Monday, July 25, 2011

A Visit with the King!

Boyfriend and I went to visit the King yesterday. haha well at least his palace... well the palace gardens then, ok fine. Drottningholm is just gorgeous, and we had a lovely day exploring the gardens and taking photos in the sunny windy weather. We also enjoyed a yummy sunny picnic once we found a spot of grass not covered in Goose poo. There were geese just about everywhere!


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geese...

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sun and statues

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horse drawn carriages, lovely

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The Cascades

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happy

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really happy...

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The Royal Palace! Where the King and Queen lives :)

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I adore the long paths and labyrinth hedges

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playing with shadows

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sun soaked

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me and my knobby knees, hehe

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picnic time we enjoyed left overs from our saturday night Italian feast, yum

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love

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more love...

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our picnic view of the goose poo filled grass

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he's adorable

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what's a palace with out gold?

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I love gold...

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The Swedish flag was flying at half mast in honor of all the lives lost (horrifically stolen) in the tragedies of last week in Oslo. usch...

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Sunlight through trees may be one of the prettiest things there is.

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gosh, more me.

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Tree lined paths are nice too

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and secret gardens may be in all girls' dreams

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a secret hiding place among tall grass, leafy trees, and perfectly kept hedges.

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I adore how statues glow in the sunlight

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see...

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ahhh, more tree lined paths, nice

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and a wooden hut made to look like a fabric tent, how clever!

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The mini China Palace... a gift to one of the past Queens

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As the Petit Trianon is to Versailles The mini China Palace is to Drottningholm.

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It's lovely

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I'd much rather live here than in the huge main palace, don't you think?

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I've never been inside, next time I visit I shall have to buy a tour

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Even flower pots look royal

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And then our day was done

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Another perfect Sunday...

Happy Monday!



3 comments:

Anu said...

Gorgeous photos!

Beth said...

This post makes me really want to go to Sweden!

emmakisstina said...

You should! Sweden is a gorgeous country and Stockholm is a stunning city.