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    Oldest house
    by El_Sueco
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    Karlstad - Center [Own photo]
    by Porteplume
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    Oldest house

    by El_Sueco Updated Sep 16, 2003
    Oldest house

    Favorite thing: This house is the oldest house in Arvika. It is in private custody and not shown to the public. Just take a look outside.
    You will find it on Fabriksgatan.
    (It has a name I in this writing moment have forgotten, I will complete this later)

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    City scene (6)

    by El_Sueco Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    The Pharmacy

    Favorite thing: City scene not far from the market place and the railway station.
    The houses are from different epoches.
    In the city there are still many houses of wood, mainly 2-story houses constructed in the middle of 19th century, but this house I have learnt is a new constructed one, after a big fire some years ago. But the balconys look nice!

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    • Architecture

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    Swedish Paradise

    by Porteplume Written Feb 25, 2003

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    [Web Info-photo]

    Favorite thing: .
    Français:
    C'est l'omniprésence de la nature qui fait l'attrait de Glaskogen par dessus tout et nous attire tout spécialement...
    Cette Réserve Naturelle se situe à quelques 75 km à l'ouest de Karlstad .

    English:
    More than anything else, it's nature that makes Glaskogen such a special place for us...
    This Natural Reserve is situated about some 75 km west from Karlstad .

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Hantverksmagasinet

    by El_Sueco Updated Dec 13, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Newly renovated after the flooding of Glafsfjorden in 2000, in this house you can meet some of the painters and handicraft artists and their works.
    There are two workshops.
    The exhibitors are also to be seen in their home studios.
    Open during tourist season.

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    Flooding

    by El_Sueco Updated Dec 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: In autumn 2000 the lake Glafsfjorden flooded. In a serie of miscalculation, optimistic thinking by energy companies (water is used to make electric energy), unpredicted precipitation etc the lake level rised from +45 m over sea level till at the most +48,36 m the 30 Nov 2000.
    The lake has a great area 102 km2, so it was not possible to let the water out rapidly through the narrow rivers downstreams.
    The city center was endangered, but with great efforts and voluntary work, the water was held outside the city center, by putting up barriers (with a new emergency type of barrier that succeded to stop the water).
    At the harbour lake level was about 70 cm over the ground (se foto).
    Damages were caused by the water but has now been remedied.

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    City scene (5)

    by El_Sueco Updated Dec 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Small villa quarter, not far from the city center.
    Modern houses.
    In the back ground you can see the great lake Glafsfjorden.
    Distances are never long in this city. The terrain is inclinated so one has easy to find the right direction (you just go "up" or "down" or "left" or "right", or whatever way you define it)

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    Green Spots in Arvika

    by Porteplume Written Sep 16, 2002

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    Arvika: Typical Red Wooden Houses - [Own photo]

    Favorite thing: .
    ENGLISH:
    Our first impression visiting Arvika was mostly guided by the many *Green Spots* the city is offering: Flowers And trees everywhere...
    We parked in front of side the little harbour and a beautiful park with flowers and sculptures. Just walk in the streets and parks and relax yourself. The atmosphere is really wonderfull !
    We've also seen many museums, art galleries and little shops offering craftmanship presents.
    There are a lot of campinggrounds, B&B and hotels. (See Tip about our Paradise: Glaskogen, Natural reserve)

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    Gla Forest Card

    by Porteplume Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Gla Forest card is your ticket to the facilities of the area. With this card, you can use wind breaks, resting-places, overnight cabins, firewood, dustbins and dry closets. The entire amount paid for it will be spent on cleaning and maintaining the area.
    .
    Prices: 24 hours SEK 25/person
    Yearly season-ticket SEK 300/person, SEK 500/family

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    City scene (7)

    by El_Sueco Written Dec 13, 2002

    Favorite thing: The central part of the town is little, the houses are put in rectangular blocks, and you will soon reach some residential areas.

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    City scene (2)

    by El_Sueco Updated Dec 13, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Torggatan starts by the Bird man (at Torget) and ends up at the Trinity church.
    As was observed several times this street is used for scateboards by youngsters.

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    City scene (3)

    by El_Sueco Updated Dec 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: As in many minor cities in Sweden houses in the 20th century was constructed two(/three)-storeys and designed in timber/wood.

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    City scene (4)

    by El_Sueco Updated Dec 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: A more city-like street, with houses constructed by bricks and plaster facades.
    (The morning sun is just awakening, it is November and the sun is standing low at 10 o´clock in the morning)

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    Karlstad is situated half way...

    by Porteplume Updated Sep 14, 2002

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    Karlstad - Center [Own photo]

    Favorite thing: City nearby:
    Karlstad is situated half way between Oslo and Stockholm on the northern shore of Lake Vänern in the county of Värmland.

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