Took the train up north to Uppsala, which takes about 40 minutes from central Stockholm to enjoy a change of scenery during a day trip.
The city has a small town feel and walking along the river Fyris is quite charming.
The well-known twin towers of Uppsala Cathedral can be seen in the distance.
Lucky me got a private tour of the stunning Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquity, which is situated in the Royal Palace, though is currently closed to the public. It consists of two semi-small stone galleries. I’m ready to make it my summer residence, where I would throw the most fabulous parties on the terrace, which the large french windows open up to.
Here the handsome Endymion can be seen in his eternal sleep, awaiting to be kissed by his lover Selene.
From left to right: Faustina Maior, Marcus Aurelius, and Faustina Minor.
Stockholm Costume & Fashion Institute (SCFI) occupies the Erskine house in the Swedish meatpacking district (Hallvägen 21, Johanneshov). Unlike New York’s trendy meatpacking district, the Swedish one has stayed true to its roots and continues to function as just that, with the exception of SCFI’s temporary entrance onto the scene.
Box 9: Vikinga-romantik. Handbag Thierry no. 1 by Aia Jüdes, 2013.
Their current exhibition Kostym kontra mode, Svenska pärlor från scen till catwalk (January 21 – April 30, 2017), which translates roughly to costume in contrast to fashion, Swedish gems from the stage to the catwalk, covers Swedish 20th century costume from theater and film posed against contemporary Swedish fashion. Here’s a peek inside…
Beckmans Box, The Francis Rose Hasenkamp Collection by Klara Modigh.
Box 5: Kläder som skulptur (Clothes as sculpture)
Box 7: För stor för Sverige? (Too big for Sweden?)
Views from the window reveal the Globe arena and Tele2 arena in the distance.
I’m back in Stockholm, where reality and mundane everyday life keeps me busy. Now enjoying the beautiful Swedish sunset by the water with the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan (the Old Town) seen in the distance.