days as we were out of town for a few days too). Cute and cosy inside, with a nice courtyard section too.
The old church as you get into town. It’s a few hundred years old, and very pretty inside.
Heading more towards the centre of town. For some reason I don’t have many good photos of the town square, but I suppose it was busy the whole time I was there.
This was part of the reason why the town square was quite busy. And the town in general, actually. Although I must confess, the whole place was much bigger than I had first anticipated, much to my pleasant surprise.
The River Nissan, which runs for about 200km and through the town. There’s an awesome pub which sits on the river called Tillsammans (I probably spelled it wrong) which we went to often, and that building on the left there is the beautiful library! Three stories tall, and with an amazing view!
The Castle! It’s quite small, but pretty cool all the same, a castle is a castle as far as I’m concerned!
A diagram showing the fortifications around the town back when the area was actually Danish, not Swedish, and explaining the ports and gateways into the town.
Zoomed in on the English translation from the previous picture.
The remains of one of the old gates into the town, back from when it was fortified. I like that this is still standing.
A little out of town, this is a Bronze Age burial mound. More information to follow on the next picture.
From a sign at the bottom of the mound.
On the way to the beach, I love that the sand cuts a path through all the trees (though there were several ways to get to the beach).
The beach itself. I am very happy to find that I am moving to a part of Sweden with big sandy beaches (even if they might freeze over half the year) – it has been a part of my life for too long here in Australia. The weather was beautiful this day too – it was our last full day together, and there was definitely magic in the air.
Finally, a picture of us together! The happy couple! What more can I say? This is the girl I’m going to move half way around the world for, and I am so excited about it! Some of you might recognise her – I have linked to her blog in the past, back when she used to post regularly, and she does comment on mine from time to time!
That’s it for now! I hope you enjoyed the photos, and thank you to all of you who commented on my last post – you are all so supportive, and such wonderful, lovely and encouraging people! From both Linnéa and I, thank you, it means the world to us!