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Stockholm in december

Old Oct 23rd 2004, 7:32 am
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Rag
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"Markku Grönroos" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Bjorn Olsson" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
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    > > [email protected] (Rag) wrote in message
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    > > > I am planning to be in Stockholm, Sweden in the fisrt week of December
    > > > for 4 days. The travel book says tempearture will around 30-32 Deg F,
    > > > it will be dark and may be snow. Someone who had been to swedden
    > > > advised me not go there in December as it will be bitter cold -10 to
    > > > -15 degF. Is this correct? Should I cancel the trip?
    > >
    > > Cancel? There are plenty of museums and other indoor sights, so the
    > > outdoor temperature doesn't matter so much. Just bring some warm
    > > clothes and your umbrella, because it can also be well above freezing
    > > and rain a lot.
    > >
    > Or one can hop into Finland where people enjoy on warm temperatures year
    > around. For instance I will spend time in temperature being about 175F -
    > 180F later this evening.

Thanks. It look like Stockholm weather is same as in New York. May bit
dark so I may miss some of LAPP in thier costume.
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 7:47 am
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Markku Grönroos
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"Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
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    > >
    > > Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    > > --
    > > Martin
    > -----------------------------
    > Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
    > Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the
world
    > do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus) SE-17300
    > Tomteboda".
I have always thought he resides at Korvatunturi, Finland. You must be one
of those cheaters.
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 8:28 am
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Lennart Petersen
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"Markku Grönroos" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:[email protected]...
    > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> >
    >> > Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    >> > --
    >> > Martin
    >> -----------------------------
    >> Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
    >> Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the
    > world
    >> do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus) SE-17300
    >> Tomteboda".
    > I have always thought he resides at Korvatunturi, Finland. You must be one
    > of those cheaters.
Try to send him a letter simply on behalf of your children to the above
adress. I'm quite sure you'll get an answer. Anyway Santa seem to have
adresses at Greenland,North Pole, Mora,Rovaniemi and possibly other places.
But Tomteboda is the only place bearing his name "Tomten"
http://home.swipnet.se/terminalklubben/tbabild1.htm
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 10:26 am
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Bjorn Olsson
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"Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 14:52:42 GMT, "Lennart Petersen"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>"Mimi Forsyth" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    > >>news:[email protected]...
    > >>>I have lived in Stockholm in January. Yes, it was fiercely cold & light
    > >>>only
    > >>> 9am-2pm (most of the time I went grocery shopping by streetlight). It
    > >>> wasn't
    > >>> bad, though! I loved seeing the colorfully dressed Lapps walking around
    > >>> the
    > >>> streets,
    > >>--------------------------------
    > >>They're as many as Sioux Indians on Broadway N.Y
    > >>As I've been in Stockholm now for 41 years I'm still waiting for seeing a
    > >>traditional dressed Lapp in the street. 1963 I had two working mates
    > >>being Lapps from Karesuando but they didn't use traditional dresses. Then
    > >>I've seen a few in traditional dress at Kiruna Järnvägshotell for the
    > >>Saturday evening. Perhaps one or another is found at the Skansen X-mas
    > >>market in Stockholm ?
    > >>
    > >
    > > Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    > > --
    > > Martin
    > -----------------------------
    > Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
    > Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the world
    > do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus) SE-17300
    > Tomteboda".

No way! Santa Claus lives in a little log cabin in Minnesota:

http://www.tomteboda.com/

Bjorn
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 8:25 pm
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Bjorn Olsson
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"Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Markku Grönroos" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    > >> > --
    > >> > Martin
    > >> -----------------------------
    > >> Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
    > >> Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the
    > world
    > >> do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus) SE-17300
    > >> Tomteboda".
    > >>
    > > I have always thought he resides at Korvatunturi, Finland. You must be one
    > > of those cheaters.
    > Try to send him a letter simply on behalf of your children to the above
    > adress. I'm quite sure you'll get an answer. Anyway Santa seem to have
    > adresses at Greenland,North Pole, Mora,Rovaniemi and possibly other places.
    > But Tomteboda is the only place bearing his name "Tomten"
    > http://home.swipnet.se/terminalklubben/tbabild1.htm

But the name "Tomteboda" is faked! At the location of present-day
Tomteboda there was a mideaval village named "Bolstomta" (and
swedish-speakers will realize that the "tomta" here has nothing to do
with "tomten"). The name was changed in late 19th century when the
syllables were swapped around - either by mistake or in a sneaky
attempt to be able to claim Bolstomta as the home of Santa Claus!

