For once I’m being a good blogger and setting up posts to publish while I leave the blog world for a few days! If all goes as planned, I’m currently in Amsterdam as this goes up on the blog.
So, I’m using these pre-written posts as a chance to post some of my hundreds of travel pictures, mostly of Stockholm. Again, while the parents were visiting, I took the opportunity to do some super tourist-y things. This time, the spotlight is on a boat tour under the many bridges of the city (remember this city is made of 14 islands), and a little bit of walking around town.
A view of Strandvägen from the water. The street name literally translates to “beach road”, and this road is probably the most prestigious address to have in Stockholm.
The Vasa Museum, on the island of Djurgården.
The Katarina lift at Slussen. Stay tuned for more on this one later!
On the boat tour, we learned that much of Stockholm that was not part of the inner city was mostly industrial. Now, with more people in the city, these areas are turning residential. Above is what most of the islands in the area looked like – rocks with housing on them!
Barrels at Reimersholme – a tribute to what used to be a brewery on the tiny island.
One of the many bridges in the Stockholm waters. I can’t remember which one this is (other than the best bridge photo I had). I know one of the SL trains run here.
Another view of what most of the islands in the Sthlm archipelago look like at water level.
Houses on the hillside! Again, I can’t remember the story behind these.
The second set of locks we had to pass through on the tour – Stockholm is surrounded by the inland waters of the Baltic Sea to the east, and Lake Mälaren to the west. The dividing island is the old city, Gamla Stan, and the water level differs by about 1 full meter! For some reason, I find locks really fascinating! Odd? Probably.
I believe the is a view of Djurgården from the south. That island houses Skansen, the open air Swedish museum. Check out the TV tower on the far right – on the mainland city.
Close up of the TV tower.
The ‘skyline’ of Gamla Stan, where all the buildings are super close together, forming the famous little alleyways that make up most of the streets in the old city.
The Hotel Diplomat on Strandvägen, where the parents stayed. Cool place!
Strandvägen rooftops. I think that may have been a few rain clouds moving in. (or out…)
Strandvägen again, a view from the bridge to Djurgården.
Just some nice facades in Gamla Stan. Old Swedish style.
What is one random thing that you find awesome? Like me and locks.
Have you ever done a boat tour? Where? Tell me about it!