People from Lund ルンドから人々

This weekend we had visitors from Lund, a town in the southern part of Sweden. My good old friend Linn brought her flatmates and friends up to Gothenburg for an exciting weekend with partying, sightseeing and great food.
週末に南スウェーデンにあるルンドという町から訪問があった。高校時代の友人リンちゃんと彼女の友達が面白いパーティーや観光、うまい食べ物のためヨーテボリに来てくれた。
We walked around town a lot and also visited the Göteborg Natural History Museum (Naturhistoriska). They have infinite amounts of displayed dead conserved animals, some extinct and some just incredibly huge. Like the whale for example that was found stranded close to Gothenburg in the 19th century. Some crazy scientist kept all the skin, made a model of the skeleton in wood and dressed it in the skin again. That very model is preserved, along with the real skeleton, at the museum. It’s quite creepy but fascinating as well. And then there’s the African elephant that was shot and brought home by a Swedish conservator in 1948. It’s humongous and very impressive.
町で散歩した以外、ヨーテボリ自然史博物館にも行った。そこに剥製された動物がありえないほどいっぱいある。絶滅した種かまたはただ本当に大きな奴もあった。たとえば、ヨーテボリで19世紀にヨーテボリ海岸で打ち上げられた鯨の本物の体。だれかが鯨の肌を守って、骨格の木製コピーを作って、その肌を木製モデルに張った。そのモデルと本物の骨格は博物館にある。ちょっと怖いが面白い。後は1948年にスウェーデン人によって撃たれて、ヨーテボリに持ってこられたアフリカの象。本当に巨大で印象的だ。
But some of the small animals are just as impressive. Like this turtle, how inspiring isn’t this shell? I’d like a dress with this pattern.
でも、小さい動物の中、とても印象的な種もある。たとえばこの亀、鎧が素晴らしくない?この柄のワンピースが欲しい。
The rest of the weekend was spent hanging around, taking walks, having cake and just enjoying the great weather and the sunshine. I hope the Lundanians will come back soon!
博物館に行ったこと以外、散歩したり、ケーキを食べたり、日なたでゆっくりをした。ルンドの人々がまた近いうちに来てほしい!

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