Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Malmö Sweden

IMG_4230eAfter two wonderful weeks our cruise came to an end in Copenhagen.  We quickly settled into our hotel and took a brief one hour nap as we were all exhausted from staying up until after midnight the previous night chatting with friends and saying last goodbyes.  Though still very tired we then met up with Cecily & her parents and we took the train over the Öresund Bridge to Malmö, Sweden.  The weather was a little overcast but it was nice to walk around the city for a couple of hours and see some of the sights.

IMG_4233e Central Train Station Malmö.

IMG_4234eEntering Stortorget, Malmö's oldest square.  It was constructed by mayor Jörgen Kock in the 1530's

IMG_4246eRådhuset (The Town Hall) was originally built in 1546, but has been altered several times. The facade got its today's appearance - in Dutch Renaissance style - in 1864-69.

IMG_4237eCecily & Maisie in front of Rådhuset.

IMG_4241eMaisie & Cecily in front of the statue of King Karl X, the king who made Skåne Swedish in 1658.

IMG_4235eIMG_4243eThe tall brick building on the left is Apoteket Lejonet (The Pharmacy "The Lion")  John Tesch, the owner of Malmö´s oldest pharmacy, (founded in 1571), moved his business and private residence into this building, which was raised in German Neo-Renaissance style in 1898. The interior is in Neo-Gothic style.

IMG_4245eYes I took a picture of a manhole cover…it’s a lot better than the pee-station picture in my Amsterdam post  ;-)

IMG_4250eOptimistorkestern (Optimistic Orchestra) created by Yngve Lundell.  The sculpture is intended to express the mood of Malmö: upbeat, confident, happy, and basically, optimistic.  Maisie on the other hand was less than happy to have her picture taken.

IMG_4256eWe then wandered into Lilla Torg, a quaint square which was built in 1590.  The square has always been a marketplace for small square trade. Up until 1900 there was an estate with shops where Lilla Torg is today but the estate was demolished and a market hall was built that stood there until 1968. Today the square looks like it did originally, with cobblestones and surrounded by old houses.  There were dozens of restaurants so we sat outside and enjoyed a nice lunch.

IMG_4255eFaxeska gården, a burghers' house in half-timbered style from 1760s. It was renovated in 1910 by the architect August Stoltz.

IMG_4261e After lunch we just strolled around stopping in various shops and tried coaxing the girls into allowing some pictures.  Needless to say, Maisie wasn’t in the mood.

IMG_4262eIMG_4264eIMG_4266e We ended our day in Malmö in a little coffee shop where we enjoyed a little pastry and some cappuccino.  Then we headed back to the train station and Copenhagen.

Our lunch in Malmö was at a small Indian restaurant in Lilla Torg and the food was delicious but then again, I always love good Indian food like my Lamb Curry.  If you’re craving a good curry, click on the link or the picture to be taken to the recipe.


Other tasty recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers, Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork, Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon Peel, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake, Malted Pretzel Crunch, Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing, Apple Pancakes, Baked Egg & Avocado, Health(ier) Peanut Brittle, Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Sushi, Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter, Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, Slimmed Down Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Baked Meatballs, Skinny Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Hearty Sausage, Mushroom & Cheddar Mini Quiche and Strawberry Soup.



  1. What a beautiful city. I know I could have strolled there for days! Amazing!

  2. I love seeing your pictures as I'm fairly certain that Sweden is not on our list of places to visit.

  3. My grandpa was born in Malmo, Sweden in 1898. He He came to America when he was 5. My parents went there but didn't take pictures. My mom says it is because she is old and doesn't know how anymore. I was sad. So THANKS! for these pictures and the info. It was so great to see and learn a bit!


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