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The ranch. (Seattle, Wash.) 1902-1914, May 01, 1908, Image 37

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Of the Scandinavian country much
might be written of interest, but I may
be pardoned if I speak but generally
Oil this unique land, and mention but
three of her principal cities. To me it
has a peculiar charm —the land of my
birth—washed by the tides of the
Twin seas it is quietly pursuing the
arts of peace; but the ravages of an
cient wars are yet to be seen in the
feudal ruins and wrecked battlements
which remain to this day.
Of its people I feel that your read
ers are well informed, however, I hand
you one picture showing the dress of
those living farthest north. On the
one hand stretches the peninsula of
Denmark, close by old Germany; on
the other Russia, gigantic and power
ful covetous of our riches and fertile
fields and valuable forests; and to the
wesiv.&rd majestic England, jealously
watching us across the sea and ready
to aid us in case of unwarranted in
terference from our other neighbors.
Founded in 1618 by Gustavus Adol
phus, the city of Gothenburg is, per
haps, the best known of our cities; it
is divided into two parts, konwn as
the Upper and Lower Towns; the
Lower Town being intersected by
numerous canals bordered by fine
trees and crossed by many bridges
which are indeed picturesque; the
Upper Town being characterized by
regular streets and substantial stone
One of the broad water courses
which runs through the center of the
city is the beginning of the famous
Gotha Canal, which joins Fjord River
and lakes across the country to Stock
holm, thus connecting the North Sea
and the Baltic. There are many
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places of interest in this city, among
them being the Botanical Gardens,
churches, residences and splendid
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden,
has well been called- the "Venice of
the North." It is built on six principal
islands on the eastern extremity of
Malaren Lake, through which sweeps
the glorious flood of the lake to the
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Baltic Sea half a mile away. The
visitor is first impressed with the fleet
of small ferry-boats which take the
place of our street cars to carry its
people from one part of the city to an-
other, these little ferries flitting about
during the evening loaded with merry
makers fill the air with music and
song. These islands are of course
connected by numerous bridges, the
finest of which is the Norrbro measur
ing about 400 feet in length by about
60 feet in width and built of solid
stone arches; although a city of ca
nals, it is nevertheless a beautiful
city with public gardens, broad
squares and gay cafes, the most con
spicuous building here being the Royal
Palace, which was the favorite abode
of our beloved King Oscar 11.
It is a charming place to visit in the
summer time; the people spend as
much time as possible in the open air;
beginning at any early hour and con
tinuing until after midnight, gaiety
reigns supreme from the middle of
June until the end of August, for then
at that latitude there is almost no
darkness and the long summer even
ings marked by a silvery light that
never wanes, but merely brightens
with the dawn, are even more enchant
ing than the days and it is this fea
ture which makes the far-famed Mid
summer celebrations the delight of all
Scandinavians and makes them long
to beat home at that time of year.
Christiania, the capital of Norway,
is a beautiful city, situated in an open
valley at the head of the Christiania
fjord. The bay is unsurpassed in
beauty; it is bordered by finely
wooded hills and its surface dotted by
grassy isles mirrored in deep green
waters; here is the seat of govern
ment, where the strothing, or parlia
ment meets. Here, too, we find a
royal palace surrounded by a splendid
park containing miniature lakes and
canals and charming groves. It is
called the Royal Garden and open to
the public at all times. As elsewhere,
we find the delightful long twilight
during the summer, which chalenges

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