Sunday, February 2, 2014

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle in Umeå

From Friday 31 January to Sunday, February 2 Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle attended the opening ceremony of Umeå 2014 European Capital of Culture.
The visit began at the Museum of Västerbotten where Crown Princess Couple were welcomed by President Ulrica Grubbström and then saw two exhibitions.

Then, The Crown Princess inaugurated the Sune Jonsson center for documentary photography.

The day ended with a dinner at the residence where the governor Magdalena Andersson hosted.

Saturday began with a visit to the University of Umeå artistic campus. Rector Lena Gustafsson hosted the visit. Arts Campus consists of the School of Architecture, Institute of Design, Fine Arts, Bildmuseet Humlab-X. The art center is located in a building designed by the Danish Agency Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with White Architects.

After lunch, which was held inside the Arts studio at the Institute of Design, the Crown Princess Couple and Princess Estelle visited central Umeå to see a part of all the experiences that are open to all residents and visitors in Umeå.

The next stop on the walk was Sápmi, a lounge at the Town Hall Square in Umeå where several samebys from Västerbotten are in place. The Crown Princess Couple and Princess Estelle were among the attendants.

The Crown Princess attended the opening ceremony Burning Snow which marked the official start of the European Capital of Culture year in Umeå. The ceremony took place at the Ume River, directly below the City Hall Park in central Umeå. Around 55,000 visitors had gathered.

A little note! I'm sorry for not being on for the last few days, but I'm here ready to keep updating you!

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