Sunday, 10 July
After two days "on the road", Sunday seemed a good day to just stay in Karlstad. We drove out to an old manor house just outside town to have lunch, though: Alsters Herrgård.
A famous Swedish poet was born here in 1860:
Fröding often wrote in his own regional dialect (värmländska / Wermlandian). Many of his poems have been set to music and recorded by well-known Swedish singers.
Since 1976 the manor where he was born has been kept as a kind of museum in memory of him. I remember visiting while I lived in Karlstad
(1975-85), but back then I think there was only a small café. Now they
also offer lunch - at least during the summer tourist season - and in the side buildings (wings) there are little shops selling arts and crafts and other souvenirs.
Out in the park there are some playful sculptures.
|(The "wool" on these sheep was made of ropes.)|