... a lot of miles in Europe and a lot of years in America, as they say.
Being guided around beautiful and compact Stockholm by ex-Aussie Swede friend Ian he led me into this private and little room left over from the original cathedral. The painting on the ceiling is 13th century but the room is much older. "The Lutheran Church in Sweden started here" says Ian breezing through a millennium or two of history.
Sometimes we take all this for granted don't we? Last time I visited Stepping Stones school I gave all the students a (real!) Roman coin. There aren't many times you get to own something from 500ad are there?. . . Ian uses the old room for choir practice by the way!