Tuesday, February 20, 2007
...speaking of workplaces
This is - by far - the most beautiful place where I have ever worked.
Strömsholms Castle, some 20 kms west of Västerås, is a very small castle open to the public a few months every summer. No one lives there, it's a museum owned by the Swedish royal court.
(this was one of the places where I worked - in the café and as well as an assistant inside the museum itself - trying to make ends meet during/right after my studies.) <--- perrrrfect for a med student - don't you think? Taking care of an old wreck ;)
(ouch ouch ouch, that is NOT a nice thing to say, errrr, WRITE)
Initially it was built by Gustav Vasa, later it was rebuilt again almost from scratch in 1669. Some of the grounds from the Vasa-era remains, to be seen in the basement.
It does NOT house any ghosts. I was so disappointed to hear that :(
I really love the place, and despite being extremely happy that I have a better job now I still miss it from time to time.