Thursday, March 20, 2008

2x13 hours in Mariestad

TORsday Thirteen March 20 - 2008
- Pictures and some Facts from Mariestad, Sweden.

Yesterday afternoon I arrived at Renny's and Diane'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.

6-Mariestad Cathedral. It's really dominating over the old town.

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

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14 Comments:

Anonymous RennyBA said...

You see, I was wandering why you went crazy with your camera when we had our walk down town today - now I see why :lol:

Great post - good to have you here with us - thanks for the link love!

March 20, 2008 8:56 pm  
Blogger Nabeel said...

I like this sculpture .. very interesting. Hoe you had a sharper picture though.

March 20, 2008 10:28 pm  
Anonymous DianeCA said...

Great pictures....all of it seems vaguely familiar....hehehe..oh yeah I was there! Glad you could join us!!

March 20, 2008 10:47 pm  
Blogger lime said...

looks like you are having a good time in spite of the car troubles. the thingur fascinated me. i can just imagine the ancient vikings calling their assembly to order.

March 20, 2008 11:15 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

How wonderful! Seeing these places and the pictures of dear friends!

March 21, 2008 2:09 am  
Blogger Teena said...

Looks like a fun visit!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ... I guessed who you were sitting next to! Ha!

March 21, 2008 2:39 am  
Blogger Ashley Ladd said...

Great pictures. I've never seen Sweden before and it's beautiful. I hope to visit one day. Thanks for the glimpse.

March 21, 2008 4:21 am  
Blogger missus.mint said...

Thank you for the comments! IThese photos are great. I especially like the stones...they say something!

March 21, 2008 6:15 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

How nice being all together ! Have fun and Happy Easter !

March 21, 2008 4:23 pm  
Anonymous Sanni said...

Oh, I love personal T13s... especially when fellow Cyber Cruiser are posting =)

Thanks for sharing your photos!

Oh, before I forget: Tag! You´re it!

March 21, 2008 5:28 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Nice to see how you had good time all together in Mariestad.
Mariedstad seems to be a very pleasant town! Lot of yellow colours in your heart, good laugh and happy easter!

March 22, 2008 10:02 am  
Anonymous Anna said...

Vad trevligt att få norskt besök hos lilla mig. Vi har släktingar i Norge så vi älskar ditt land. Jag ser att du varit på Flower Market. Ja torgdagar med blommor är så härligt. Ha en forsatt god helg. :D

March 23, 2008 10:02 am  
OpenID A. said...

Commenting so that I will be the thriteenth comment on the Thursday Thirteen :)

A very interesting post. I've never seen daffodils sold like that - in a tray.

March 23, 2008 9:06 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

Nothing beats sharing this wonderful time with friends :D

March 25, 2008 1:20 am  

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