Monday, September 27, 2010

Greta Garbo in Stockholm

Whenever I'm in Stockholm, I try to find the time to walk through Södra Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) and visit my grandmother's grave. I grew up next to the cemetery so this is my well known grounds to me. 

Since 1999, not far from my grandmother (who passed about a decade earlier), Greta Garbo is buried here. Greta Garbo grew up in Stockholm but lived most of her life in the US - and between 1941 and the time of her death in April 1990, no one hardly saw her. It took a 9-year legal battle to decide on where she should rest

She is now resting in a quiet glade in this beautiful cemetery and someone has always put fresh flowers by her grave.


Anna, Fair and True said...

Så skönt att de kom överens till slut så hon fick sin vila!

J | Swedish Alien said...

Ja - 9 år är ju helt förskräckligt länge. De hittade dock en vacker plats - har du varit där och promenerat? Om inte måste du ta en vinter utflykt dit!

Ms. Adventuress said...

I love this so much...and Swedish cemetaries are always so beautiful and serene.