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H for Helgeandsholmen in Stockholm

H for Helgeandsholmen in Stockholm

The sun sets over Lake Malaren on another cold winter day in Stockholm

Helgeandsholmen is one of Stockholm’s numerous islands. It includes the Riksdag (Parliament Building), Stockholm Palace, Gamla stan and the Museum of Medieval Stockholm.

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Evening sets in over Lake Malaren

The views in and around Norrström, (the part which connects Lake Malaren with the Baltic Sea) are splendid to say the least.

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Lake Malaren in full flow

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Love the architecture and the colours of buildings in Stockholm

What surprised me the most was the fact that there were just a handful of security guards around the Parliament building area. Until they informed me, I wasn’t even aware that I was standing next to the Parliament.

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The Riksdag

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The Riskdag from the other side

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Walking towards Gamla stan

Stockholm Palace located opposite the Riksdag is the official residence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

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Stockholm Palace

The Museum of Medieval Stockholm located to the North of the Stockholm Palace is a perfect place to get a sneak peak into the medieval history of Sweden with its vikings and more.

All in all, I must say the architecture and colours used for each of these buildings is breathtaking. They seem to have been constructed with such elegance and opulence.

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The route to the Museum of Medieval Stockholm

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The museum transports you to a bygone era

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2 Comments

  1. Mel

    So pretty. Thank you for letting me travel there this morning. I’ve been to Norway but never made it to Sweden.

  2. Again, loved the sunset pic here! And yes I had to google the pronunciation! :p

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