|Title ID||7838||Collection ID||1036|
|Title||[Scandanavia: Stockholm; Copenhagen]|
|Keywords||Boats Bridges Buildings Holidays Lakes Passenger Vehicles Rivers Tourism Transport Travel|
|Duration||15 min. 39 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This film contains scenes of Mr and Mrs Sheppard's holiday in Scandinavia, where they visited Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
The opening part of the film is taken on board a boat and shows fellow passengers and the shoreline. There are shots of the boat pulling in along a jetty and of moored cruise ships, including one called the 'Princess Astrid'. There follow several shots of lions in a park. The animals are seen walking among visitors cars and climbing upon a Land Rover.
The film cuts back to more views seen from a boat, a Danish flag flying from the rear of the boat. There are scenes of a port and busses driving out of the front of a large cruise liner named 'Kong Frederik IX'. We see the view from the windscreen of a moving bus down a long bridge. There follow shots of various sights including a harbour and boats, statues and the view from a coach of street scenes and horse and carts.
Tourists are seen at a hill top building, which is flying amongst others the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish flags. We then see a road sign for Stockholm indicating that we have crossed into Sweden from Denmark. There are shots of a large landscaped gardens, and tourists by a river. The camera focuses on the architecture and statues lining the river banks. There are further shots taken from on board a boat, including the boat passing beneath a large bridge. Horace Sheppard's wife Dorothy is seen disembarking from the boat.
The film cuts to a road sign for Stockholm in one direction, and Oslo in another, marking the Swedish/Norwegian border. We see both Horace and Dorothy standing by the sign in turn, and a brief shot of a customs sign. Further shots include scenes of lakes and water taken from a moving vehicle, as well as statues and fountains. We see several shots of the Vigeland Museet in Oslo, a museum housing the work of artist Gustav Vigeland, a prominent Norwegian sculptor. There are also shots of a cable car traveling up a steep wooded hill, and several more views taken from on board a boat. These include shots of some heavy industry as well as other boats. We see a brief street scene with a tram coming into view, buildings and churches. There are shots of a large barge on a river. The final shots of the film show Dorothy Sheppard with friends in a car park, and through the window of a van.