lauantai 5. toukokuuta 2018

2,5 days in Stockholm

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Now the final pics from Stockholm.


Memory lane: Grand Hotel, in early eighties I used to job there.


It actually looked different those days.
Postcard from those days.


Sergels Torg also looked different. 
Never was pretty but now a total building site.


Of course, the statue still looks the same,


Cherry blossom in the middle of the city,
Kungsträdgården.


Town hall with the three crowns. And a seagull.


Some window decoration in the old town, called Gamla Stan.


Oh, this is the King! Carl XVI Gustav.
Just taped there on the door.


Another huge building site: Slussen.

Let's check Wikipedia:

Slussenområdet is an area of central Stockholm, on the Söderström river 
connecting Södermalm and Gamla stan. The area is named after the locks 
between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. 


(...) in May 2009 the city of Stockholm announced that the firm of Norman Foster
 had been selected to create a new master plan of the Slussen area. 
The design of Foster and Partners features two linked pedestrian bridges 
and one for traffic. It removes many of the existing roads and creates several 
new blocks of buildings in proximity to the waterfront.

The interchange was closed in 2016 and the demolition of the present structure started. 
The area will be a construction site for the next eight to ten years.
Hello, 10 years!


Detail somewhere in Gamla Stan.


Sergels Torg.


August Strindberg in front of the theatre.

22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912
Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter.


He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature and
 his The Red Room (1879) has frequently been described 
as the first modern Swedish novel. (Wiki)



Ready for the summer season.


Royal colour.


This year the winter has been very, very long.


Luckily enough there is a lot of culture to enjoy indoors.


And when the leaves are not yet there
you can see so many amazing buildings.


Alone in Djurgården area there is so much to see.
Plus the ABBA museum.


Another charming shop window.


Biking has become very popular.


Slussen area.


Slussen area as well.


The cherry blossom.


Same same but different.


Spring.


Almost ready for the outdoor season.


Same same but different colour.


Same same.


The tulips are slowly but surely coming.


Okay, this museum I did not know yet.


A lot of stuff from Cyprus.


Well, well, well, SYMPOSIUM!
"Drinking together immediately after the dinner"!


Detail.


This lady maybe participated too many symposiums?


Neswaiu.
Mummy.


Neswaiu's boots.


All interactive, all computerized. Cool.


Even cooler, there is a restaurant upstairs in the museum.


It became pretty noisy during the lunch time.


And yes, people really eat and drink in between the show cases.


Stockholm.
So much to see, so much to expire.





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