I can imagine reading a book on a summer afternoon in this area.

I can imagine reading a book on a summer afternoon in this area.

This is my second time to visit Millesgården in Lidingö, an art museum and sculpture garden that was once the home of big-time scupltor Carl Milles and his wife, artist Olga Milles. Both artists are buried there.

The first time I visited, it was for pleasure, with my aunt who came as a tourist to Sweden. My daughter was then small, newly-born, so I went around the grounds with a baby carriage.

The second time, it was to mix business with pleasure. I went to the vernissage of a glass exhibit with experimental glass artists Fredrik Nielsen and Matilda Kästel. I enjoyed Millesgården better this time, probably because I didn’t have to tug around a baby carriage. 🙂 After enjoying the exhibit, we walked around the huge garden, and checked out the ground’s houses.

We ate lunch at the charming little restaurant in the garden. My editor warmly recommended it. Lunch was expensive, at around 500 crowns for two plates, three drinks and a dessert, but the taste was good, and the clientele very bourgeois.

My aunt is coming back to Sweden. I can imagine her and Tuwa enjoying one bright summer day there.