I arrived in Stockholm yesterday evening after a pretty long bustrip from the airport through the dark Swedish woods, passing the Scania truck-factory and occasionally spotting the ” beware of crossing moose” signs, a funny detail I really liked. I’m in Sweden! Here are some highlights of the day;
I packed my bag with a sketchbook and equipment, ready to go!
My transport for the day, best way to explore a city! Well…if it would have been my own bike of course, but better to ride a women’s bike with basket than no bike at all :-)
My hotel is at the Kungsholmen part of town, and around the corner I bumped into this beautiful illustrative piece, and after some googling found out it’s by Stig Blomberg from the fifties.
Arrived on the Langholmen island, basically a beautiful park on a big piece of rock with a bridge over it. Must be fantastic in the summer.
A typical tobacco shop on the Södermalm island.
The more funky part of town where you can actually see quite some graffiti in the streets of zero tolerance Stockholm…
Great sculpture / slide / hide out.
There is a lot of nice, clean functionalist architecture in Stockholm, this is the Luma factory from the 30’s/40’s.
Off to the old town Gamla Stan.
That kind of sums it up!
First and probably last snow for me this winter…
With a little detour I ended up on Djurgården with the typical Biologiska Museet. The island is filled with beautiful wooden houses, well castles even and all the way in the east a very nice coastline view, just before dark…