Sweden Cultural Exchange trip, June 2013 Click any image to enlarge. Once enlarged, click the smaller images at bottom to move forward or backward through the gallery. June 21 — Everyone has arrived at Newark Airport and is ready to go!! Patrick is very excited to go to Sweden. — Patrick Citrano at Newark Liberty International Airport. Very, very excited. Watching Patrick do headstands and waiting to board the plane for Sweden. — Taryn Urban, Natalie Tietjen and Kelly Scheper. Hannah Katherine, Kelly Scheper and Pam Ramsden. Erin Eileen B and Patrick Citrano. Natalie Tietjen and Taryn Urban. Waiting to board the train from Copenhagen to Gothenburg. — Patrick Citrano, Hannah Katherine, Anastasia Meccia and Kelly Scheper. On the train with the big blue thing that Anastasia brought with her. — Anastasia Meccia and Kelly Scheper. At the host church and waiting for instructions and our host families. — Louise Pasciuto, Anastasia Meccia, Sara Elizabeth, Erin Eileen B and Kelly Scheper. The sky at 9:30pm. It was a cloudy day but it was still light outside. The sky at 10:30pm! June 22, Midsummer Holiday Celebration — Patrick Citrano and Maura Cuddihy. Tradional midsummer meal -salmon — with Sara Elizabeth. It was raining so the Maypole procession happened in fellowship hall Natalie Tietjen, Erin Eileen B and Sara Elizabeth. Taryn Urban. Natalie Tietjen and Maura Cuddihy. Went on foot to search for candy, but guess what? The local candy store is closed because of the midsummer holiday!! So we took the bus and went to the ultimate candy store. The guard of the candy. With Natalie Tietjen and Taryn Urban. Natalie and Hannah have already found their candy. Taryn Urban. Louise Pasciuto and Natanael Reyes. At the Host Church — Kyle Elphick, Erin Eileen B, Hannah Katherine, Kelly Scheper, Jake Mulick, Patrick Citrano and Pam Ramsden. Arriving in Goteborg Centrum – listening to Pastor Anders and Magnus (Youth Director) about the town Shopping time in the square Patrick Citrano eating a chocolate from the shop Lunch at a Swedish Meatball place – though some folks had pasta! Sara holds the computer so that Kelly can register for her College classes Town Square and the statue of the King Moster faces! Action poses! Patrick Citrano, Kelly DiGeronimo and Michael Hardenberg Sara Elizabeth, Sandra Calvert Nathans, Maura Cuddihy, Louise Pasciuto, Lydia Nathans and Natalie Tietjen Beginning of the Rock Worship Service. Magnus wrote all of the music. Day 5 – A trip to the lovely island of Mastrand (20 miles north of Goteborg) Gathering at the ferry – no cars allowed on Mastrand The ferry Kyle Elphick, Maura Cuddihy, Kelly DiGeronimo and Louise Pasciuto Climbing the hill to see the 17th-century fort. Louise Pasciuto, Michael Hardenberg and Kelly DiGeronimo Michael Hardenberg, Louise Pasciuto and Patrick Citrano The view from the castle – look for the sailboats! Lydia Nathans Kelly Scheper, Sara Elizabeth and Natalie Tietjen Planking in Mastrand – for Adriana Vasa Museum, Stockholm; pictures taken by Anastasia Meccia Whose well-traveled shoes are those? Lydia Nathans and Patrick Citrano Patrick Citrano inspects the armaments. Last day in Stockholm Sara Elizabeth and Anastasia Meccia in front of the Royal Palace Michael Hardenberg and Patrick Citrano Old Town & Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace Changing of the Guard – Taken by Patrick who is standing on a pole to get above the crowds! The military band plays. Lunch at a café….Teen-approved food including lasagna, sandwiches and soup. Even Mrs. Ramsden was scary…. and notice Maura and Jake talking to the stranger behind them… Parliament Hannah Katherine and Patrick Citrano on the way back to our friends in Goteborg. Morning, June 29 — Listening to Anders and Magnus talking about the upcoming day The Organ Crawl – I (Barbara Piercy) was pleased to have Michael C. and Michael H. come with me!! Also, Ulrika, Bacon and Markus. The second church – this is where our host, Peter, is the full-time musician. The organist who was with us just finished his doctorate in organ and liturgy from Goteborg University. An attempt at creating the most exact replica of a Baroque organ… …A new installation from early 2000s Here is the organ builder. He has built an organ for Eastman School of Music and Cornell University. June 30 — Liseberg Park Included are Lydia Nathans, Erin Eileen B, Sara Elizabeth, Anastasia Meccia, Kelly Scheper, Natalie Tietjen and Patrick Citrano Lots of fish. (Caviar on the spoons) More fish! Copenhagen Central Station The early morning train crew is treated to lunch by Mrs. P — with Louise Pasciuto, Natalie Tietjen, Patrick Citrano and Sara Elizabeth. Paying to Pee at the Copenhagen Train Station — with Patrick Citrano, Taryn Urban and Louise Pasciuto. City Hall in Copenhagen Michael Colavita, Kyle Elphick, Patrick Citrano, Noel Piercy, Jake Mulick and Michael Hardenberg Kelly DiGeronimo, Louise Pasciuto, Kyle Elphick and Jake Mulick Kelly Scheper, Anastasia Meccia, Sara Elizabeth, Hannah Katherine, Maura Cuddihy, Louise Pasciuto, Natalie Tietjen, Patrick Citrano, Kyle Elphick, Erin Eileen B, Taryn Urban, Michael Colavita, Jake Mulick, Kelly DiGeronimo and Michael Hardenberg Anastasia Meccia and Hannah Katherine Hannah Katherine Urinetown is your town where your hopeless down and out! — with Anastasia Meccia, Erin Eileen B, Hannah Katherine and Taryn Urban. To be or not to be… A meal fit for a king Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.