A walk through historic Örebro

My dear mama and I have just come back from the nearby town of Örebro. We went there yesterday to a concert with a Swedish folk music group, (they played a kind of modernized folk music, it was very good!) and since it got quite late we stayed the night with my grandmother who lives there. It isn’t far, but we were in no mood for driving back anyway.

This morning we walked about town looking in shop windows (alas mostly in the windows as the majority of the smaller shops that we looked at were closed today) and also taking pictures of some of the beautiful houses Örebro has to offer. One part of the city, Wadköping, is a very picturesque part, the main street looks like this:

Wadköping mainstreet

A pretty street lamp.
Street lamp in Wadköping

Snow piles like this one is not an unusual sight these days around here.
Pile of snow in Wadköping

And everywhere you see signs about the danger of snow and ice falling from the roofs. Or like here, where they have put up some planks to stop people from walking too close to where they snow could fall.

Snow on the roof in Wadköping

There are many very pretty houses in Wadköping, but this one I think is the prettiest one of all! Look at that veranda, isn’t it just divine?!
Pretty house in Wadköping

A close-up of the veranda. I want a veranda like that! *sigh…*
Close-up of pretty house in Wadköping

In another part of Örebro we saw this old bank building. I don’t believe it is used as a bank anymore. I wish banks still looked like this though, it’s so much prettier than the boring buildings they use today!
Riksbanken in Örebro

And then of course I had to pose by the big Örebro castle as well. This impressive 700 year old building is located right in the middle of the city. I think it’s a really cool one!
Örebro castle

Hope you have enjoyed my little tour of some of Örebro’s historic buildings. 😉 I should add though, that unfortunately not all of the city looks like this…

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5 Responses to A walk through historic Örebro

  1. Alyssa W. says:

    What lovely old buildings, and that veranda is amazing! 🙂 Thanks for sharing pictures from your day! It’s fun to see what it looks like where you live.


  2. oh wow, these pictures are so very pretty! Thank you for posting them! 😀 😀 😀

  3. Aurora says:

    Thank you! I’m glad you liked them!

  4. Camilla says:

    I also loved that veranda. It must be so nice living near so much beautiful architecture. Thank-you for posting pictures of your day!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for the lovely tour. It is so fun to see your surroundings there. I, too, liked that veranda. I hope you can have one like it one day. 🙂

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