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Skåne and Copenhagen 2017


During the weekend of August 18-20 I visited Skåne and Copenhgen. I am a member of the board of the Mercedes-Benz Club of Sweden and we had a meeting at Mossbylund Hotel in Skåne, the southernmost province of Sweden and the most beautiful one too. After the meeting we had a three-course dinner, which was very good. The day after three of us decided to see Österlen, in the east of Skåne. Ales stenar (the stones of Ale), which are formed like a ship was fantastic to see. It was built before the Viking age. We also saw former General Secretary of the UN Dag Hammarskjöld’s house, which he bought in 1957, four years before his plane crashed in Northern Rhodesia (present-day Zambia).

We also paid a visit to another board member and were treated to afternoon tea, even though a fewof the others had coffee. We saw the member's cars in his garage, and on the way to his other garage I was given a ride in his wonderful SLS AMG car, which had magnificent 563 bhp (571hp). We saw his V124 again, which he had taken to the board meeting yesterday. The four of us went to Glimmingehus, a well-preserved medieval castle, located in the countryside not far from Simrishamn. After two of us four had gone in different directions, my friend Dan and I went to Smygehuk, the most southernpoint in Sweden. After that we went to his and Mona's place at Ljunghusen, south of Malmö.


In the morning of Sunday August 20, I took the train from Hyllie Station in Malmö to Copenhagen. I turfed and took part in the mass in Frederik's Church, also known as the Marble Church (Marmorkirken). After that I continued to turf my way to the Little Mermaid (den lille Havfrue) and back to town. I used the tube to get to Strøget, the main shopping street in Copenhagen, I walked along it, until I got to the Cathedral of Vor Frue Kirke. In there I saw Bertel Thorvaldsen’s statue of Jesus Christ, which I did not know was placed in the Cathedral. In the afternoon I went back to Malmö by train, and in the evening to Umeå by air.


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