Gurvan ordon - tre slott (på mongoliska).
Three castles - two of them royal and
one not. That's the name of a simple
album I made for the parents of a friend.
They came to Europe for the first time
from Mongolia and were thrilled with Sweden!
First castle: Taxinge Slott ("kakslottet") -
a beautiful (not royal) building that nowadays
is used as a cafeteria and can be rent for big
parties or weddings. Parents also wanted to
pose for a picture!
All pages are covered with American Crafts
papers from different collections, some of them
years old. I had double of some of them.
At Taxinge there's a very special cafeteria
with lots of choices; buns, cakes, tarts, bisquits
etc. Of course we tried a few of them and
weather was fine so we sat outside in the
garden taking our tea and coffee!
After that we took a walk; there's an English
garden, a French garden and an Italian garden!
And we wet our feet in the lake but it was too
chilly for taking a swim I can tell you!
The parents liked being photographed!
Next: the royal castle of Gripsholm Slott in the
nearby small city of Mariefred. This castle was
made with a lot of bricks and once there was a
prision in the dungeouns. There's a big garden
and lots of flowers around the castle.
Under some of the pictures there are small tags
with some information about the castles in
Mongolian language. I don't know the language,
friend on the middle picture
down on the right page helped me.
Then we headed towards Stockholm but took off
before getting all the way to the city, waited for
the car-ferry and went for a short visit to the
royal castle of Drottningholm. That has been the
home of the Swedish royal family since 1981.
King and Queen still live there, in the wing we
see on our right side. All the rest of the palace
is open for visitors.
Last picure down on the right has a flap and
on the back of the flap is the picture you see
down under. The cardstock is decorated with
some washitape in a matching light blue colour.
That's it folks! Thanks for watching!
I heard friends parent are happy with
the album and takes it out to show their
relatives and visitors in Mongolia!!
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