Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stockholm, Sweden - Post 1

I flew to Stockholm this past weekend (via Helsinki on Finnair, which explains the first two photos) to visit my friend Fredrik. I cannot believe that I waited this long to go and see for myself what a beautiful city it is. Made up of 14 islands, Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and its largest city. It was founded around 1250 and is constantly rated as one of the top cities in the world to live. Fredrik was my tour guide and we went to the Moderna Museet to see an exhibit by American artist Lee Lozano, as well as Skogskyrkogården, (an achitechurally beautiful cemetery where many famous Swedes, including Greta Garbo, are buried), and City Hall. We walked through Gamla Stan, shopped at the Galleria, went for a 'fika' at Cafe Rival (you ABBA fans should like this) and spent the mornings eating such a well balanced and delicious breakfast that I wasn't even really hungry until dinner time. Fredrik also walked me through this years Melodifestivalen so I am now totally up to date on Eurovision for 2010. Anyway, enough with the chatter - you came to see photos right? Well, I took a lot, so I will break this up into a few posts, so please come back and see the updates!


todd said...

so, what were the turks complaining about in sergelstorg?

todd said...

as always- absolutely amazing photos. you've really missed your calling!