Sweden's Oldest Town
-- Founded in 980, Sigtuna was the political and
cultural center of Viking Sweden until the university town of Uppsala was established
20km to the north. The 1225 remains of St Olov, a Dominican Monastery, is
seen at left, sharing the same grounds as the functioning Church of St
Mary (Mariakyrkan). Shown above is the oldest street of Sweden, Stora
Gatan, still plied by merchants and visitors today.
These photos are taken with the Canon G1 digital camera.