Photos from Sweden (Svealand)


The word for Sweden in Swedish, Sverige, comes from 'Svea Rike', the kingdom of the Svear, a North-Germanic tribe based in the region around Uppsala (still called today Svealand). Their religious center and political centre was in today's Gamla Uppsala, whose archeological heritage testifies from these ancient times. As the influence of the Svear grew over the centuries, their land slowly evolved into the modern Swedish nation.

See also the photos from northern Sweden (Norrland).

uppsala castle

Uppsala castle
(see more castles pictures)

 

Uppsala river

Along the river near Uppsala

 

Uppsala cathedral

Uppsala cathedral

 

swedish red house

Little red house in the snow near Uppsala

 

typical traditional swedish house

Another example of traditional wooden house in the snow near Uppsala

 

uppsala ekoln frozen winter

Lake Ekoln (northern end of Lake Mälaren) frozen in winter, near Uppsala

 

archipelago stockholm

The Archipelago just outside Stockholm

 

traditional swedish house

Can it be more swedish ?
(who said "... what about the surströmming..." .. ?..)

 

uppsala countryside

Dark clouds over a sunlit field near Uppsala

 

snow sunset

Sunset light on snow with trees shadows

 

sunset snow

Sunset colours  on a snow field

 

swedish sunset

Sunset from my flat, one evening...

 

svenska hus

House and trees in the swedish autumn...

 

walpurgis uppsala river race

Valborg or Walpurgis (30th April) in Uppsala :
students build some rafts and race down the Fyris river
(see more celebrations from around the world here)

 

ice flowers

Frost on stigs

 

snowy footpath

Forest footpath  

 

gripsholm castle

Gripsholm castle
(see more castles pictures)

 

Forsmark

Forsmark

 

Forsmark

Forsmark

 

gamla stan

Stockholm : the old town (Gamla Stan)

 

Stocka

Stocka

 

Osthammar

Osthammar

 

sweden lake falun

Quiet lake in the Falun area

 

falun

Falun mining town, where the red paint, based on a copper residue, comes from.

 

 
 

 


 

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