Monday, July 22, 2013

Hallwylska Museet

This was July 19. Okej so I'm falling a bit behind on the blogging thing. Meh. I'm in Sweden.

This was an interesting place, though a far cry from  being one of my favorites. Pretty much a somewhat peculiar, super rich woman named Wilhelmina Hallwyl (mouthful of a name) built this lovely mansion in the middle of downtown Stockholm, bought and collected a whole lot of stuff, and pretty much planned on turning her house into a museum after she died. It's kind of bizarre. You feel like you're stuck in a Downton Abbey episode. It's a pretty poorly designed house (in my opinion) because things just aren't thought our very well. The bowling alley is placed above the bedrooms, and an adjacent room to the dining hall has no windows for the orchestra that was supposed to play in there, so people passed out. Little things like that: superfluous fluffy crap. But hey, I don't have to live there. 

Oh just a 1914 Mercedes. No big. It's like in perfect condition.

The windows.

This is what it looked like, pretty much throughout the whole house. I'm not a fan. At all. It's like Baroque-barf. Some people don't know what to do with their money, so they spend twice as much as the steinway piano costs to deck it in gilded, dripping decor. 

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