http://www.shorl.com/fidriprakysipe

Bjorn
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 8:47 pm
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Bjorn Olsson
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[email protected] (Rag) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > "Markku Grönroos" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > "Bjorn Olsson" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
    > > news:[email protected] om...
    > > > [email protected] (Rag) wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected] om>...
    > > > > I am planning to be in Stockholm, Sweden in the fisrt week of December
    > > > > for 4 days. The travel book says tempearture will around 30-32 Deg F,
    > > > > it will be dark and may be snow. Someone who had been to swedden
    > > > > advised me not go there in December as it will be bitter cold -10 to
    > > > > -15 degF. Is this correct? Should I cancel the trip?
    > > >
    > > > Cancel? There are plenty of museums and other indoor sights, so the
    > > > outdoor temperature doesn't matter so much. Just bring some warm
    > > > clothes and your umbrella, because it can also be well above freezing
    > > > and rain a lot.
    > > >
    > > Or one can hop into Finland where people enjoy on warm temperatures year
    > > around. For instance I will spend time in temperature being about 175F -
    > > 180F later this evening.
    >
    > Thanks. It look like Stockholm weather is same as in New York. May bit
    > dark so I may miss some of LAPP in thier costume.

Bring a flashlight just in case. And a shotgun for protection from polar bears.

For more serious advice, see:

http://www.stockholmtown.com/templat..._2023__EN.aspx

Enjoy your stay!

Bjorn
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 2:13 am
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Lennart Petersen
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"Bjorn Olsson" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
news:[email protected] om...
    > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    >> "Markku Grönroos" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    >> news:[email protected]...
    >> >
    >> > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
    >> > news:[email protected]...
    >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > Martin
    >> >> -----------------------------
    >> >> Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
    >> >> Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the
    >> world
    >> >> do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus)
    >> >> SE-17300
    >> >> Tomteboda".
    >> >>
    >> > I have always thought he resides at Korvatunturi, Finland. You must be
    >> > one
    >> > of those cheaters.
    >> Try to send him a letter simply on behalf of your children to the above
    >> adress. I'm quite sure you'll get an answer. Anyway Santa seem to have
    >> adresses at Greenland,North Pole, Mora,Rovaniemi and possibly other
    >> places.
    >> But Tomteboda is the only place bearing his name "Tomten"
    >> http://home.swipnet.se/terminalklubben/tbabild1.htm
    > But the name "Tomteboda" is faked! '
A: The name of a building can't be faked
B: It's built on the location Ingentingsskogen (the forest Ingenting and
Ingenting translates as "nothing") more exactly on the place of the royal
cottage Ingenting where the poet Bellman and the artist Sergel had their
summer vacations.
C: Santa totally ignores such things and continues to answer letters from
children.
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 2:45 am
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C-H Gustafsson
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"Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > As I've been there for the last 41 years. Those statistics seem to be
    > old as the last winters have been considerably warmer. Expect something
    > around +1C to +6C daytime.
    > Rarely we have seen snow in December.
    > No doubt it will be dark with sunrise at 9:00 and set at 15:00 with the
    > hours between typically gloomy and grey. Not exactly the best time for
    > outdoor activities but we have plenty of indoor activities incl. typical
    > X-mas activities.

It appears you live in a somewhat different Stockholm than me. :-)
This place is dark, wet and/or snowy and terrible in most ways from
November to March. In the winter, I curse the country, its people and
the stone age ancestors who chose to move from reasonably inhabitable
central Europe to this terrible place. I'll admit it is beautiful in
summer and still nice in early autumn, but Stockholm in winter (save
for the weeks just before Christmas) is not the place to be.

It can definitely be both snowy and -10C (20F) in December although it
typically hovers around freezing with either rain or wet snow that
does terrible things to your shoes. Throw in patches of ice to slip
on... Sure, it is warmer in the middle of the day but the days are
short. The city streets are usually less windy and a tad warmer than
the suburbs. Only by 1C or so, but nevertheless noticeable.

/Clas-Henrik
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 4:51 am
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Agena 2003
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non-smoking restaurants in Stockholm
http://www.smokefreeworld.com/sweden.shtml
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 5:22 am
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C-H Gustafsson wrote:

    > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >>As I've been there for the last 41 years. Those statistics seem to be
    >>old as the last winters have been considerably warmer. Expect something
    >>around +1C to +6C daytime.
    >>Rarely we have seen snow in December.
    >>No doubt it will be dark with sunrise at 9:00 and set at 15:00 with the
    >>hours between typically gloomy and grey. Not exactly the best time for
    >>outdoor activities but we have plenty of indoor activities incl. typical
    >>X-mas activities.

