Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Snowy Day in Stockholm [Part 6]

On my second day in Stockholm I headed out into the city at 10 o'clock. As I made my first steps outside it became clear that I would not have the same weather as yesterday. The skies very moody and dark and snow began to fall. During my journey through the city it intensified and by the end of the day I was went and cold. I did manage to see a lot of things on that day. In this post I will be sharing the sights from East Stockholm. The city is situated on many islands and is connected by a lot of bridges, so there is a lot to see and explore.

My walking tour started in Djurgarden which is an island in central Stockholm. Djurgarden is home to historical buildings and monuments, museums, galleries, the amusement park Grona Lund, the open-air museum Skansen, the small residential area Djurgardsstaden, yacht harbors, and extensive stretches of forest and meadows.

The Nordic Museum was the first stop on my walking tour. Its a museum dedicated to the cultural history and ethnography of Sweden from the early modern period (in Swedish history, it is said to begin in 1520) to the contemporary period.

The museum is a beautiful building with a wonderful park surrounding it. Of course the snow gave everything a special look. To the left side was the Skansen open-air museum, which was my main goal for the day, but I didn't get to visit it because of the intensifying snow. I instead explored the sights close to the Nordic museum all the while aware of the weather. I needed to make sure to be back in the old town before night. Also there weren't any people here, so It got lonely pretty quickly.

In close proximity to the Nordic museum is also The Vasa Museum. The museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. 

I made my way back and as I entered the Old Town of Stockholm, dusk began to settle and I was ready to explore the wonderful buildings and narrow streets. More on that in the next part...

End of Part Six
To be continued...



  1. Beautiful Mersad as always... how I wish to go there

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  2. So much history here. So many yesterdays!

  3. Amazing place. Thanks for sharing awesome photos.

  4. truly beautiful. love the museum and the pop of blue gate and pop of green man on statue.

  5. The gray, flat light produces photo of a special quality. Looks like you had a long walk out in cold weather. The Vasa Museum must not have allowed photography or you would have included a shot of the 17th Century ship.

  6. what an adventure for you and us through your excellent photography!

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  7. Such a gloriously beautiful city! I loved seeing it in the snow!

  8. Thanks for this tour. It does look a little cold.

  9. LOVE the snow--and such a pretty, historic town. Just beautiful. :)

  10. Great shots! Good thing that the fellow on horse was pointing the way to a nice warm pub...

  11. Yes, the sky looks heavy with a promise of snow or ice. You were still able to get some lovely images all the same.
    Thanks for sharing at

  12. So much awesomeness to see and experience. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Wonderful post. So many beautiful sights there.

  14. I love how the snow seems to dress the city and make it even prettier!

  15. Hi. I'm visiting from 'what karen sees'

    Love your photography.

    I'll be back :)

  16. You're a dedicated photographer to brave the snow and cold for these images, but your effort paid off with some beautiful photos.


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