Saturday, 4 June 2011

Stockholm








After Barcelona I said goodbye to my Mum and flew solo to Stockholm. I LOVE Stockholm it is beautiful and cool and I didn’t heave nearly enough time there! The days I had there were the only cold ones on the whole trip but despite that and the rain I had a great time exploring, such a great city to walk around.

I visited Gamla Stan and the fantastic buildings and the sweet letter boxes (at least I think they are letter boxes) in the shape of houses, the flowers in pots everywhere (Australian’s really don’t use flowers enough), the beautiful food in Östermalms Saluhalll, Ahlens and the homeware section in NK – that I had to walk away from because it was too overwhelmingly good and none of it I could carry home – the Vasa museum, Moderna Museet and Södermalm where I wandered around and followed my google map to Manos Karin Eriksson’s beautiful shop. Karin was so kind and friendly and I would have loved to bring more of her work home but am very happy with the little dish I did get. I also brought home some Camilla Engman printed cards (as she had visited the store only a few days before me).

After visiting Manos I had the biggest hot chocolate (it was a full bowl) and yum-oh blueberry pie at Gilda’s café (on Oscar Lucinda's suggestion, thank you so much I loved it), followed by a lot more walking after such a bit sugar hit!

My time went so fast in Stockholm and I cannot wait to go back it is on the top of my list, I would love to see it in full summer with the leaves on the trees but also in winter I am sure it is magical too.


9 comments:

Somliga dagar said...

It's always nice to see your home town through someone else's eyes. I've to try Gilda's some day.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

I wish I could go there someday...

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linnea paulina said...

I love your Stockholm photos! It does look like it was a bit chilly there. Stockholm is one of my favorite cities. So so beautiful. I'm loving all of your trip photos - what an amazing vacation you went on!

Amanda said...

I really love the look of Stockholm from your gorgeous photos. I think the dull sky adds to the atmosphere. Gorgeous buildings and that letterbox is so quaint. Definitely one to add to my 'to visit' list :) So glad you enjoyed your time there, especially as this was one of your solo holidaying parts.

Sarah B said...

It looks like a very interesting place. I love the look of the letter boxes house - it's very sweet. x

oscarlucinda said...

Am so pleased you enjoyed Gilda's :) It's a sweet little place. I loved how she used old Kusmi tea tins to pot plants for the outside table.

We thought that Gilda was gorgeous and wanted to take her home with us!
x

Martina said...

Hi there! Have really enjoyed reading about your travels! I haven't been to Barcelona (possibly the only person of everyone I know who hasn't - there's just something that makes me keep it lower on my list so found your post quite interesting). Anyway, just got your comment about the Orla jar...did you get the exact same one or just that size..if the same, how funny...it took me ages to decide..I have another one which I must show you too! Loving all your posts lately :)

small catalogue said...

I had trip envy before; now I am officially green. So inspired to organise a European sojourn.

Creatissimo said...

Lovely shots! You made me want to travel, too!