Stockholm, the capital of Sweden (and Scandinavia), is one of the prettiest cities I’ve ever been to.
It’s so green you don’t really have a feeling you’re in a city that is a home to two million people. Its architecture is magnificent and beautiful and in a combination with the sea (it’s located on 14 islands) it made it one of my favourite cities.
They say photo can tell a thousand words. So, let me tell you the story of Stockholm with photos I took during my five days trip there through this Stockholm Photo Diary.
Stockholm Photo Diary
City on a sea
Stockholm is a city built on islands so where ever you look there is a chance you’ll see some sea…
Combination of a clean blue sea and a beautiful monumental architecture is what makes Stockholm so pretty in my eyes.
In Gamla Stan, the oldest part of the city, streets are filled with traditional houses. Many of them have decorative gables on the top storeys. One of the narrowest streets in Europe is there, as well.
Most important building in Gamla Stan is the Royal Palace. Today is used as a museum and a place for the important royal receptions. If you’re lucky enough you can see change of guards on some of the Palace’s doors.
Getting to Djurgarden
Ferries are a part of the public transport in Stockholm. Hop on on one of them and enjoy the view on a city from the sea.
Djurgarden is also known as a green island and an island of museums. It became my favourite place in Stockholm…
Skansen open air museum
World’s oldest open air museum is located on the Djurgarden Island as well. Founded in the 19th Century to show people in Stockholm how Swedes used to live. It also has a small zoo with animals from Sweden. A great place to spend a few hours in a sunny day.
Back to the City
The best part of any trip is getting lost in its streets and becoming one of the locals…
Stockholm’s hip neighbourhood offers some of the best views on the city….
Goodbye lovely Stockholm! Hope to see you again soon!