Day One. Sunday July 26th. Afternoon Walks Under Angry Northern Skies.
Sorry didn’t get a blog posts up yesterday but a little bit of exhaustion and jet lag. Spent the day exploring the historic and charming town of Lund. But hopefully that will be my post this evening. Now it’s back to Sunday and my afternoon in Malmo. I slept for about an hour after I checked into my room after my morning walk. Nice little hotel centrally located, the Renaissance.
After unpacking and a little sleep I wanted to walk to the ocean, I was greeted by strong winds and some very ominous looking skies. I took a chance and walked anyway.
The city of Malmo is a combination of the old and new. I walked past the Renaissance castle and fortress with it moat, I didn’t have time to explre the famous Malmohus Castle but just to walk around it’s impressive walls and moats was reflective. I imagined the many travelers, who visited, both friendly and unfriendly over the centuries.
I walked past the parks I visited in the morning and face the ocean. The wind was ferocious It really was difficult walking into it. But it didn’t stop the local residents from enjoying the beach. There were many folks walking there dogs, youngsters playing games and others walking and on their bikes. The view oof the ocean with the dark cloud formations will always leave an impression on me. Seems to remind me of the violent times of the vikings and the harsh life they endured in these northern climes.
But there are reminders of the present too. The Oresund Bridge, which I crossed on my entry to Malmo, and which spanned the ocean and connected Denmark and Sweden could be seen in the distance, An the imposing modern structure, the Turning Torso, dominated this part of Malmo and made for some interesting photographs against the imposing sky.
The beach had it’s seashells and sea gulls but because of the wind and my lack of sleep didn’t do much exploring. I headed back into town and the clouds broke so i decided to visit the famous square again.
I had to enter St. Petri Kyrka and once again enjoy it beauty. Here is a kink to some more photographs of the church. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/scandinavia-july-26-august-8-2015/nggallery/scandinavia-july-25-august-8-2015/st-peters-church-malmo-sweden-july-23-2015
I headed back through the now crowded central square and enjoyed a wonderful traditional Swedish dinner at Johan P’s restaurant. Loved my first day in Sweden
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine