I was lucky enough to visit a friend in Sweden, during the fall of 2014. It's extremely beautiful country, with great people. Check my trip out on my guide to Sweden, Sauce's Super Svenska Guide to Sweden - Skol! Next week to I'll post my photos from Stockholm's old city, the Gamla Stan!
Gamla Uppsala is the location of what is believed to have been the most holy temple of Scandinavian paganism, before Christianity ruined the country. Here a large hall was supposed to have stood with shrines to Odin, Thor, Freyr and his sister Freyja. There was also ceremonial holy tree grove, where the ancient Scandinavians were said to sacrifice nine of each animal (including humans) every nine years, in a special kind of blot, a Germanic Pagan sacrificial ritual. It was also the location of the Swedish Things, a sort of democracy practiced by ancient Scandinavians (e.g. Althing in Iceland). Nowadays, it's a peaceful suburban park.
It's quite beautiful:
A popular place for local joggers:
It's free to enter as well:
I scared my wife by saying... go look through that door, to the right:
Scandinavian regions, like North Dakota:
It's a fairly large park, and takes ~ 3 hrs to see everything
Still a pretty red!
Well I hope you enjoyed! Follow me on Facebook as I post more beautiful places to visit! Next week it's to Stockholm's old city, the Gamla Stan!