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Timetravel into Sweden’s history at Skansen

What if you had the power to travel back in time and live in a Nordic city 300 years ago? Meeting people from 1720s and watching them go about their everyday life, from baking bread, preparing medicines and manufacturing shoes.

Well, now you can. Skansen is the time machine which I was looking for. It’s the only open-air museum in the world right in the centre of Stockholm. Skansen showcases the colourful historical traditions of Sweden from 1700 till the present day. The best part of the museum is that we feel teleported into history, with people dressed in traditional attire working on their daily chores in buildings that resemble the ancient architecture.

The entry fee is quite pricy for a student (120kr). However, THS organises events to Skansen which allows free entry for students who are a member of the student union.

Here is a photoblog of my time travel to Sweden in 1700.

There are more than 3000 Rune stones in Sweden with a dragon or snake inscription. These are supposed to signify a memorial of a dead ancestor or an important event. The cross mark signifies the beginning of the spread of Christianity in Sweden.
Beer making in progress. Interestingly the beer was tasty as citrus.
The famous Christmas market in Skansen.
This is an old post office. Most of the buildings in Sweden were painted red because copper mining was a big industry in Sweden and thus it was easy to make red paints using copper dust.
This glass workshop is from the 1930s where the skilled worker blows hot sand into a beautifully shaped glass.
A mechanical workshop mirroring an 1889 factory which produced compression ignition engines. The workshop had lathes and milling machines driven by two common electric motors and drive belts.
The national symbol of Sweden – The elk. Skansen is home to several nordic animals promoting conservational activities and rehabilitation of animals into the wild.
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With the THS members and participants!

Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.