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Skansen is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården. It was founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era.

The name "Skansen" has also been used as a noun to refer to other open-air museums and collections of historic structures in Poland.
The many exhibits over the 75 acre site include a full replica of an average 19th-century town, in which craftsmen in traditional dress such as tanners, shoemakers, silversmiths, bakers and glass-blowers demonstrate their skills in period surroundings. There is also an open-air zoo containing a wide range of Scandinavian animals including the bison, brown bear, moose, grey seal, lynx, otter, red fox, reindeer, wolf, and wolverine.

Well, in the December morning Skansen was almost empty, there were no people in traditional dresses, the animals were hidden somewhere (but I saw reindeers) and all the workshops were closed, I could see them only through the windows. But I liked the walk around and there are nice views on Stockholm from above.
I will upload two more pictures in Workshops.

Closer look at this street

Another street in Skansen



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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13401 W: 141 N: 34841] (157280)
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