Monday, April 30, 2007

Valborg in Uppsala

Fyrisån II
Fyrisån II,
originally uploaded by miabacke.
Together with Marc and Leo I arrived in Uppsala yesterday. Today I attended a PhD seminar at Uppsala University (with the children playing cards in the next room) but the afternoon we spent walking the — at the time being — pretty crowded streets of Uppsala.

April 30th is the day when people in Sweden "greet Spring" and the ultimate place to do it is Uppsala. The city has a long tradition of student related events and this year it even began a day early, since it was two days "off" during the weekend as well.

This was the result by the river though... litter everywhere...


Bryan's workshop blog said...

Greetings, spring! I hope you guys have a good time for the rest of your stay.

Mia said...

Thanks, Bryan! We had a nice stay in Uppsala and arrived back last night. Obviously it was a rather tumultous Valborg in Uppsala. 100 people were arrested and all the ambulances were in use by 9 pm. Luckily we didn't see much of it at our hotel. :)