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08/08/2015

Postcards #5: Vättern, Sweden






From the beautiful gardens of Uppsala, we continued our journey towards the south. Our route followed the shore of Lake Vättern and the landscape was varied and beautiful.

Vättern is the second largest lake (by surface area) in Sweden and the fifth largest lake in Europe. It's more than 100 km long and, according to Wikipedia, its deepest known point is 128 meters.


















It was already becoming late. Fortunately we found a very nice small hotel in  the town of Gränna - the famous city of polkagrisar, Swedish candy sticks, invented in 1859.

This was the view from our hotel room window:










In the morning the weather was still cloudy...






... but it soon became better...






... and we happily arrived to Lund, where the houses along the streets looked like this... :)






Have a lovely weekend!


14 comments:

  1. Hi Sara! Pictures are beautiful as usual. And it looks like you had a REALLY nice trip to Sweden.

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  2. Hello, lovely images from your trip! The flowers are gorgeous. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. What lovely images of your vacation trip. That's a very big lake, I wonder if it has any good fish? As always, the flowers are beautiful, especially those hollyhocks....

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  4. Those hollyhocks look lovely, I have a pink one in the middle of my soft fruit bed in a similar shade x

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  5. Thanks for sharing this part of your trip we us. Great photos of this lovely place. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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    1. Absolutely beautiful spot to spend precious time....every scene a delight with ladybells and holly hocks, lake vistas and gorgeous rooftops....I needed this shot of bliss....thanks for catching that typo!

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  7. Ihanan idyllisen näköistä seutua! Näiden sun kuvien jälkeen on ehkä pakko päästä joskus lomailemaan eteläiseen Ruotsiin. Joko kohta ollaan matkalla Tanskaan? :)

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  8. It looks lovely there and a pretty drive. The house with the hollyhocks is so pretty! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Very nice scenery. Seems to be a lovely place for holiday. Have a nice weekend!

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  10. Hello Sara,
    Even on holiday you do not deny your flowersheart !
    Beautiful pictures!
    Enjoy still just fine by!

    Love, Gerry

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  11. Oh, what a lovely place! The flowers are stunning and the rolling hills are simply beautiful.

    Love and hugs to you!

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  12. Beautiful Campanula latifolia and hollyhock Sara!
    Have a nice time!

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  13. Kuinka hienot ovat kuvasi ja tuo Hotellinne ikkunasta on näköala kuin Porvoosta:) Salkoruusut kukkivat kauniisti helein sävyin talon edustalla. Kaunista!
    Oikein leppoisaa Sunnuntaipäivän jatkoa Sinulle Sara!

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