    > It appears you live in a somewhat different Stockholm than me. :-)
    > This place is dark, wet and/or snowy and terrible in most ways from
    > November to March. In the winter, I curse the country, its people and
    > the stone age ancestors who chose to move from reasonably inhabitable
    > central Europe to this terrible place. I'll admit it is beautiful in
    > summer and still nice in early autumn, but Stockholm in winter (save
    > for the weeks just before Christmas) is not the place to be.

    > It can definitely be both snowy and -10C (20F) in December although it
    > typically hovers around freezing with either rain or wet snow that
    > does terrible things to your shoes. Throw in patches of ice to slip
    > on... Sure, it is warmer in the middle of the day but the days are
    > short. The city streets are usually less windy and a tad warmer than
    > the suburbs. Only by 1C or so, but nevertheless noticeable.
    > /Clas-Henrik

Since you agree with the weather records and the guidebooks that the
weather will likely be around freezing and perhaps a little colder you
are recommending that the OP visit. The concern was about temperatures
of -15F or -25C.
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 7:08 pm
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"Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Bjorn Olsson" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    > news:[email protected] om...
    > > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:<[email protected]>...
    > >> "Markku Grönroos" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    > >> news:[email protected]...
    > >> >
    > >> > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
    > >> > news:[email protected]...
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    > >> >> > --
    > >> >> > Martin
    > >> >> -----------------------------
    > >> >> Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
    > >> >> Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the
    > world
    > >> >> do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus)
    > >> >> SE-17300
    > >> >> Tomteboda".
    > >> >>
    > >> > I have always thought he resides at Korvatunturi, Finland. You must be
    > >> > one
    > >> > of those cheaters.
    > >> Try to send him a letter simply on behalf of your children to the above
    > >> adress. I'm quite sure you'll get an answer. Anyway Santa seem to have
    > >> adresses at Greenland,North Pole, Mora,Rovaniemi and possibly other
    > >> places.
    > >> But Tomteboda is the only place bearing his name "Tomten"
    > >> http://home.swipnet.se/terminalklubben/tbabild1.htm
    > >
    > > But the name "Tomteboda" is faked! '
    > A: The name of a building can't be faked
    > B: It's built on the location Ingentingsskogen (the forest Ingenting and
    > Ingenting translates as "nothing") more exactly on the place of the royal
    > cottage Ingenting where the poet Bellman and the artist Sergel had their
    > summer vacations.
    > C: Santa totally ignores such things and continues to answer letters from
    > children.

Don't beleive him, kids. Your letters are answered by a Santa impostor!

Bjorn
 
Old Oct 24th 2004, 9:01 pm
  #27  
nitram
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On 25 Oct 2004 00:08:38 -0700, [email protected] (Bjorn Olsson) wrote:

    >"Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    >> "Bjorn Olsson" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    >> news:[email protected] om...
    >> > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> > news:<[email protected]>...
    >> >> "Markku Grönroos" <[email protected]> skrev i meddelandet
    >> >> news:[email protected]...
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Lennart Petersen" <[email protected]> kirjoitti viestissä
    >> >> > news:[email protected]...
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Next you'll be telling us that there is no Santa Claus :-)
    >> >> >> > --
    >> >> >> > Martin
    >> >> >> -----------------------------
    >> >> >> Sure he exists. Actually I'm working in his house, the mailterminal
    >> >> >> Tomteboda just outside Stockholm City. Children from all over the
    >> world
    >> >> >> do write letters to him at the adress "Tomten (or Santa Claus)
    >> >> >> SE-17300
    >> >> >> Tomteboda".
    >> >> >>
    >> >> > I have always thought he resides at Korvatunturi, Finland. You must be
    >> >> > one
    >> >> > of those cheaters.
    >> >> Try to send him a letter simply on behalf of your children to the above
    >> >> adress. I'm quite sure you'll get an answer. Anyway Santa seem to have
    >> >> adresses at Greenland,North Pole, Mora,Rovaniemi and possibly other
    >> >> places.
    >> >> But Tomteboda is the only place bearing his name "Tomten"
    >> >> http://home.swipnet.se/terminalklubben/tbabild1.htm
    >> >
    >> > But the name "Tomteboda" is faked! '
    >> A: The name of a building can't be faked
    >> B: It's built on the location Ingentingsskogen (the forest Ingenting and
    >> Ingenting translates as "nothing") more exactly on the place of the royal
    >> cottage Ingenting where the poet Bellman and the artist Sergel had their
    >> summer vacations.
    >> C: Santa totally ignores such things and continues to answer letters from
    >> children.
    >Don't beleive him, kids. Your letters are answered by a Santa impostor!

and a pedophile :-(((
--
Martin
 

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