About two visits to Pildammsparken. The park is 2014 celebrating 100 years
since the Baltic Expo 1914, with information and the 'Blomstergatan'
(Flower street) at Margareta Pavilion
has been recreated according to Crown Princess Margareta's ideas.
May 26, 2014
Taking the train to the Triangeln. Go up the south end. Smedjegatan walk
towards Pildammsparken. But, no park is seem. Brings up the map. Looks
confused on it. Malmö is not my forte. A man stops and asks kindly what
is looked for. "Pildammsparken". "It's over there" and he points in the
opposite direction. Somewhat embarrassing. Go there and enter the park through
the north-west entrance. Should be a restaurant nearby, walk along the
large pond towards the former water tower. Closed and deserted. Turn and go the
opposite direction. Will visit the Flower street "Blomstergatan" and Margareta
Pavilion. There are plenty of geese at the pond.
Passing a water staircase and a muscular naked man who stands as memorial to
the Baltic exhibition 1914. Passing a path with wall like trimmed trees. Coming to
Blomstergatan leading to Margareta Pavilion. There one is in the process of changing
spring to summer splendor. They recreate the flower beds after Crown Princess Margareta ideas
a hundred years ago. A large picture shows how it looked back then. In the end
of the street lies Margareta Pavilion with information about the Crown
Princess. In front is a plantation with a bridal crown. In the open-air theater
behind the embankment at the pavilion is it worked on the stage.
Alongside the pavilion is a restaurant and cafe, take coffee and apple pie.
Moving on through the rose garden, becomes beautiful when the roses bloom, too
early yet. Pass by "children's garden" where children helped with the
planting. Continuing through the wall like trimmed trees to Plate "Tallriken",
a large open circular lawn area with vertical straight walls of beech
around. Inside the grove stands a monument in stone from the Baltic
exhibition. Back to the big pond, out in the water are fountains, a duck
family and greylag geese with downy chicks. Walking around the pond, people
sitting in the nice weather, past training equipment. Gulls quarrel on pieces
Leaving the park, walking through the Castle Park to Slottsträdgårdens cafe
where the excursion ends with an asparagus risotto. A jackdaw is looking for a
July 12, 2014
This time is there no need of the map or the help of a friendly man. Now the
spring plantings has been replaced by summer flower beds. In the bridal crown
at the Margareta Pavilion is blooming cathedral bells. Children's Garden
flower. Goes another round at the Plate with its walls of beech. Eat a good
lunch at the restaurant at Margareta Pavilion. At the lawn is a statue of a
girl with flowers. On the stage of hte open air theater behind the pavilion
seems one to put up or take down after a performance. Go past the water stairs
where it also bloom in the flower beds. On the way to the station Triangeln is
one almost run over by runners in SMmilen, Swedish Championship in road running.