On Friday, March 14th, we five girls from Sweden went to Drottningholm Castle to take photos and interview.
We needed information about the World Heritage, so that we would have materials with us to Madrid. One of our project leaders, Jonas, came long with us. Half past nine we left by car. Upon arrival at the castle we met our guide. Her name is Helena and she told us many different things about the castle of which we took pictures and had an interview with her. She told us about kings and queens; and why she worked with this job; and her thoughts about working at the castle. She told us that the present king and his immediate family live in the southern part of the castle. It’s pretty cool actually, that we were in the castle where they live although not exactly in that section (no one is allowed to go there!)
Helena showed us among other things, the library, a classy bedroom chamber and the lovely gardens.
We also saw “Kina Slott” or in English “China Castle” which lies a ten minute walk away from castle. However, it was closed when we were visiting Drottningholm (The Queen’s Island), so we couldn’t go in. The outside part of the tiny castle is nothing like any other castle. It is also in a very unique style which does not resemble any other castle. The “China Castle” is in the Chinese style. We wondered how it looked inside…
That was what we were up to that day and we can say that it was really a fun day!
Happy wishes from,
Emelie - Johanna - Madeleine - Jessica - Julia.
The castle guards
Like I have mentioned previously we interviewed Helena and we also succeed to get an interview with a castle guard. What is also very exciting was we managed to be present when it was the changing of guards! It looked very rigid as in the movies.