NEW YEAR’S DAY 2014

The year has commenced with a walk around the small city of Kiruna. With snow falling on a hushed white landscape MM and I left our footprints as we made our way from Hotell City to the Kiruna Church, recently voted Sweden’s most popular building of all time. It is a wooden church from 1912 and is in the shape of a Saami lávvu.

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It was interesting to watch the machinery clearing the roads and piling the snow into huge heaps here and there.

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We were never very far from our hotel and, at one stage, returned to add a thermal layer as it was the coldest we had felt during our trip (another day of minus 5). It was snowing as we walked, but not at all unpleasant – we just needed to be a little cautious with our footing.
We didn’t stop for a rest!

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A REAL tree with REAL snow!

KIRUNA is not only a mining town, it is Sweden’s premier Space City. Around 500 people in Kiruna have jobs connected to the Space sector.

We left Kiruna at 13:58 bound for Luleå on the Bay of Bothnia, 341 Kms to the south-east where the forecast temperature is minus 3 degrees.

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2 thoughts on “NEW YEAR’S DAY 2014

  1. An atmosphere of its own….
    It sounds special when you walk on snow. And everything is so quiet.
    Enjoy it …..

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