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.

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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:

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And this which is just a box, as far as I can tell.

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Anyway, from there I went and looked around the boats a bit:

Boats moored on the island of Skeppsholmen

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Boats moored on the island of Skeppsholmen

Rope coiled up on the side of a boat.

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Rope coiled up on the side of a boat.

The Chapman is now moored at Skeppsholmen and used as a youth hostel

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The Chapman is now moored at Skeppsholmen and used as a youth hostel

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):

Small castle on Kastellholmen island

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Small castle on Kastellholmen island

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.

Mailboxes used by the boat owners at Skeppsholmen

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Mailboxes used by the boat owners at Skeppsholmen

I then headed back to the main bit of the city. There was a market in one of the squares

Market at Hötorget

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Market at Hötorget

I then headed back to Gamla Stan (the old town) via Sergels Torg, the main square in the city with its’ distinctive floor pattern

Sunken section of Sergels Torg, Stockholm

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Sunken section of Sergels Torg, Stockholm

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.

Old phone box on Gamla Stan island, Stockholm

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Old phone box on Gamla Stan island, Stockholm

Colourful buildings on the square in Gamla Stan

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Colourful buildings on the square in Gamla Stan

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.

Train tracks leading to Stockholm Central Station at night

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Train tracks leading to Stockholm Central Station at night

Off to bed now, tomorrow I fly back to the UK for a few days before the next bit of the trip.

 


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