2018 Bauhaus Stockholm Diary: Weekend in Stockholm

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110f1058a39f0250b4c9babed6396c56.jpgStockholm, Photos: Yanan Li and Henrik Trygg of mediabank.visitstockholm.com

93952c5961ee6b91a99cc17650dba041.jpgAnother view of Stockholm, Photos: Yanan Li and Henrik Trygg of mediabank.visitstockholm.com

As part of our journalistic services, RunBlogRun hopes to educate. Stuart Weir has decided to give us a bit of background on Stockholm, Sweden. I appreciated that. I have spent a week in Stockholm for most of the past decade, around the Bauhaus Galen meeting. I also spent some time in Goteborg, Sweden, aroud the World Champs in 1995 (amazing) and European Indoors (2013).

Thanks, Stuart, for educating us.

Weekend in Stockholm

The Diamond League tour moves on to Stockholm, Sweden, a five hour train journey from Oslo. Google tells me that "Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains".

With 173,860 sq miles it is the 55th largest country in world but has only 10 million people. Sweden is the seventh-richest country in the world in terms of GDP (gross domestic product) per capita. King Carl XVI Gustaf presides over a parliamentary democracy.

Who are the most famous Swedes? ABBA and Bjorn Borg. If you want a real athlete - Carolina Klüft. Sweden has won the Ice Hockey World Championship nine times.

Stockholm has an official population of just under one million but the greater Stockholm metropolitan area is home to 2.5 Million people.

The first thing you notice in Stockholm is a lot of water. I read on the internet - so it must be right - "Stockholm is located on Sweden's south-central east coast, where the freshwater Lake Mälaren -- Sweden's third largest lake -- flows out into the Baltic Sea. The central parts of the city consist of fourteen islands that are continuous with the Stockholm archipelago. Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways".

Photos: Yanan Li and Henrik Trygg of mediabank.visitstockholm.com

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