Beautiful proto-summer, birdsong and wood anemones (vitsippor, Anemone nemorosa), I drove north of Stockholm to the 18/19th century playgrounds of the obscene (-ly) rich.
Here are a few highlights of what I encountered, places I would most likely never have reached if it hadn't been for geocaching.
- The private burial site of the descendants of Per Henrik Ling, father of Swedish gymnastics.
- The grave of Joseph Martin Kraus, "the Swedish Mozart".
- A 1940s anti-aircraft battery from which a German courier plane was once allegedly shot down.
- A restored English park.
- A defunct railway bridge.
- A mock-Gothic Arts & Crafts brick tower.
- A beech wood.
- Two polychrome statues of Moorish fishermen, dressed only in brightly striped shorts, facing each other on either side of a stream.
All of this and still back home at eleven. I guess there's a reason I logged my 250th cache today!
[More blog entries about May, geocaching, Sweden; maj, geocaching, Stockholm.]