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Postcards #2: Uppsala, Sweden

Arrived to Sweden early on Sunday morning, we then drove on tranquil countryside roads to Uppsala.

This lovely city (with a population of ca. 140,000 inhabitants) is the site of the oldest university in Scandinavia. University Hall (below), the current main building, was completed in 1887. It's situated in University Park close to Uppsala Cathedral.

Carl Linnaeus (1707–78), the favourite scholar of us all, lived and taught here for many years. In 1750, he became rector of Uppsala University. His former home and garden were one of our main destinations during this travel...

The cathedral was built between 1270 and 1435. It's the biggest and tallest church in the Nordic countries and the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala, the Primate of Sweden.

We loved our stay in Uppsala. In the next post, you can visit the University of Uppsala Botanical Garden with us. :)


  1. What a wonderful post. Great photos. I really enjoyed this. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  2. Thanks for taking me along. I love the architecture and the ambiance you've shown.

  3. Lovely scenes! Wonderful images from your trip! Enjoy your new week ahead!

  4. Wonderful architecture of the old buildings and I am looking forward to seeing the botanical gardens.

  5. Hi, Sara!
    It's very interesting tour along Uppsala. I love Stockholm too and have been to Stockholm Botanic gardens. Therefore am waiting for your photos of Uppsala Botanic garden.
    Have a nice week!

  6. Nice pictures of Uppsala and wonderful architecture, am looking forward to the Botanic Garden.

  7. Thank you for taking us the Uppsala tour Sara! I did enjoy a lot ♥

  8. Olen 50-luvun lopulla asunut Ruotsissa, mutta en matkustellut siellä koskaan. Viehättäviä paikkoja, tulee ikään kuin minimatka katsojallekin näin. Kiitos. Minä olen todella tollahtanut paikalleni, ei postauksia, ei mitään - sade ryökäle pilasi kaiken -- ärrrrrr...

  9. Such lovely photos - I especially love the florals.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/orchids-variety-in-bloom.html

  10. Uppsala is a beautiful town, love all the flowers.

  11. Oh what a lovely visit. It's a very interesting place :-)
    Someday I would love to visit Sweden. I have a friend from there and she post super lovely photographs. I love your post too, It made me see a new place even if I can't be there in person :-)


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