Less than a hundred years ago, the general public picnicked on the White House lawn whenever it wanted to.
Apparently, the general public can still picnic on the lawns of the various royal residences of Sweden. You can even wander aimlessly on the grounds of, say, Uriksdal Palace late on a Sunday evening, in the dead of winter, clutching a bottle of champagne and searching desperately for the greenhouses where a birthday party is going on.
The Swedish word for the day is trädgård. It means garden.
- by Francis S.