Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Celebrities Come to Halmstad
On Wednesday morning, we pulled into Halmstad, Sweden, and there were cars driving down to our pier, and families getting out and running to look at us and to wave.
We were enchanted. Talk about feeling special and important!
This picture shows the purser, followed by the customs man. On the left, you can see a big white heap -- that is the ship's mainsail, and not visible is the sailmaker's sewing machine: he was doing repairs. In Halmstad, we were advised that a good thing to do would be to take the local art tour (at no cost) and see sculptures by famous artists. The next pictures are from the art tour. I think this was my first Picasso.
Halmstad was a lovely town. Here are some general scenes of Halmstad happenings:
The bottle sculpture/mobile pictured above was in the local library, and I thought it was a gorgeous building. You can see more of it below.
St. Nikolai Church was built in the 13th century and was beautiful inside and out:
I liked Halmstad. The art tour was unique and the village square was comfortable. And, of course, we'd been treated as celebrities. Townspeople came back to the pier at the end of the day to wave us off.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 12, 2012