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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 26 juli 2015 23:21

The club that arranged  the Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix did an exceptionally job to make sure the event could go on, despite horrible rainstorm most of the day.

They covered the entire track with tarps around noon, and luckily the rain stopped in the evening, so the races could start with only one hour delay........what a giant job..........

 

   

 

The top 15 riders in the world compete, including world champion Greg Hancock plus Sweden’s Andreas Jonsson. Mom bought an American flag to cheer the US driver on.

   

That didn't help him tough,...............................maybe it's this guys fault................;-)

 

 

Here he is in the lead, and I think he won this heat, but it wasn't enough for a medal place 


 


after the races it was fireworks, and Mom made it back to me and Lucy in time before it started. Good thing it was short and not very noisy.....

             

Sadly, in the morning we parted ways with Ove and Elvy, they went back north and we're continuing south, still looking for the sun and warmer weather..........

We didn't drive very far, only about 120 miles, and ended up in a town called Karlskrona. It's a town that was founded in 1680 when Karl XI decided to establish the country's new naval base here. More than 300 years later the naval base is still here. It’s impressive and well –preserved architecture and town plan, gained the town World Heritage status in 1998. 

We parked at the harbour, with lots of other RV's, and took a nap..................Mom is finally learning to nap with me during the day...............awesome.

It's not raining aymore, but windy as hell, so we were rocked to sleep

 

this is my wiev now...........

 

     

after the nap we went for a very long walk exploring the entire town, strating at the X where Lucy is parked............lucky me was riding in my wagon..

 

 


beautiful park, and tents are being put up every where preparing for some kind of festival...............this girl don't look all that happy about it tough, maybe she can use a different hat ? one that doesn't shit on her ...............

 

    

 

The statue of Karl XI gazes out over the grand paved square. There's two impressive churches that are immediately eye catching as you enter, and here too there's preparation for a festival.

 

     

 

I don't know history that well, ( and neither does Mom ) but this guy KarlXI must have done something real bad, for getting a black eye like that

   

This is The Admiralty Clock Tower From 1699, and it was built as a clock for the dockyard workers. In 1909 it began to be used as a bell tower for the Admiralty church.

 

This gorgoues boy made me think of Harry ..............RIP 

 

 

Reading this sign form a distance, we were thinking "What ? and How? it wasn't an car sales shop...............getting closer we realize it was a driving school..............hahaha 

 

 

This is a tough tree growing through the concrete

 

 


In front of the Admirality Church, stands the popular wooden figure of Old Man Rosenbom. He has been standing there since the mid 18th century. In 1956 the original was replaced by a copy and put in a safer place inside the church. The life-size figure is actually a poor box, which means, if you lift its hat, you can insert a coin for the poor.The figure holds a placard in one hand which states in a slightly old-fashioned Swedish:


I humbly beg of you,
even though my voice may be weak,
come and put a penny in
but first lift my hat.
Blessed are those that care for the poor

A beggar that became famous ? wonder if all the Romanian beggars we see so many of in Sweden also will become famous in a few hundred years  ???
 
       
 

Holy smokes !! I'm inside a church !!! this is my first time, and that's because Mom ignored the "no Dogs allowed" sign........I'm pretty sure God will get over it she says.......actually not a big deal ..............I think

 

 

 



Oh please Mom, so childish of you to take picture of sign that says no pictures allowed ................this is navy secret stuff I guess...............

 

The Enclosing Wall was erected in the eighteenth century both as a defensive measure and to prevent unauthorized persons from being able to see into the naval base and dockyard.

 


pretty flowers growing on the wall now

 

 


another no photos allowed sign..............................stop it, we'll get arrested I say.............nope, we don't understand Swedish, she says....................oooh that's even worse I think............we'll be arrested and tortured as spies ..................but on the other hand, if they don't want us to see their stuff, why will they leave it out ?

   

 Admiral Chapman’s residence This was first the official residence of the Admiral Superintendents of the Navy yard and later for the Commandant of the Naval base...............not too shabby huh ?

 

 

OK Mom, it's not that I don't appreciate thee ride, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD these cobble stones........ my teeth is rattling and will soon fall out. ...........and what do you think my doc will say than ? I have a dentist appointment when we get back home ...remember ?

 

 

Back in Lucy, it's time for a good night sleep, don't know where we will go tomorrow.....................just hoping it'll be a nice sunny day 

 




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