Millesgården

The former home of Carl Milles is now a sculpture garden dedicated to his work.

Millesgården

Millesgården is fabulous. Especially on a hot, sunny day.

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The Hand of God 1953

This was my first day in Stockholm after my travels ‘up north’ and I didn’t want to miss a moment of the sunshine by spending it indoors.

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A metro from the hostel followed by a bus journey and a 10 minute walk brought me to the former home of sculptor Carl Milles and his wife Olga. The house and the beautiful garden were given to the people of Sweden in 1936 and now form a museum and stunning sculpture garden.

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Europe and the Bull 1926

As Stockholm splashes itself across an archipelago, you’re never too far from water. Millesgården is no exception and the Baltic laps at the edges of the garden providing some lovely views.

MillesgårdenThe various parts of the garden have been designed to reflect different themes such as the Lower Terrace which was inspired by an Italian piazza (the Milleses spent many winters in Rome).

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The Aganippe Fountain 1955

The house contains art and more sculpture.

Millesgården MillesgårdenA smaller, separate, house is known as ‘Anne’s House’. This was built in the 1950s when Carl and Olga returned from living in the USA. The house was lived in by Carl’s assistant, Anne. The house has been left as it was and the rooms can be viewed through glass panels.

MillesgårdenI spent pretty much the whole day wandering around and went completely overboard with the number of photos I took.

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Spirit of Transportation 1952

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The Dancing Girls 1917

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Remus and Romulus

Millesgården’s website has a lot of information about the history of the house and garden and the stories behind the sculptures.

Author: Anne

Join me in my journey to live a life less boring, one challenge at a time. Author of the forthcoming book 'Walking the Kungsleden: One Woman's Solo Wander Through the Swedish Arctic'.

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