My wonderful travelling companion, Uli, who resides in Germany spent four days with me in Stockholm. We stayed in Stockholm’s Old Town which is called Gamla Stan. It is very popular for tourists so we decided there was only one way to take in all the beauty and uniqueness of this part of Sweden. We took an early morning walk and enjoyed the fresh air, the peacefulness and the slight rustle of people starting their day.
Early morning is my favourite time to participate in a photowalk and travel photography! We enjoyed seeing many things on the streets of Stockholm’s Old Town including a friendly dog and some keen runners on the cobblestone streets. There was, of course, the smell of fresh pastries cooking and coffee brewing. And we must not forget the quirky little details on the very old doors and walls and the beautiful flowers adorning the walls. My favourite experience was discovering the long morning shadows and how they cast amazing lines across the buildings.
The VisitStockholm.com website describes Stockholm’s Old Town well…
“Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is one of the largest and best-preserved medieval city centres in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252.
All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop. Gamla Stan is also popular with aficionados of handicrafts, curios and souvenirs. The narrow winding cobblestone streets, with their buildings in so many different shades of gold, give Gamla Stan its unique character. Even now cellar vaults and frescoes from the Middle Ages can be found behind the visible facades, and on snowy winter days, the district feels like something from a storybook. “
Please enjoy our little early morning walk in Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan.