Today is our first full day in Sweden. We awoke to French toast and good, strong coffee. Tina had sheets, towels and picnic supplies already packed for our week in Rattvik, in the Siljan Lake region of Dalerna. People come from all over Sweden and many other countries to spend Midsummer in this area.
Before our 3 hour drive to Rattvik, we had a chance to spend the morning exploring Uppsala. We got to see Uppsala University, the first Nordic university, founded in 1477. I was amused by the "scandle building",
so named because it caused a huge uproar at the time it was built for being taller than the famous Universitetshuset, or main building.
Here's a slideshow of the Neo-Renaissance Universitetshuset (University Main Building), which was designed by Herman Teodor Holmgren and completed in 1887).
Then we were off to Uppsala Cathedral, a short walk away.
It's historically and architecturally amazing!
Here's the full window, we posted about earlier, that remarkably resembles Neil Fallon, lead singer for the metal band, Clutch.
Here's our slideshow of the cathedral.