Category Sweden

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Scandinavian Color: The Houses of Visby

Photographs of the colorful cottages of a medieval walled city in the Baltic Sea.

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Visby: The Floating City

Traipsing through the medieval city of Visby during Sweden’s annual political convention reveals something about the soul of the country.

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Cave Art of the Stockholm Metro

Stockholm has one of the most spectacular subway systems in the world, the T-Bana, which is quite saying something when you consider the marble palaces of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the concrete cathedrals of Washington, and the archaeological ruins of Athens and Mexico City. The system is billed as the longest art gallery in the […]

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How to Eat a Hamburger in Sweden

The first meal we had in Stockholm – no, not at Ikea – was Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberries. The second was Max at T-Centralen. Founded in Northern Sweden in the late 1960s, Max is Sweden’s answer to McDonald’s. The name even sounds suspiciously similar. The chain hasn’t spread much beyond Sweden, with […]

IKEA by night.

IKEA (Market) Hacking

Sometimes you find more at an IKEA than an Expedit bookshelf. Sometimes you find the food. IKEA is many things to many people. It’s a place to mark life events: welcoming baby with a sniglar or a hensvik, sending her off to college with best friends lack and billy, finding low-cost accoutrements for baby’s first […]