Stockholm // March 2013

Stockholm was the final stop for my solo trip in March and it made for a lovely finale. Although it was absolutely FREEZING there (in the evenings I would have to stop inside shops every five minutes or so just to warm up) I spent a fantastic four days exploring the city and meeting some wonderful people. It is a very picturesque city and I took more than 350 photos there! Although it was a little surprising how expensive things were, the good definitely outweighed the bad and I returned with my sister in May.

A few highlights:

  • Stockholm has an INCREDIBLE national history museums, one of my favorites that I’ve ever been in. There are very few glass cases, even around the ancient runes and artifacts, which I felt gives you a more personal experience. The history more easily comes alive in such a setting. Upstairs, you follow a timeline on the floor that leads you through Sweden’s history; the artifacts/rooms correspond with the dates on the floor. It was really cool.
  • I was recommended to Hermitage, a superb vegetarian buffet. I may or may not have gone there for lunch every day while I was there… But really, the food was divine and healthy, the restaurant was super cute, and the staff was friendly and helpful.
  • I randomly stopped into a church in Gamla Stan, the Old Town, (I sure love European churches) and it was almost completely deserted except for a group of five singers, a violinist, and a cellist. They were practicing for a Bach concert that they were putting on that night. I sat listening for what must have been half an hour…it was absolutely beautiful, what with church acoustics already being magnificent and the building being nearly empty on top of that. I felt like I had a free private concert.
  • The Photography Museum was beautiful, and I was lucky enough to go the day a Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit opened. If you aren’t familiar with his work (I wasn’t before that day), you should look him up. His photos were beautiful and filled with emotion. I left very inspired to take more pictures!
  • I watched the sunset over the ocean twice. The colors were beautiful. The frigidity of the evening somehow made it even more gorgeous.
  • As I said, I took a LOT of photos, so I’m dividing them into a few posts so they aren’t so overwhelming. That being said, here is my collection of Stockholm architecture photos!

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    • O_O These are all beautiful Marla! 🙂 I love the 4th and 5th from the last. Travelling solo is cool! I wish I could do some solo travelling someday too! Weeee!!