Autumn is here, and it is time for another trip to explore Sweden by train. This time up north towards Umeå.
With stop in Härnösand in Ångermanland. Härnösand is sometimes called Northern Athens, due to its temple like architecture style, also known as neoclassicism.
Buildings around the main square, Stora torget.
Probably the most fancy public employment agency office "Arbetsförmedlingen" in Sweden.
The memory plate for celebration of town's 400 years is decorated on one of the bridges.Containers as artistic expression" has painted several waste containers in town.
Hotel RoyalBig Boy is one of them.
Frasses is another one. And by the way, this restaurant is occupying Härnösand central station building.
The street nearby is called Prisonstreet.
52 Places to Go in 2014" Umeå is number 31, hotter than Athens!!!
Of course, since my main interests is in trains, I had to visit all available train stations in Umeå (2 of 2). Starting here with brand new Umeå Östra station.
White architectural firm. Check out their project for new Kiruna town.
a monument without home".
Umeå Arts Campus has many departments.
European Capital of Culture 2014, the art is located all around the town. Here is sculpture "Hoppare" by Mikael Åberg.
Kulturväven" will be opened in November 2014.
Tydal the current distance thanks to Botniabanan and other railway modernisations is now "only" 709 km, while it is 513 km "as the crow flies".
Bothnia is a latinization. "Botten" in the Swedish name "Bottenviken" originally meant "gulf" or "bay"; hence "Bottenviken" means "the Gulf-gulf"."