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PHOTO GALLERY:
The City of Uppsala, Sweden
Summer 2004


Page Description

This photogallery consists of many photos from the city of Uppsala, the 4th largest in Sweden. It is situated about 40km from the Airport of Stockholm - Arlanda. I went to Uppsala in Summer 2004 (June and August) and it was another beautiful, clean, quite Swedish city. The most interesting sites are the large Botanical garden and the Cathedral. Since I have been there for only 1 day, I am sure that there is more and more to see in Uppsala. There is a description about every photo and the photogallery in nicely presented with navigation buttons and photo thumbnails.

This particular page contains several examples of the beautiful, large, colourful building around the center of the city and some general sites. The center is quite busy and there a large number of people (particularly students) which make use of the bicycle. At the square near the train station there where a thousand of bicycles parked by one by one beside each other.

Some photo description text is marked with an asterisk ' * '. This means that additional information was sent to me by mail by Andreas Heimbrandt, Research Assistant Dep. of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Thanks Andreas!!! [MarZ]


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UPPSALA(2004)-01 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
View of a part of the central part of Uppsala taken from a high plateau where the castle is built on. Further to the left, one finds the cathedral.

UPPSALA(2004)-02 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Photo taken in front of the train station and this strange to funny statue which I am sure is not very old. Further to the right there is the bus terminus from where ther bus from the airport of Arlanda (Stockholm) transported us.

The statue is made by a local sculptor, Bror Hjort. Born 1895 in Malmoe in the South of Sweden and passed away in 1968. He was an arts professor with his own chair at the university of arts in Stockholm and his house/studio close to the Bothanical garden now serves as a museum. The statue on the picture is called "Näckens Polska" (The Reel of the Neck) and dates back to 1967.*

UPPSALA(2004)-03 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Here is a photo of some of the most beautiful, large or rich-looking building in the very center of Uppsala. I do not know the purpose of this building in the past and currently. This is the old town hall. (The new is two block down the street to the right of the old town hall and on the right hand.) Its currently serves as a concert hall, the head office for the public transportations company and the entrance floor hosts a pub/night club called Rådhuset (The Town Hall). *

UPPSALA(2004)-04 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
A large building in the corner of one of the main cross roads in Uppsala.

UPPSALA(2004)-05 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Another photo of an important-looking building in the center of Uppsala. This was a complex with a shop at ground level (called Jaber) and offices for lawyers, etc in the upper levels.

The buidling is called Gamla Gillet meaning The old Craftsmens House. The craftsmen of the different trades built is and it later on housed the student union and after that served as a pool hall. It later bevame the county museum for Uppsala county. The museum moved up to the castle in 1995. The shop at ground level, Jaber is called after its founder, Jan Berglund and has been there since 1996. (the shop Jaber is 30 years old). The square outside the buidling is called Fyris torg, Fyris square and Fyris is also the name of the stream running through Uppsala. *

UPPSALA(2004)-06 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Another photo of an important-looking building in the center of Uppsala. Most buildings are painted in the hues of mustard yellow to orange brown. This house is the arch bishops house and office.

UPPSALA(2004)-07 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
This photo is taken few meters away from the large cathedral of uppsala. It is a small church used before the cathedral was built (circa 1260). Thus this church is very old indeed.

UPPSALA(2004)-08 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
This photo is one of the main bibliotech / libraries of all Sweden. There are very important and old books and documents here. As it can be seen in the photo it is a very large building. Just a comment on the name of the library, Carolina Rediviva. It's latin and Carolina refers to Carolus Rex, which is the latin the for King Karl - king at the time. Most people think it refers to a girl. *

UPPSALA(2004)-09 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
A photo of an important-looking and old building in the center of Uppsala.

UPPSALA(2004)-10 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
This photo was taken few moments before leaving back to the airport. There were tables on the grass which were very inviting for a coffee siesta laid on the grass, but we simply had no time for that. I really liked the bright colours of this building.
The house is Västgöta Nation, Västergötland is a county in the Southwest of Sweden. In Uppsala and Lund the students are organised in student nations. Most counties have nations in Uppsala and the house is that ot Västergötland. Västgöta nation (Natio Westgoticae in Latin) is the oldest in Sweden, founded in 1639.) I do not know how you walked around town but it might be that you remember a big statue in the park on the slope down from the Carolina library (picture 08) on the castle side of the street. Anyway that statue is of Västgöta nations most prominent member, Gunnar Wennerberg. He lived during the 19th century and studied in Uppsala (politics and music). He was professor at the university and also one of the kings (King Oscar II) advisors. *




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