This traditional rustic fence surrounds a red and white fritidshus at Evedal, a swimming area and park popular with locals in Småland. Småland, not coincidentally, given its preponderance of forests, is the home of furniture-maker Ikea.
If you get a chance to visit Sweden, there’s no more lovely area of the country in Springtime than Småland, also known as the last stopping point of emigrants bound for America back in the 1800s.
I find it humorous, but a bit sad, that U.S.A. Ikea’s indoor daycare facility for children is also called Småland (where children can ‘feel Sweden’s forest atmosphere’, according to the Ikea website). Unfortunately for cooped-up American kids, there’s no substitute for the real thing.
June 6th is National Day in Sweden!
- Ikea founder Kamprad steps down (bbc.co.uk)
- The ten best things about Sweden revealed (thelocal.se)
- Moose Park (nicoleonthego.wordpress.com)
- Ikea founder relinquishes reins to son (thetimes.co.uk)
- Sweden (for a) Day (stevenmakblog.wordpress.com)
- Partying in Sweden for the solstice (seattletimes.com)
- Countdown to Sweden 2013 (rasafro.wordpress.com)