Hotel Norrköping in Stockholm

Hotel Norrköping in Stockholm

12 March 1851 “Since Saturday evening I am here in Stockholm, our Swedish Paris, the dance-hungry’s Eldorado. Our journey here was miserable; unfavorable road conditions for the sleigh and grey, chilly weather. We ate bad food and slept miserably in cold, unpleasant lodgings, chatted with drunk coachmen, drank mulled wine, and finally arrived frozen and exhausted to our nice and beautiful Stockholm where we took […]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

A year ago, Kerstin and I had just built our website and made a project plan for Augusta’s Journey. We had no idea what a cool year we were going to have! We started by independently doing research and making 1850s outfits. In March we made short trips to visit Augusta’s surroundings and long overdue trips to visit relatives. With summer dresses and bonnets finished, […]

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Augusta’s Visit to the Semperoper in Dresden

Augusta’s Visit to the Semperoper in Dresden

  Augusta had a deep interest in music and she had a good voice. She even had a waltz dedicated to her: “La Belle du Nord – Valse pour le Piano. Offerte à Mademoiselle Augusta Söderholm par Gustav Eklund.” Augusta took singing lessons from one of Stockholm’s famous opera singers, Mr. Isidor Dannström. He was already famous in the 1840’s along with Jenny Lind. So […]

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The Family Tesdorpf – Wine merchants in Lübeck and Norrköping

The Family Tesdorpf – Wine merchants in Lübeck and Norrköping

The Business Contacts in Lübeck We have never been to Lübeck. Nevertheless, each day, we walk the streets of Lübeck, but in the world described by Thomas Mann in his book about the family Buddenbrooks. It is a fascinating book about 4 generations of a bourgeoisie family in the old town of Lübeck in the 1800s. Augusta’s world, but in Germany! Augusta started her journey in […]

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The famous Hotel de Saxe in Dresden, Germany

The famous Hotel de Saxe in Dresden, Germany

Dresden, 9 July 1847 “Early in the morning on the 5 July, we left Berlin behind us and arrived in the evening to the so highly praised Dresden, where we are staying at Hôtel de Saxe, the city’s most splendid hotel. Our stay here at Hôtel de Saxe is very nice and I would say elegant, if I had not just arrived from Berlin, with […]

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