Sunshine in Stockholm, Sweden
Thought for the day…” Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler” (Einstein)
” Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts”.
Although not very tall, the City Hall Tower in the centre of Stockholm does give great views of the Gamla Stan (Old Town) in the Swedish captal of Stockholm. Stockholm is home to about 900 000 people, and lies at 59 degrees north and has daily ferry links to Finland, Estonia and Latvia. Visible in the photo is the island of Riddarholmen (which means Knights Island) with its pointed church, and behind that, the Gamla Stan (Old Town), and in the harbour behind, the ferries to Finland (and a couple of visiting cruise ships too). Despite its image as a modern, Scandinavian centre, areas of the city such as Tensta and Rinkeby in the suburbs suffer from high crime and racial problems (including some riots not long back). Stockholm, in a similar way to London, suffered a great plague. It has over 100 museums, including the ABBA museum. The photo shows Stockholm on a summers day, but summer here is very short, and for much of the year it is cold and dark, which the sea freezing during the winter months. Not a place for a winter holiday !!
And another photo out of the archives….a hard day in Tallinn, Estonia…..
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