Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Swedish writer Barbro Lindgren received Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize

Author Barbro Lindgren, She is a writer from Sweden. This monday evening Barbro Lindgren got Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize during a special award ceremomy with a full Stockholm Concert hall.

By Sofia Sanchez

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world´s largest award for children´s and young adult literature. The award is almost for 521 000 EUR. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awards is every year and it is for Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and promoters of reading are eligible.

H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the Awards Ceremony, and presented the award and  Culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth accclaimed Barbro Lindgren for her literature creations:

– Barbro Lindgren is a brave and innovative author. She gives her readers courage and is not afraid to describe the world as it really is. Loneliness, setbacks, and even death are all part of life. Lindgren does not try to protect children; instead, her honesty, humor and openness strengthen children to think and talk about difficult things for themselves.

It was a wonderful evening at  Stockholm Concert Hall. After Barbro Lindgren got the prize, the audience at Concert Hall gave her standing ovations.  Congratulations Barbro Lindgren!

Some photos from the evening

Cheers Barbro Lindgren!
Cheers for the prize!
Barbro Lindgren, Sign Autographs
 Barbro L talks with the audience
 Barbro L meet the audience
Photo Sofia Sanchez
 The guests at the Grünewald Hall
Outside the Stockholms Concert Hall
Barbro L outside Stockholms Concert Hall
Photo Sofia Sanchez

Photographer Stefan Tell is taking photo
Sofia Sanchez at the Grünewald Hall

Sunday, June 1, 2014

HAMN, Opening of Sweden’s first battlefield museum

This afternoon was the opening of the first battlefield museum in Sweden . The museum is located in Fisksättra, outside of the city of Stockholm.  It is very easy to go to the museum if you are traveling from Stockholm. You can take the Saltsjöbanan from Slussen to Fisksättra, it takes almost 20 minutes. You can also take a boat from Stockhom city.

The excavations in the area started seven years ago and the project to build the museum started 2010. It is a very interesting museum and it is the first museum that shows the battle 1719 when the Russian invasion was stopped in the Stockholm archipelago. The museum also show the history about Fisksättra and Baggensfjärden.  Here you can see the objects that has been excavated from the Viking Age.

It is a very good museum. There is a store with beautiful crafts from Nacka and Värmdö and the museum has a wonderful view over the bay. Sooner or later a restaurant will open in as well.

The museum is recommended to learn more about the swedish history.

Link to the museum  http://hamnmuseum.se/museum/

Pictures from the opening by Sofia Sanchez

 Photo Sofia Sanchez
 LG Nilsson, Museum Director 

Time to open the museum...
Sirje Miller, Project manager for HAMN 
 A journey along of waterway into the past

70s room

The guests during the opening
The Store
The view from the museum