Where Venice of the North really is?

Saying Venice of the North we usually mean Saint Petersburg. I have a great sentimental attachment to this city, bigger than to any other. Located on the Neva River, it is indeed cut with water from all sides. When I saw the first bridge in Stockholm, I started wondering if we haven’t mixed the planes. But the alphabet looked suspiciously familiar, the language was totally incomprehensible, so it rather wasn’t the case…

This similarity to Saint Petersburg made me and Stockholm like each other immediately. Well, I liked it, and took the lack of forecasted snowfall as a sign of reciprocation 🙂 As soon as we got to Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town I also felt the climate of small, Italian towns. Climate in metaphorical meaning though, literally it was far from nice, Italian temperature. It was much more Petersburg-like. 🙂 Italy and my beloved Petersburg make an almost perfect connection.

We spent with Adam two days in Sweden’s capital. The trip was quite spontaneous – we caught cheap flights from Cracow to Skavsta airport (don’t let the name “Stockholm Skavsta” fool you, the airport is located 100 km from Stockholm). We decided to take the sightseeing slowly, without running and ticking the “must sees” from the list. It’s impossible to see everything in two days anyway. The most important was to “feel” Stockholm and a bit of Swedish atmosphere. Details of our sightseeing are available here, I’m leaving you now with some pictures, so that you could also feel Stockholm’s spirit. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • The Crazy running guy

    Your photos are really wonderful, they were very colorful. I wonder who took them and if you edited them at all?

    • Thank you 🙂 I took them and I do some editing but it’s quite minor. I usually sharpen the photos, boost up the color saturation (but only to the level when they look natural, the way it was in real life), I sometimes correct the white balance.

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