Stockholm Sunset

It wasn’t the best sunset I’ve seen in Stockholm, but it was pretty damn good. So at the end of an afternoon of sight-seeing, we braved the conditions and headed to the top of Katarinahissen to take some photographs. We were on the way home after a visit to the legendary Stockholm nightclub, restaurant and …

Långfredagen i Stockholm

The day started with a rather fine coffee at The Diplomat, a grand old hotel on the waterfront in Stockholm. We had arrived earlier than expected for our planned archipelago tour. I was anticipating delays on the transport system due to the public holiday, but it wasn’t too bad after all. As we cruised around …

Greta Garbo’s Grave

They say Garbo was elusive in her life. She’s somewhat elusive in death also, it seems. Even though I’d found some online instructions about how to find her grave, they weren’t particularly clear. Even though they were seemingly quite detailed, they lacked specifics. The “general vibe” isn’t enough when it comes to navigation, I’ve concluded. …

Out On The Ice

“I’ve been wanting to do this for ages, and have been looking for the right moment”, Sue told me when the prospect of walking on an iced-over lake became a reality. The reality for us – that we wouldn’t plunge through the ice to a frozen death – came when we saw a group of …

New Old Clothes

The sunset over Stockholm, viewed from the Djurgården fjären (Djurgården ferry) is pretty damn spectacular. Even though it’s still quite chilly in Stockholm, it was still warm enough for us to stay outdoors on the ferry late this afternoon, and to enjoy the view. We had just spent a couple of hours at the Fotografiska …

Fotografiska Museet

“I think I’ve found the spot for my fiftieth birthday”, I told Sue as we sat and enjoyed some late afternoon refreshments at the top floor cafe of Stockholm’s Fotografiska Museet (Photographic museum). Even though I’ve been to the museum on a few occasions before this, I’d never actually made it to the top floor …