Yesterday afternoon I arrived at Renny's
leisure home in Mariestad. It's a 4,5 - 5 hours drive from Oslo. The weather and driving conditions were perfect. Here are 13 photos from the first 2x13 hours there. PS. Do not hesitate to click to enlarge the Photo(s) of your choice. You may find some hidden Viking Treasures
1-Sunset as seen from the Livingroom Window
2-Diane has received some Fun Mail
3-Renny too did receive some pleasant mail
4-Next Day, we went for a walk (both our Cars were undergoing some necessary "treatments" at our "CarVets" - LOL) - it ended up with 90 minutes, on concrete. Before we picked up the first Car. Then Picked up the shopping Lady Diane. And then the second Car. Both Cars are no declared healthy and safe to drive.
5-See these stones? They are placed in a certain manner. So what is it? They are reminicences from an old Viking "Thingur". A what? It was here that all disputes were judged and the Viking Chiefs or Local Kings discussed their matters. About 1000 years ago. At least.
7-Where the river Tida meets Lake Vänern, the largest lake in the Nordics (and 3rd largest in Europe).
8-View up the river Tida with the old Bridge that leads to downtown Mariestad.
9-Easter Flowers at the Flower Market. See, they are yellow. Why is yellow the Colour of Easter in the North? Go here for an unbelievable computer translation.
I simply fell off the Chair and Renny allmost called for an Ambulance.
10-Springflowers at the Flower Market
11-Stadshotellet - meaning Hotel City - every Swedish Town with selfrespect do have it's own Stadshotel
12- Street Kitchen. These are typical in Sweden- Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Kebabs, Icecream and all sorts of sweets
13- Sculpture at the New Market. It's called Vänernskeppet - The Vänern Ship.
You can find RennyBA's post from and about Mariestad here