A walk around Stockholm

Flying to a tropical island in the middle of the winter to get a boost of sunshine & vitamines (and additional tan!) may sound attractive. But to me visiting Stockholm, with temperatures at around 0°C had the same effect. Except for that tan of course. The extremely blue skies reflected by the water and the fresh frosty air were just what I needed to keep me going until spring.

The sun shining through the windows of the National Museum, on the last day of a beautiful exhibition called Slow Art, about contemporary fine craftsmanship:

Winter in Stockholm means shorter days, from about 8:30AM to 3:30PM, which made the blue tones of the sky change fast…

But don't worry, Stockholm by night is almost just as pretty:

And the best thing was that I didn't feel unsafe even once. Or well maybe 1 time, when I saw the outlines of this homeless fox statue in the dark… creepy but funny when I saw it again the next morning :o)

12 thoughts on “A walk around Stockholm

  1. Gosh, your photography is just stunning! I'm yet to work out how to take decent photos at night let alone magazine-worthy ones such as these.
    May I ask what camera/lens you use?

    You're right that fox is pretty unsettling – even in daylight. Clever, though. :)

    It was great to see you at MTB and thank you for stopping by my blog and saying such lovely things. :D

    1. Ohhh that's so sweet Chi! Actually I'm using a hybrid camera (between a DSLR and compact camera), which means that I can take it everywhere (not so heavy & bulky) and the quality is pretty impressive and almost DSLR worthy. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Lovely photos Judith! I have been to Stockholm at various times of the year, but one I loved the most was in winter. In one occasion it was all covered in snow, which made the blue skyes even more gorgeous. Your recent posts inspired me to share about sweden as well, I started with southern sweden but will get to stockholm soon. mmmmm nosalgic feelings for travelling :-)
    Slow art exhibition sounds very interesting.
    have a nice weekend

    1. Thanks Stefania! Can't wait to see what you'll share about Stockholm! It's such a lovely city, right? I can't wait to go back. The Slow Art exhibition was really nice, a more contemporary view on craftsmanship than you usually see in museums. Very refreshing! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Oh, I missed that exhibition, it sounds interesting – too bad… Time was too short, even too short to get to meet you – well I'll have to read your blog instead!

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