Walking through the SKANSEN MUSEUM in Stockholm in 1959

Yesterday it was a few polar bears at the Skansen zoo in Stockholm. Today we're going for a brief walk by some of the historic buildings located on the grounds of the Skansen Museum.
Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around in the histori­cal buildings and dwellings, peop­led by characters in period dress. (Source: Skansen Museum)
I've never been to Sweden, but if I did, I'm sure I'd beeline for this place. I love going to places where historical buildings have been saved, grouped together, providing a feeling of the past. I'm a sucker for Williamsburg. Love that place. I've always wanted to visit the Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum. I'm also big on ghost towns with Bodie, California being my favorite. And if you're ever in Cody, Wyoming, besides visiting the incredible Buffalo Bill Center of the West, make sure to go Old Trail Town. Like I said, I'm a sucker for these places.

These photos were most likely taken by Betty's father, Donald Schnabel, Sr. during his trip to Sweden in 1959. All he wrote on the slides was Stockholm, so I'm guessing they were taken at Skansen. I might be completely wrong.

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1 comment:

  1. That place does look like a lot of fun to visit!! Judging by the map - the "polar bears" are no longer there - they put an additional brown bear in the enclosure with the pond (there is another brown bear across the walkway too).