The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Scandinavian Saturday

Scandinavian Saturday

Scandinavian Saturday -

As many people enjoyed my Scandinavian photos from yesterday, I thought I would post of few of Stockholm Sweden from earlier in that trip.  We absolutely loved The Old Town (Gamla stan) where you never knew what you might come across . . .

Carving a Dahl Horse

This gentleman was carving Dahl Horses in front of his shop--you know the really cool [usually] red horses with beautiful markings on them.

Houses in Stockholm

As I mentioned yesterday - I love the colors used in the architecture in Scandinavia!

Image of Stockholm

As I can't find any reference to this "statue" online under Stockholm, I gather it must have been a temporary exhibit. 

Not so Ugly Duckling

These two make you think of Hans Christian Andersen; well at least when you are in Scandinavia you do!

Smart Car

This was my first experience with a Smart Car--now I see them driving around Cheshire CT!

Balloon over Stockholm

Can you believe this was taken at 10 P.M.? 

P.S. I added the following video because Cindy's comment reminded me of it . . . 

 

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsChris Canfield • February 26 2011 08:50PM

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Hi Chris, some really great photos there. The face and pointing had are statues in the water?? How wild! Being of scandinavian decent, I've always wanted to go visit and someday I will. In the meantime, people like you sharing your photos will do just fine!

Posted by Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) over 7 years ago

Hi Cindy - I hope you get there soon--it is an amazing place, and we want to go back again.  Hope you enjoy the YouTube video that I added after your comment!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris...I love it! Hopefully I won't wait until I'm 60!

Posted by Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, I love these photos and the one taken of the face and hand in the river was very cool!

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris,

What an interesting country! I am sure there is a lot to see and do. I love the pictures and the stories that you shared.

I've always been fascinated with the art of whittling. Did you get to purchase one of those horses? It's not an art form that's very popular here in the U.S. but what a thrill it must have been for you to get to witness that! I like the swans in the canal too. Yes! It does remind me of Hans Christian Anderson. As a child, he was my favorite author. The colors and the architecture of the buildins are quite unusual and nice to see. Did you get to go inside any of them? The art in the water is something worth researching. I checked and couldn't find anything online. I thought about buying a Smart Car a couple of years ago but I quickly dismissed the idea when I discovered my signs wouldn't fit.

Well Chris, I hope you get to go back there again very soon. This is a country I'm not very familiar with and it definitely peaks my interest!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Good morning Chris!

Love the photos...I am always fascinated with craftsman doing their work.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago

What great pictures, Chris. I have never been there so thank you for letting me "armchair" travel or should that be desk-chair? Are you sure the "statue" isn't a body floating there?

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Chris, I bet this trip was fantastic!     I love the photos and hope to visit some day!   THX for sharing!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

Chris--One can certainly tell that you were not in Kansas anymore Toto.  Everything looks so different than what we typically see here in the US.  Like the others, I hope to visit these places some day myself!  They must do daylight savings time?---(hot air balloons)

Posted by Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE) over 7 years ago

Hi Cindy - Please DON'T wait until you are 60. You will love it!

Hi William - Thanks--we thought the hand and face in the river were super cool.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Patricia - Of course we purchased Dahl horses (to add to our collection at home).  You bet we went inside the buildings--anything that would let us in.  Our favorite restaurant was at least 600 years old and we ate in the basement (there were three levels of basement).  I wonder if I can find some photos . . .

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Joshua - We also got to see an artist who worked with spray paints make some of the most incredible artwork--wish I had my Flip back then!

Hi Toni - She was extremely lifelike--perhaps she was a giant--we were in a place where you expect "legends" to come to life after all!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Joan - It was a fantastic trip!  We came home craving cheese (after eating cheese of some sort every day for 15 days), but the cheese here is just not the same!

Hi Pat - It is the land of the midnight sun, after all (we had to use the blackout curtains if we wanted to go to bed at a reasonable hour).  Not quite Kansas.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris,

Three basements? I've never heard of such a thing! Are the buildings built next to the canals? Were they dreary or nice? Growing up in Chicago, we had basements, but back then they were truly basements with sheds and all. The building I grew up in was built in 1910 and I had to help my mother hang our clothes down there during the winter months. Today, many people who live in the suburbs in Chicago have turned the newer homes (from the 1970's and up) into nice family rooms.

I would imagine at least one of the basements in Scandanavia was nice or you wouldn't have eaten there. Your post reminds me of the subways in Chicago and all the shops below the streets. It's like an underground world. Is that what  your experience was like?

Show me your Dahl horses if you can.

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Wow, those are really great pictures!! They make me want to plan a visist right now!

Posted by Karen Canfield (Geek Girl PC, LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Patricia - Yes, you went in on the ground level and then walked down to wherever there was seating.  It was fabuous (we ate their twice it was so great!).  It was not on a canal.  Reminds you of the shops below the streets in Chicago?  What about the shopping mall below the streets in Dallas?!  Most of the Dahl horses are packed, but I will snap a shot of the one in the living room when I get a chance!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Karen - You should--they have the greatest cheeses!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris,  I'm with you, I really like the colors of the buildings and the curves along the sky line, carved by the carvers, maybe!  So many nice things have come out of that country including the Christmas angel chimes with candles, and Saint Lucia with candles on her head...IKEA has so many nice holiday offerings from that part of the world.

Do you have a family connection to that part of the world or just wanted to visit?

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 7 years ago

Hi Gloria - My father's brother's wife is Swedish--that's as close as we get.  When our oldest child graduated from High School, this was the trip of her choosing.  We have our Swedish Christmas Tree, have "celebrated" Saint Lucia, and have NEVER been in an IKEA store.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris,

I really like the first shot - the craftsmen in front of their shops. The other shots are great, too. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Steve - Watching a craftsman at work is always fascinating!!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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