In all my travels I have seen my fair share of churches, and the cathedral in Vaxjo is a favorite, a mix of medieval and modern with lots of Swedish glass art.
We attended the Sunday service at the cathedral. The huge organ opened the service and was played sometimes with one of the smaller organs. During the service they played three different organs, a grand piano, a a violin and sang. It was heavenly. Being all in Swedish, made it musical, too.
Stopped n Lessebo to see the hand paper mill.
We paused for afternoon Fika of tea and carrot cake at Auntie Brun’s.
The town has 15 runic stones from the Viking era which were memorials to family members or baptism into Christianity.
Raised to the surface in 1959, it is 98 percent original.
This is a rendering of how it would have been painted.
Keeping the tradition, we had waffles and I had tea, for lunch at the palace. The Queen sent regrets she was unable to join us, this time. Probably next time?