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Another castle,swedens funny history and a walk in the snow.

snow -1 °C


Today Bron and I went to see the royal palace. This is beautiful ! beats the palace the dannish royals live in hands down. It was rebuilt in the 1700's as the old castle burnt down ( well most of it did) and it was estimated it would take 6 years to rebuild however it took 60!.
Bron and I saw another changing of the guard, these poor guys ( and three girls) don't have the nice warm furry hats the dannish guards have. It was quite chilly today.
We saw through some of the royal apartments in a few weeks all of these will be closed off to public as they have the nobel dinner. Inside was amazing however we weren't allowed to take photos, mores the pity. Alot of the art work was amazing.
The swedes have an interesting tale in their history. 200 years ago the russian's took finland from the swedes. Well all of sweden thought this was their kings fault so they kicked him out! however they still had the problem of russia so they asked a french general for help.... well he was to give them more then help he became king and conquered norway. Its amazing though that you can kick out a king and replace him with a french soldier! Its like who cares about history and being swedish! Anyways the royal family are decended from this french soldier I just thought it was all rather funny.
We had a look at some more crown jewels some of the crowns we saw today were so beautiful. There were some really cute little prince and princess ones also.
after the palace bron and I looked through some shops in the old town, bought some food to cook for dinner and headed back to the hostel.
Later though we looked outside and it was snowing again! ( today was a beautiful sunny day here) so we donned our scarves, gloves , beanies and jackets and went out walking in the snow. Its heavier then the other night.
tomorrow my main mission is to find a place to download the photos i have on my camera as our contiki tour starts soon and will have a whole lot more! head to london on sunday.

Posted by shanmoore 12:44 Archived in Sweden

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