It was absolutely an eye-opening and mind-blowing experience to visit Millesgården which was built between 1906 and 1908 on Lidingö, a large island near Stockholm as Carl Milles' private residence and workspace and is now turned into an art museum and sculpture garden.
Carl Milles (23 June 1875 – 19 September 1955) a Swedish sculptor, was known for his playful, irreverent, naked, and nearly cartoonish figure, giant-sized sculptures.
His famous works are The Meeting of the Waters in St. Louis, the Poseidon statue in Gothenburg, the Gustaf Vasa statue at the Nordic Museum and the Orpheus group outside the Stockholm Concert Hall.
The museum has various areas: the upper, middle and lower terraces, the studio, the gallery, the maison and the restaurant and gift shop, each area has different collection and atmosphere, chances are you will easily indulge in a wonderful moment at any part of it.
Millesgården is perfect for visiting during spring and summer time because of its vibrant floral garden but the winter scenes there, the overwhelming sculptures erect in the white snow, are unquestionably devastating! On top of that, the museum dwells on a cliff of Lidingön island, it is an utter sensation to gaze in amazement the spectacular view of Stockholm city.
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