STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Sverige
Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm
Started snowing soon after we arrived.
Sodermalm, the area of our hotel. Still snowing.
Stopped at Big Bob’s…uh, I mean Ben’s for a few brews —— Falcon Ale, a superb Swedish brew. It too is brewed by Calsberg.
Great street signs in Europe ——- One of the many warnings for icicles
Climbed our way up tons of snowy stairs to catch a view of the city
There is no shoveling in Sweden. Good thing American’s don’t live there….they’d sue
That’s the walking bridge we climbed all the stairs to see the views —– Hmm….mermaid, I think.
A different view of Gamla Stan —— We saw more strollers in the 3 days here than I’ve seen in my life.
Lots of statues…running out of poses.
What are ducks doing in Sweden. Why aren’t they frozen??
Statue in Ostermalm
The man made sledding hill —– There I am, sledding with the kids. Where’s my sled, you ask? It was so small you can’t see it
There’s a strange looking zamboni
LOL, that’s a different. Parkforvaltningen? —– More snow removal from the roofs to prevent icicles. The temperature rises and falls
so often, icicles are a huge problem.
Djurgarden vs. Frolunda
mmm…Jose —— Djurgarden
Djurgarden is wearing blue, Frolunda white
Today Tracey and I took the ferry over to Djurgarden
Some of the views from the ferry to Djurgarden, the ship we’ll be taking to Helsinki and the Vasa Museum
More views from the ferry ride
More interesting signs. I’m learning the language. Utfart is exit and Gangvag is short cut
The Nordic museaum contained the history of sweden
Stop, I’ll scream —- The halls of the museum
In case you were wondering, where’s Cynthia?? Here she is….still sick.
Icebar – Stockholm
Chillin’ in the icebar —— I triple dog dare you
We actually had a farely easy time getting around on the subway. YAY!
More of Gamla Stan
The royal palace
Workers removing the snow to prevent icicles
Hotel Renstierna – Stockholm hostel.
Our stay in Stockholm is over. Now our trek to the ship begins. Off to Helsinki
It took forever to get on this ship —– Scenery from the ship ride
Great sunset shots