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Old January 26th, 2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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Visby, Sweden

Visbyis an old town that for a while use to belong to the hansa(germans). It's located on the island of Gotland which is one of two big limestone islands in the Baltic Sea. It's a cute little town.





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Old January 26th, 2005, 08:09 PM   #2
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i really wanna visit visby, it is a whikkid summer town, party all summer long, drink til your liver dies
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Old January 26th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #3
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It looks like a cool town to me.
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Old January 27th, 2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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Besides old architecture it is also quite interesting the typical houses in Visby. Which one is more typical for Visby, or Sweden in general:

This (on the right)
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or this (down in the centre):
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Old January 27th, 2005, 12:56 PM   #5
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amazing, the city is soroud bi medieval wals correct?
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Old January 27th, 2005, 01:35 PM   #6
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Such things are really nice. The real richness of the world...
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Old January 27th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #7
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I wouldn't call it cute,
but it has a strong beauty,
like if it is some lost city of giants
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Old January 27th, 2005, 11:33 PM   #8
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It depends on where you are.
In northern sweden you got the red wooden houses and further south they're yellow, and in the most southern part they're white


our houses are mostly red or yellow.
http://muntwiler.piranho.ch/photoalb...ge02/lund1.jpg
http://muntwiler.piranho.ch/photoalb...e02/ystad2.jpg

Every place got its own style.
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Old January 28th, 2005, 06:07 PM   #9
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Quite some ruins in Visby. Isn't the towns overrun by tourists btw?
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Old January 28th, 2005, 06:08 PM   #10
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Swedes should be very happy to have islands: Gotland and Oland.
We in Poland must be happy with our small coast islands Wolin and Uznam:/
I must visit Swedish islands. I was travelling by ship between Scandinavian Peninsula and Gotland and I see both Gotland and Oland from ship, but it's not the same as visit them by foot
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Old January 29th, 2005, 03:11 AM   #11
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Yes there are quite a lot of tourists on Gotland and Öland but the landscpae is unique.


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Swedes should be very happy to have islands: Gotland and Oland.
We in Poland must be happy with our small coast islands Wolin and Uznam:/
We are! many swedes/finnish have given their lives for the islands, but that was more then 200 years ago, thankfully! You know just outside The wall of Visby a terrible battle was fought some 700 years ago. Danish knights against farmers from Gotland. The peasents had no chanse. It was a real massacre.
every sumer they hold a medieval week on Visby. The whole city gets medieval, everybody wear medieval cloths, almost everybody.



Gotland got a very nice summer climate, sunny and almost never any rain.

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Old January 29th, 2005, 04:54 AM   #12
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Seems to be a lovely, small old town. I liked those ruins the most. This is something you can't find in Finland.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 12:47 PM   #13
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You cant find the landscape anywhere either so Öland and Gotland aren't very scandinavish, the nature is weird

the seriously
http://www.raa.se/kmb/image.asp?id=11534&size=large
öland
öland
öland

The lime stone is very heavy, so the landscape seems dead but there are orchids everywhere.. You find things there that only grow there.
Not very scandinavian at all

Gotland
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great coast line - it's so various
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Just Great. I felt in the old times.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:13 PM   #16
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Yepp, Visby is grrreat
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Damn, this thread just convinced me to go over to Visby with my bike for a week or so next summer.
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visby panorama by Dahlén, on Flickr

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Visby, Gotland -7- by Francesco Ficarola, on Flickr

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Visby-356.jpg by J. Andrew Walker, on Flickr

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1Visby 94t by tore22, on Flickr
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Old April 6th, 2014, 01:09 AM   #19
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Visby par CarlÖhrn, sur Flickr


Visby-266.jpg par J. Andrew Walker, sur Flickr


Visby par CarlÖhrn, sur Flickr

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Visby by julianbenner, on Flickr


Visby MTV 2013-2 par jonas_evertsson, sur Flickr
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