Monday, November 1, 2010


I thought I’d show you Nyköping, where I’m at most of the time. I live in Gothenburg but The Man lives in Nyköping, and I’m sure I’ll be too within a short time. Moving is boring every time but I’m sure it’s worth it.

Nyköping is one of Sweden’s oldest cities. They have found traces of settlers from around 2000 years BC and in the early medieval years, around 1000 years AD it was the capital of many of Sweden’s kingdoms.

In the 13th century, the construction of the Nyköping fortress was begun and the following century it became the strongest fortress in the country.

After 1700, Nyköping became an industrial town, with an important brass industry. Today there are roughly 35,000 people living in central Nyköping and close to 50,000 in the whole municipality.

In Nyköping new and old grow side by side. Tiny fisherman’s cottages from the 18th century line the hill down to the Nyköping Castle where the Nyköping river meets the Baltic sea.

The archipelago in Sörmland is among the most beautiful in the world. It has always been sparsely populated and has many untouched beaches. In the summer and autumn there are boats going out into the archipelago from the harbour of Nyköping. You can also get out into the archipelago by foot at Stendörren.

Wintertime in the Archipelago means total silence and fantastic views of the nature. When the ice is thick and strong. A trip on the ice with special ice skates is absolutely fantastic. If the snow is thick it is fantastic to glide on the ice skates, with a camera ready to try to catch all the impression that comes up after the next corner of an island. The wildlife you will see is white-tailed eagles flying high in the skies and some ravens on the hunt for food. Tracks in the snow will show that foxes and hares moves between the islands and the mainland.

Along route 223, where The Man lives, don't be surprised if you suddenly see clumps of sunflowers rising up out of nowhere along route 223. Here you can buy second hand, buy a new mug, dance up a storm or drink fair-trade espresso. Here lies Ingjald Illråde, king of Ynglingaätten, on Uppsa Kulle. Snorri Sturluson gave an extensive account on the life of Ingjald in the Ynglinga saga which is part of the Heimskringla.

Source: flickr


Have a delightful Monday!

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