An early start in Kiruna (6am flight) brought me back to Stockholm. It had just started snowing up north, but down in the capital it’s been a sunny day, and about 16 degrees. Most pleasant.
I spent the morning over on the island of Skeppsholmen- a small island with a few museum buildings on, and lots of nice ships moored around the edge. I paid a visit to the Modern Art museum. In among the displays were the usual “wut” moments. Such as this, which looks like someone’s kitchen wall after their kids were left alone with some crayons:
And this which is just a box, as far as I can tell.
Anyway, from there I went and looked around the boats a bit:
There’s a separate, even smaller island attached to Skeppsholmen which has a little castle on it (apparently now used for conferences, dinners and so on):
Walking back along the line of ships I spotted a little wooden structure holding their letterboxes (many of them seem to have people living on) – I guess it makes life easier for the postman.
I then headed back to the main bit of the city. There was a market in one of the squares
I then headed back to Gamla Stan (the old town) via Sergels Torg, the main square in the city with its’ distinctive floor pattern
In Gamla Stan, I spotted an old phone box – rather different to the British red ones, and you’re left a bit more exposed to the elements. No phone in it though. There were also some tall colourful buildings in the main square.
Eventually it was time for dinner, so I found a place not too far from my hotel. After eating I walked up to one of the bridges over the railway for a night-time photo.
Off to bed now, tomorrow I fly back to the UK for a few days before the next bit of the trip.