This is the first blog post about my recent trip to Stockholm. You can read the 2nd post here.
Yesterday A and I returned from a trip to Stockholm, where we’d been staying for a couple of days. As I was excited to see the photos and share them with you in my first blogpost here at Of Home & Garden, I decided to just sit down and post them straight away!
From the moment we landed in Sweden until de day of our departure the sun didn’t desert us, resulting in some wonderful warm autumn days. This was good news for me as I love walking, and gave me a good opportunity to do some sightseeing.
The city of Stockholm is made up of many small islands. Gamla Stan (the old town) is spread over two small islands, and hosts besides the Royal Palace and government buildings a wonderful selection of small streets and shops, where most tourists will feel right at home.
The island of Södermalm is situated just south of Gamla Stan. It has a large selection of little art galleries and quirky shops. Södermalm is an interesting mix of new architecture and very old buildings from the time that Södermalm was considered part of the countryside.
The small island of Langholmen is neatly situated between Södermalm and Kungsholmen. It’s a wonderful little island with lots of walking routes, and some truly beautiful allotment gardens. The Swedes love their gardens and garden houses, and Langholmen does not disappoint. When I reached the island, the late afternoon sun had turned golden, and was playing beautifully through the autumn leaves.
The next day, I visited the wonderful open air museum of Skansen – so check back in a couple of days for part two of this blogpost. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this first post of mine here! I’d love to hear your thoughts, so don’t hesitate to say hello in the comments section below!