Ej Upp lass…

I find the instructions in T-bana stations amusing. Ej Upp is Swedish for “Not Up”, but it’s pronounced like an English Northerner saying “Ey oop, lass!” I would share the joke, but it’s probably not funny…

This morning we bought our tickets for the Kungsholmen Rund boat tour, and visited Nordiska MusĂ©et – a celebration of the Nordic people and their culture over 400 years – everything from housing to clothing, toys etc. Part of the exhibition includes commentary from the Sami people on the experiments in eugenics carried out on them.

After lunch we called into VasamusĂ©et – the new final resting place of the famous ship that sailed and sank on the same day in 1628, as it was too narrow and hopelessly top heavy. It was raised from the bed of Stockholm harbour in 1961.

We finally got going on the boat tour this afternoon! It was a slow run round Kungsholmen (the King’s Island) – so called because there already exists Drottningholm (the Queen’s island) and a Knight’s Island, so the King of the day decided to call it after the rank, rather than himself. We also went along Langholmen. A very enjoyable 50 minutes, but after it we were glad to get onto the T-bana to Ropsten and back onto the bus ferry to Tranholmen…

Tomorrow we hope to go the Transport Museum and revisit Gamla Stan. Photos from today and yesterday are currently uploading!

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