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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.

H for Helgeandsholmen in Stockholm

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.

H for Helgeandsholmen in Stockholm

Lake Malaren in full flow

H for Helgeandsholmen in Stockholm

Love the architecture and the colours of buildings in Stockholm

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G for Gamla stan

G for Gamla stan

Narrow alleys of Gamla stan

G for Gamla stan

Stockholm is a city of churches

Gamla stan is the old medieval town of Stockholm. It’s full of some fantastic attractions like a host of churches, palaces, souvenir and handicrafts shops and more. I bought a couple of souvenirs, bookmarks and candies.

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Cobbled Streets of Gamla stan

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Colourful buildings at Gamla stan

When I entered one of the shops, the shopkeeper excitedly asked “Aur bhaisaab kya haal hai? (How are you in Hindi)”. On asking, I came to know that the guy was from Afghanistan. Sweden has for long welcomed people from various parts of the world and it surely was on display at this souvenir shop. The cobbled streets throughout this town along with buildings of various shades and colours give it a unique feel.

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Stockholm Diaries: Landing at Arlanda Airport

Landing at the Arlanda Airport

The Nordics (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark) have been in my bucket list since the time I can remember. The quality of life, the natural beauty, the helpful people have for long attracted millions of tourists as well as immigrants for years.

Landing at the Arlanda Airport

One would usually expect a lot of snow while landing in Stockholm in the peak of winter. But as is the case with the rest of the planet these days, (global warming et all), the day we landed it was just 0 degrees. From high up above, we could see patches of snow, but there was nothing to be too alarmed about.

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Skywatch Friday – View from Helgeandsholmen Island, Stockholm

Helgeandsholmen Island in Stockholm

Dusk falls over Stockholm on a cold winter day..

“The light is amber, the air still; the daylilies have folded in on themselves. Soon, the hooded blue of dusk will fall, followed by the darkness of night and the sky writing of the stars, indecipherable to us mortals, despite our attempts to force narrative upon them.”

― Elizabeth Berg

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