The king is always watching..
Even on summer’s doorstep,the weather at this latitude was pretty chilly. Temperatures hovered around the mid 50s most of the time and the wind was pretty relentless. The locals seemed to deal well with it though.
The only folks you saw out on the street were Roma – Romanian immigrants who were not included in the high-end Swedish economy
If you looked hard enough, you could find some graffiti
Some Swedish words didn’t translate too well
A little taste of home
Unlike New York, public restrooms were plentiful downtown
One of the older churches in Central City
Graduating high schoolers have the tradition of painting the town yellow before getting diplomas. They partied in the backs of souped-up garbage trucks, blasting techno and spraying beer at each other
Addresses were really hard to follow. It seemed like every block was named differently. I’d hate to be a royal mailman in this city..
Old meets new
As one of the greenest cities in the world, biking was huge. Most streets you went on had bike lanes
Bridge to Gamla Stan (old town)
Stockholm is a series of islands, each one with a different feel. Gamla Stan was by far my favorite, with old crooked alleyways and cozy little bars lining cobblestone streets
Where do you live again??
Heavy metal is alive and well in Sweden
As with most of Europe, cigarettes and snus (packets of tobacco you put under your lip) were really popular. The only litter you saw in the streets were butts
To save space in Gamla Stan’s tight streets, drainage pipes were literally carved into the walls
Meet me at the corner
Can you find the hipster graffiti?
Well decorated storefront
Another island, Strom, was where a ton of artists and college kids lived. This was officially dubbed Hipsterville for all the odd happenings and people that inhabited the space. These girls actually had bits in their mouths as they carried people around the main square
The road less traveled by
Novus Ordo Seclorum
The bars were set up to feed each other. When one closed at midnight, another filled up until 3AM. When that one closed, the crowds filtered over to the 5AM bar.
Weiners were a big thing over there
Down the channel
Lead the pack
Up north the greenery was amazing. Even the cemeteries were overrun with life
The Butterfly and Bird Museum
The museum had a bunch of greenhouses where butterflies were free to hatch and roam
Why not throw some sharks in there as well?
The only national park contained within city limits.. the EkoPark. It was opened to the public in the 1700s by the king.
The great lawn
Stockholm Marathon in effect y’all