Sunday, February 01, 2009

IKEA...

Believe it or not... I actually went to IKEA today. My "old" IKEA in Kungens Kurva (which I also think is one of the largest ones). It was so busy! I have forgotten how people here go to IKEA on the weekends almost as entertainment... Phew.

This IKEA opened in 1965 and was round in it's shape (actually still is partly) - the arcitecth was inspired by the Guggenheim Museum in New York accordng to IKEA's website.

It was interesting to walk through IKEA with all the same names of all the items - but now people could actually pronounce them.

I can't even remember the last time I was at a Swedish IKEA - must have been more than 10 years.

(Read more about IKEA's history here - in Swedish however - too tired to try to find a link in English right now).

4 comments:

kbbryant said...

I love reading your blog but especially when you are back in Sweden!

Kathy b

Liz said...

When my brother and I were little my mom would sometimes take us to the round IKEA on rainy days. I LOVED it, especially the ball pit and the children's model rooms. Oh how I wanted a loft bed...

Petra H said...

Vi ska till Ikea i Malmö på söndag - där vi åt lunch på vår bröllopsdag ;-) Vi ska även till Ikea i Zaragoza om några veckor, vet inte om Ikea-token O även vill åka till Ikea i Bryssel... Enough already, ha ha!

JaCal said...

Kathy - thank you! I try to keep up even when I'm in Sweden - even it's usually pretty intense days.

Liz - yes, it sure was more of an "adventure". I loved going to and it sure was part of my childhood to "go to IKEA".

Petra H - ;-) Härligt att vara med en IKEA-tok - önskar jag hade en här hemma... ;-)