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Thursday
Jun122014

STOCKHOLM: A RE-IMAGINATION

As the days get longer and we approach midsummer, it really is an amazing opportunity to spend as much time outdoors as possible. In Stockholm, this is a brilliant time of year, as the sun just takes a short nap each day. With so much daylight and so much to do, Stockholm makes for the perfect activity-packed city-break. More clout for your Krona!

This month, we've decided to focus on some truly unique things about Stockholm. We’d love to take you on a journey to explore Stockholm’s past in a very contemporary way, in this series of ideas that “re-imagines” the city. We hope this inspires you to find out more…

GRETA GARBO AND THE WOODLAND CEMETERY 

The late legendary Hollywood movie star Greta Garbo’s niece spent several years searching for the proper burial place for her aunt. She found it at the Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) in Stockholm.

If you are a true Greta Garbo fan, make sure you take this tour, and follow in the “footsteps of Garbo”.

The Woodland Cemetery is place of sublime beauty and poetry. Created over a period of a quarter century (1915-1940) on about 250 acres of pine-covered boulder ridge under the direction of the famous modernist architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz.

Considered one of the most important works of the modernists, it evokes a Nordic philosophy on nature, life, and death. There are also a number of beautiful chapels and a visitors center. The Woodland Cemetery is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994.

www.skogskyrkogarden.se

THE ABBA MUSEUM BOAT TOUR

Did you know it has been 40 camp years since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo? 

The winner takes it all, so why not try a scenic boat tour from central Stockholm around beautiful Djurgården Island and listen to the story about the Swedish pop sensation ABBA.

The guiding onboard is in the same spirit and storytelling as at ABBA The Museum but in a sightseeing format.

Combine the tour with a visit to ABBA The Museum and you’ll have the ultimate ABBA experience in Stockholm!

To get more info and to buy tickets please visit: www.stromma.se/en/Stockholm/Sightseeing/Sightseeing-by-boat/Abba-Boat-Tour

 

SWEDISH FASHION 2000-2015

Around the turn of the millennium, the creativity of the Swedish fashion scene seemed to explode. The exhibition Swedish Fashion: 2000–2015 at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum in Stockholm explores the rapid aesthetic and conceptual transformation that took place during this eventful period.

What were the dominating silhouettes, colours, materials, techniques and garment cuts? Are there design elements from these years that could be regarded as specifically Swedish? And why does denim play such a prominent role in contemporary Swedish fashion?

The exhibition Swedish Fashion: 2000–2015 fills the entire exhibition space at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum. Visitors can enjoy a large number of unique key garments, sketches, photos and films by and with the fashion designers who changed the scene. Acne Studios, Cheap Monday, Ann-Sofie Back, Lovisa Burfitt, Rodebjer, Whyred, Carin Wester, Sandra Backlund, Helena Hörstedt, Patrik Söderstam, Martin Bergström, Bea Szenfeld, Ida Sjöstedt, Tiger of Sweden, V Ave Shoe Repair, Nakkna, Dagmar, AltewaiSaome and Ida Klamborn are a few of the labels represented in the exhibition.

Swedish Fashion: 2000-2015 charts the triumps, the phenomena and the tendencies that shaped the image of Swedish fashion in the first 15 years of the new millennium. The collection shown is unique and was made possible by the dedication of the Swedish fashion scene.

www.svensktmode20002015.se

HOME FROM HOME

The ultimate re-imagination of Swedish history is a beautiful private house and garden in the center of Stockholm that has been created for people looking for something more personal than the luxury hotel.

With twelve rooms, Ett Hem offers discerning guests comfortable interiors and bedrooms full of summery whiteness of light. Outdoors, the courtyard garden is a room as important as those inside. It’s a secret city wilderness that is the perfect place for summer breakfasts or winding down over a chilled bottle of wine. Staying at Ett Hem is like being a house guest in somebody’s private home. Guests are welcome to do as they please but will be taken care of down to every last detail. Ett Hem is there for you to use as if it were your own house.

www.etthem.se

-ENDS-

The above ideas are excerpts from the fabulous Gay and Lesbian Network blog, with the inside track on what’s hot in Stockholm for LGB people. To find out more, visit gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com or join the Facebook page at Facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm

 

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