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Old 08-09-2015, 11:09 AM
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Bunte has walked at the Solliden Palace garden on Victoria's birthday, video:
Victoria von Schweden Spaziergang durch Ihren Märchen-Garten!

Nice photo from a little different angle than normally
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...46652176_n.jpg
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:21 AM
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Leo Eriksson, the Director of Administration of Solliden, told to Svensk Damtidning some weeks ago, that the king and queen have been very involved with the renovations made to the Palace during the years. As soon one shows the technical drawing to the king, he sees the big picture. And the queen as eye to technical solutions. The king and queen want to keep the Palace intact and very easy and modest, there isn't any luxury in it. When the staff of the kitchen at Drottningholm Palace arrives to Solliden, they are staying at so called drivers' house. Eriksson tells also that the royal children still have their rooms at the Palace, although they are not staying there. He has never seen a TV at the Palace, or at any of the guest houses at the Palace area. While the Palace park is open for public, the family is staying at the boat house, Kavaljershuset or Victoria's and Daniel's summer house. There is a big table at the boat house, it can take thirty people.
Eriksson tells that Estelle and Leonore are playing at the old playhouse of the Haga princesses and that there is already a secret path which is planned to be named after the children of Carl Philip and Sofia. There are already prinsessan Estelles promenad (princess Estelle's promenade) and prinsessan Leonores promenad from Solliden to Borgholm. Eriksson thinks that it is great that Victoria and Daniel have chosen to establish themselves to the Solliden estate, and he hopes that Carl Philip and Sofia will do that too.

Svensk Damtidning writes that the Palace is about 400 square meters. It is white outside but not so light at the inside at all with a lot of dark wood used at the Palace.

Video from the Palace Facebook, a "waterfall", with Solliden's own water.
https://www.facebook.com/40408215642...type=2&theater
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:04 PM
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A photo from Solliden, lovely glass doors with the king's and queen's monogram. The garden was today open for the last day of this summer. It is open for 4 days at the Harvest festival on 24-27 September.
https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...21&oe=56AADDF5
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:14 AM
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A photo from Solliden, lovely glass doors with the king's and queen's monogram. The garden was today open for the last day of this summer. It is open for 4 days at the Harvest festival on 24-27 September.
https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...21&oe=56AADDF5
Would love to see that. Might we have pictures of the festival?
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:35 AM
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Would love to see that. Might we have pictures of the festival?
I think they might publish some photos at their Facebook.
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I think they might publish some photos at their Facebook.
Thank you, LadyFinn.
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:05 AM
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Here is a TV-program from german TV "Öland - Schwedens königliche Insel" (Öland - Sweden's Royal Island).
It has two clips from Solliden
04.20-09.00 the park is shown, the chief gardener is interviewed, the king is also interviewed shortly
39.42- to the end, Victoria's birthday celebration
Öland - Schwedens königliche Insel _ NDR.de - Fernsehen - Sendungen A-Z - Mare TV
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Here is a TV-program from german TV "Öland - Schwedens königliche Insel" (Öland - Sweden's Royal Island).
It has two clips from Solliden
04.20-09.00 the park is shown, the chief gardener is interviewed, the king is also interviewed shortly
39.42- to the end, Victoria's birthday celebration
Öland - Schwedens königliche Insel _ NDR.de - Fernsehen - Sendungen A-Z - Mare TV
So many thanks for this, LadyFinn! I am loving it.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:43 AM
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Harvest celebration in Solliden, the Palace park is open from Thursday to Sunday. You can buy potatoes, carrots, apples ... and have a nice cup of coffee at Kaffetorpet.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...04082156424339
Sunset on Thursday evening.
https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...a6&oe=5690DB3C
Today there was a special guided tour with gardener Eva who told about Autumn Work at Solliden.
https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...96&oe=569A21BF
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Old 10-12-2015, 12:33 PM
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Aerial photos from Solliden estate, taken on 7th October by photographer Suvad Mrkonjic. The Palace, Kavaljershuset, Victoria's and Daniel's summer house, the boat house and the tennis court.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:22 AM
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Apple picking time in Solliden. They tell at their Facebook, that queen Victoria planted about 2500 fruit trees to Solliden, and today there about 200 of those trees still in Solliden.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...04082156424339

Greenhouses are getting full when flowers are moved inside from the park.
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Thank you for the updates, LadyFlinn. I love them.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:32 AM
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Autumn in Solliden, photo gallery from Palace's Facebook.
Sollidens slott - Höst på Solliden.
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Do those apples go to Royal kitchens and/or get sold to visitors ?
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:54 AM
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Autumn in Solliden, photo gallery from Palace's Facebook.
Sollidens slott - Höst på Solliden.
Lovely!
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:58 PM
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Do those apples go to Royal kitchens and/or get sold to visitors ?
According to the text at the photos they make äppelmust (a non-alcoholic cider) of the apples. That is sold at Kaffetorpet (Cottage Café) in Solliden.
Food & coffee _ Sollidens Slott
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Old 12-04-2015, 04:31 AM
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From the Facebook of Solliden Palace:
At the private parts of Solliden, there are about 40 fallow deers.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...04082156424339

Solliden's old gate to Alvaret against the autumn sky.
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Now it is winter also in Solliden, finally there is some snow. Photos from the Palace Facebook:
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b2&oe=5712377F
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...f4&oe=56FC0677
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Do they hunt the fallow deer?
Deer is hunted in Sweden only during certain time frames. Most common deer is the roe deer. The fallow deer is not as common.
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