This weekend we were in a small town in northwest Sweden. The main part of town, which consists of about 2 or 3 roads, is very empty. It’s often a bit eerie and like a ghost town. Even the locals share the same opinion, as we noticed from this sign with “Centrum” (center) in quotes:
There are only two hotels in the town. I will admit that the hotel we did not stay in looked very nice and we had a nice dinner there. However, the cheaper hotel that we chose certainly had character! Here is the outside:
We asked family members in town if they thought it would be ok to park our car on the street outside the hotel overnight. We didn’t want to get a ticket. That got a huge laugh from the table. Apparently parking tickets don’t exist here.
I would have taken a picture of our room, but it just can’t be captured through photography. You have to be there to feel the essence of the place. Instead I got a picture of some of the hallway decorations.
When you consider the scenery outside the window, which is a ghost town covered in snow, the above framed picture becomes very funny.
But the poster on the stairs was my husband’s favorite:
Apparently there used to be some big plans for this place.
Unfortunately I missed the picture of the old movie theater in someone’s house and the restaurant that shares a building with a funeral parlor. Maybe next time.