Stockholm, Sweden

  • Date
  • 26 September 1999

Millesgarden, on the island of Lidingo, was home to Carl Milles, who is considered Sweden’s premier sculpture of the 20th century. The gardens and terraces are filled with his sculptures – set on several levels with stone steps connecting one extraordinary vista to another.

Upon entering, I was astounded by the vast quantity of attractive, interesting and enormous sculptures on the grounds. Also on display inside Milles’ home is his collection of art from ancient Greece and Rome, medieval times and the renaissance. On the grounds, there is a shop filled with small replicas, post cards, posters, books and a café serving coffee, espresso, sandwiches and sweets. An exhibition center will open in 2000.