Thursday, 2 September 2010

Stockholm: colourful capital on 14 islands!

Stockholm Konserthuset

Stockholm does definitely deserve the name "Venice of the North"! This colourful and impressive capital is at the same time cozy, beautiful and majestic. A walk through Gambla Stan, the old city center, is really nice thing to do early in the morning...The island Skeppsholmen hosts several museums such as: the Modern Art Museum, the East-Asian Museum and the Architectural Museum (the red building on the picture). The huge white sailing boat parked in its side is the most famous youth hostel n Stockholm.

A lovely hide-away from the busy touristic areas is the terasse of Evert Taube, on the island Riddarholmen. Evert was a Swedish musical composer, author and composer who was born in 1890 and lived until 1976, living most of his life in Stockholm, Sweden.I had a great local guide, my friend Karin, so here I would like to say a big "tack så mycket" for her super company and guided tours:)

Stockhom Stadhuset Terasse Evert Taube

Another breathtaking thing of Stockholm is the fact that over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces!!!in 2009, Stockholm was awarded title of first European Green Capital by the European Commission.


Filip Demuinck said...

The evening pictures are nice.

Jana said...

tack:-)(thank you in swedish)!