I've been in Sweden only for a couple of days, in a professional trip to Vaxjo, but as weekend was included I used it to see something in a short distance.
We travelled to Kalmar and, as my flight was to/from Copenhagen, we made a quick stop at Halmstad and Lund in our way back.
Anyway, it was enough to understand why do the Nordics consider the Mediterranean people as almost crazy...
There, we were sorry for not having enough time to dedicate to this city, the most beautiful we saw in our rushed visit to Sweden.
The sensation of emptiness and silence that Sweden left on us was not felt in Lund. The narrow streets were clean, and filled you people, mostly young, in a peaceful and ordered fraternization.
It’s easy to feel the weight of the many students of local university.
Dating from the XII century the cathedral deserves more than the minutes we had to it.
A dark cathedral
Initially built in 1234 after a fire in the old church, following the Romanesque style common to north of Italy and Rhine region, this cathedral is a heavy and dark building, with several modifications and restorations until 1923, when it finally acquired the actual look.
We spent two nights in Vaxjo, and the strongest impressions are the silence, the order, the cleanliness, until Friday night.
Then a couple of young people appeared on the streets, rushing for the closest club.
The silence is here and there broken buy a distant music and that’s all. Saturday morning the town is not so clean, but…
Where is life?
Yes, Orrefors was also almost totally shipped, thanks to the glass...