After spending a week in London, I embarked on yet another adventure through Western Europe. I made my way to Sweden (and Scandinavia, in general) for the first time. I've heard such wonderful things about Stockholm so I was really excited to finally have the chance to explore the city. We ventured around Gamla Stan, the old city, and Skeppsholmen, where the modern art and architecture museums are. If you're ever there, I recommend doing the two on the same day. It emphasizes the fascinatingly stark contrast between the medieval cobblestoned streets of the former and the innovative brashness of the latter.
But if I were to sum up my first impression of Stockholm in one word it would be: wet. Composed of 14 islands, water is literally everywhere, and the importance of maritime industry is clear. On top of that, it rained intermittently throughout the day. Needless to say, it was tricky maneuvering a camera whilst clutching onto a flimsy umbrella for dear life. But I have to say I like the wonderful misty quality the weather lent to the pictures.
Enjoy the pictures after the jump!
|Throwing up a peace sign in front of the Nobel Peace Prize Museum. Get it? :)|