Old town, Stockholm

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Recently I made a trip to Stockholm (Sweden). It was a warm and sunny day that I enjoyed very much.

I took so many photo’s that I decided im gonna do more than one post about the city. So this first one is about the Old Town (Gamla stan) – the old part of Stockholm.

Although – I started with a stop at the amazing St Clara church (photo above) which is not a part of the Old town. It’s a very nice old church and worth a visit.
It’s located in the centre of the city – very close to Drottninggatan and Sergels torg. A choir held a concert in the meantime I was there, fantastic voices and beautiful
with all the candles.

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This is taken from a bridge before you enter Rosenbad and Gamla stan. You can see the Royal Opera in the middle of
the photo.

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This is in the Old Town. Warm and sunny day so many people, including myself, enjoyed an ice cream in the shadow and dreaming, perhaps…

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Lord Nelson Hotel in Västerlånggatan

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The beautiful little square

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To be continued…

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17 thoughts on “Old town, Stockholm

  1. Do you think so? Well I think the Old Town is one of the nicest part of Sweden. Althoug, sometimes too many tourists. Thank you! Glad you like it!

    1. Thank you! Im glad you liked it.

      From Wikipedia:

      The Church of Saint Clare is located on Klara Västra Kyrkogata in the Klara area in lower Norrmalm. The graveyard, which has had the same location since the 17th century, is almost surrounded by modern buildings.

      The convent and church of St. Clare was founded on the site in 1280s. Gustav Vasa had the church and convent torn down in 1527 and construction of the current church started in 1572 under Johan III.

  2. Beautiful pictures – beautiful town!! 🙂 Some of those cobbled streets remind me of few where I live in Norwich Norfolk (UK) Here’s a link if you’d like to see it – shows the road (Elm Hill) being used for a scene in the film Stardust. http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinrp/537634349/ Everyone thought they were joking when they said bits of Elm Hill were to used for a film! Have any streets in here been used for filming – they look very inviting to be filmed!! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 😀 And thank you for the link – beautiful town indeed. Medieval isn’t it? I havn’t seen Stardust but it seems great!

    1. Oh, I didn’t know the fact about Lord Nelson Hotel. The narrowest, really? I’m gonna do some research and come back later 🙂 Thank you!

      1. About the Lord Nelson Hotel, I just checked out their homepage and I found this:

        “The building dates from the 17th century and is reminiscent of ships from bygone days due to its tall and narrow structure. At just under six metres wide, this property at 22 Västerlånggatan is undoubtedly Sweden’s narrowest hotel!
        During the 17th century the building with its powder-pink facade was home to Ignatius Mauer, a printer. Together with Göran Helsing he printed the Karl X Bible (which is part of our collection and is on display in the hotel lobby).”

        I can’t exactly see why the choosed Lord Nelson. But you can read more about the history in this pdf-file, if you like:

        http://www.thecollectorshotels.se/fileadmin/images/TCH_historia_Eng_lr.pdf

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