Monday, 25 July 2011

Stockholm.

The holidays are over and we are back to the rain. I wonder the merits of taking a break at all, as it is so difficult to get back into a routine again when you get home. Already Stockholm seems a distant memory. It is a beautiful city and we really enjoyed it. It is full of Museum's and Galleries and I got to visit a few of them. My favorite was The Thiel Gallery a house built by Ernest Thiel for his extensive art collection. it is situated the far end of Djurgarden, an island that we cycled around.
I was not allowed take pictures there, so my first holiday snap is of something I over indulged in......FOOD!

We also visited Drottningholm Palace
the official home of the Swedish Royal Family.

The grounds surrounding the Palace were spectacular,
I especially liked The Lime Walk and The Chinese Pavilion.
Swedish good taste and sense of design was everywhere even in their floral displays.

With the  digital camera I take 100's of pictures rather than the old fashioned roll of film, I won't post them with them all here, I know that looking at other peoples holiday snaps can be boring! Enough to say that I was very impressed with Stockholm, there was so much to see and do and the Swedish people were so friendly. We stayed in The Mornington Hotel, which I would highly recommend.
Not wanting to bore you............. but just a few more photos!
And there are more..........

We took the "30 minute walk around Sodermalm" from the Eyewitness Travel book on Stockholm and it was delightful.It is less touristy and the the area is full of Galleries and bespoke shops, It offers the best views over the city from Blecktornsgrande, and it finishes at Zinkensdamm area where there are summer allotments, a delightful peaceful place in the heart of a city.



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