Spring Break – Views from Stockholm

Back in April, we spent a week during Easter break in Stockholm, Sweden. Here are some images from the trip, most from around Södermalm (where we stayed), Gamla Stan, Riddarholmen and Kungsholmen.

A view of Stockholm’s City Hall on a windy day

Night view of the Våsterbron (and the shockingly bright DN building) seen from Södermalm

Looking back at Södermalm from Centralbron

Night view of Saint Mary Magdalene church tower in Södermalm

A look down the cobbled hill in the quaint Södermalm neighborhood where we stayed

Looking at Fotografiska, a photography museum, with Gamla Stan in the distance

Some of the colorful buildings facing the water on Norr Mälarstrand in Kungsholmen

A large steamboat on the water by Riddarholmen, with rain showers in the distance

Looking up at Katharine Kyrka in Södermalm

A peach-colored building with awnings on Riddarholmen

Red, blue, red, blue electric scooters on a street in Södermalm

Södermalm at night

Old, fancy buildings on Strömgatan in Norrmalm

A look at Skeppsholmen, a small island with many museums, from the high cliffs on Södermalm

Karl Johan (someone Norwegians know well) in Stockholm

Stortorgsbrunnen (an old water fountain) at Stortorget in Gamla Stan

A street of old, wooden buildings in Södermalm

Another look at Riddarholmen and Kungsholmen from Södermalm

A cannon and a member of the King’s Guard outside the Royal Palace

Sculpture “The Sisters” in Mosebacke torg in Södermalm

View of fancy buildings from the bridge linking Djurgården to Östermalm

Black and white of the modern Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center

A ferry heading to Djurgården, with the amusements of Gröna Lund in evidence

A red train cruising by Norrmalm in the late afternoon light

Bikes chained to Brännkyrkagatan in Södermalm

Another peach-colored building with awnings on Riddarholmen

A stone church in Södermalm my daughter likes to think of as Hogwarts

A ship, af Chapman, moored off Skeppsholmen, that is utilized today as a youth hostel

More colorful buildings on the waterfront along Norr Mälarstrand

People strolling on the waterfront across from the Nationalmuseum

A building with character near where we stayed in Södermalm

The three crowns atop the Stockholm City Hall at night

Another look at the fancy buildings near where we stayed in Södermalm

Closer view of Våsterbron another evening

Last look across to the Stockholm City Hall on an overcast day

8 thoughts on “Spring Break – Views from Stockholm

  1. What a stunning collection of images. I was fascinated by all of the different types of buildings you photographed–there was a lot of variety and amazing amount of color. You did a great job in composing so many of your shots, making, for example, ordinary objects like scooters and bicycles into creative images. I also like the way that you included the sky and the water in a lot of the photos, which help us to better appreciate the beauty of the surroundings.

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, again so thoughtfully. Stockholm really is lovely and the fact that it’s an archipelago really drives that point home for me personally. I’m glad you noted the water as a prominent feature in many of the snaps.


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