Monday, December 24, 2012

Sweden: December 24, 2012

Yesterday, we took the train from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Malmö, Sweden, and spent our last night there.  As the day wore on, the weather in Malmö became progressively colder and snowier from a sudden storm.

It was Sunday, so only museums were open.  We first went to the Moderna Museet (very modern with a lot of surrealism and photography) and then onto the museum at the Malmöhus Castle.  By the time we got to the Castle, the snow was blowing at a 45-degree angle and beginning to accumulate on the ground.



When we came out of the museum, snow was freezing on the castle's moat.

During the night, the storm stopped and the temperatures warmed causing most of the snow to melt.  Today, Christmas Eve day, we explored more of outdoor Malmö's sights. The sun even showed it's face, briefly.

Malmö's Lighthouse                                   Turning Torso Building

The Turning Torso building is a residential skyscraper designed by Santiago Calatrava.  It is visible from most parts of Malmö.  It is 190 meters high and from bottom to top gradually twists 90 degrees.


Leaving our winter vacation adventure behind, we flew back to Skopje arriving just after midnight.  

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