1 We lived in Gamla Stan (old city), at Vasterlanggaten 54 (west long street). Left: view from our 5th story flat. Right: The dormer windows were ours. Fire escape was a rope tied to the heating radiator! We had to climb 88 steps to our door, so trips were carefully planned.
2 Top: dining in our tiny flat in Gamla Stan. Bottom: Judy poses on one of the many bridges in Stockholm. The city is built on several islands in the archipelago.
3 Jan and Liz visited us in Stockholm. They brought a few things to allow us to put together a traditional American Thanksgiving meal. The turkey, a scrawny bird by US standards, was gotten locally.
4 KTH (Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, or Royal Institute of Technology) where Ed worked.
5 Picnic with our hosts the Malmstroms on an island in the archipelago. The waters was cold, but everone swam nonetheless.
6 The Millesgarden in Stockholm.
7 Twice we took grand ferry boats to Helsinki, Finland, where Ed participated in technical conferences.
8 Island in the Baltic Sea.
9 Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm
10 Late summer or early Fal is Kraftor (Crawfish) Party time in Sweden. Lot's of festive decorations and sometimes funny hats are worn. Everyone has the opportunity to make a Aquavit toast between servings of boiled kraftor. One has to be shown how to properly eat the tasty little critters. This was was the Building Engineering Department at KTH where Ed worked.
11 We took ta 1100 mile train trip to Narvik, Norway. Above is a photo of Kirina, Sweden, where we spent a night along the way. Natives here are likely Sami, the indigenous people of the Nordic countries. Traditionally they are reindeer hearders, but in modern times most work in the iron mines.
12 We rented a car in Kirina and drove to Jukkasjarvi, Sweden... the "End of the earth" according to a wooden plaque left by 17th century French explorers.
13 We often traveled to other countries foe Ed's conferences during the Stockholm visit. This is in Brugge after a conference in Ostenda, Belgium.
14 Ross Priory, near Glasgow, Scotland.
15 Edinborough. That's Ed at the left. The fellow sitting beside him wasn't very talkative. Turned out he's a plaster prop for tourists like Ed.
16 We also visited Belgrade and Dubrovnic, Yugoslavia in November, 1988.
17 One of our trips from Stockholm was to Oxford, England, where we went for a long term visit a year later.
18 Getting ready for our departure Open House at our Gamla Stan flat. Top: Judy beside the buffet. Bottom: Ed hangs the wine and beer out the window to chill.
19 And then the snow came! This is Kungstragargen, Stockholm.