Tag Archives: Sweden

Falu-red colour

Falu red – a color we love ❤️ & it’s never as current as during the summer with all the red cottages suddenly in focus. The Sweden we know today has a lot to thank Falu Mines for. Copper was mined there for over a thousand years before the mine closed. That’s where Falu Red color was born, the color that’s become a hallmark for Sweden.

The history of the red color begins in the 16th century when the Swedish king wanted the roof of his castle to be made of copper, as in the really large castles in Europe. But copper for an entire castle roof was too expensive, so the solution was to dye the roof with red paint made from pigments from Falu Mine – which almost looked like copper.

In the early 18th century, the red color continued to be very exclusive, having a red-painted house was a status symbol. It was therefore common for the side of the house facing the road to be painted red, so the houses along the entire main street were red, while the alleys & walls towards the courtyards were left colourless.

There’s no other country where the color of a house ties the population together as this red color ties Sweden & Swedes together. Most people here has a relationship with some kind of red cabin today, centuries later.

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Mums mums

Sweet, soft & fluffy chocolate covered marshmallows. In Sweden, they were commonly called ”mums mums” when I grew up. Delicious, no matter what they’re called.

Credit: jernejkitchen

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Villa Italienborg

Villa Italienborg is a house in Mölle, in the municipality of Höganäs / Sweden. It was built in 1909-10 in an imaginative Italian style. The facade is lined with white & red eternite tiles in a checkered pattern.

The house was built by a scrap dealer, who quickly sold it to a tailor, whose family came to own the villa throughout the 20th century.

Occasionally, room leasing & cafes were conducted in the house. The house was renovated during the year 2005 with the replacement of damaged timber as well as installation of sheet metal over sills to prevent water ingress.

Villa Italienborg building heritage was declared by the County of Skåne on March 8, 2002.

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National Day

Two historical events were crucial to our country & hence the celebration of Sweden’s National Day.
June 6, 1523 Gustav Vasa is elected king of Sweden. Sweden then broke out of the Kalmar Union with Denmark & ​​Norway & became an independent country with its own king & a new royal dynasty – the Vaasa family.
June 6, 1809, Parliament wrote under the form of government that laid the foundation for modern Sweden & the foundations of our state, which paved the way for the democracy Sweden is known for today.

National Day is also a secular holiday. Which makes it possible for everyone, regardless of belief, to wind up around National Day.
It strengthens the image of a country based on shared values ​​& democracy – important pillars of our development. We also celebrate our fantastic nature with the universal right, the long period of peace & freedom, the modern industry, our cultural heritage & architecture.

In the spring of 1893 the first spring party was held at Skansen in Stockholm – the party got its end on June 6 with a big flag party. Flag Day 1983 became our official national day & from 2005 also national holiday.

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden – known as one of the most inclusive & welcoming cities in the world. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea.The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. Outside the city to the east & along the coast, is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago.

This is an image viewing Sodermalm, one of the most densely populated areas in Scandinavia. It’s a residential district in Stockholm’s archipelago that boasts some attractive architectural sights & offers a window into the life of Stockholm.

Credit: @lykelig

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