There are many old towns in this part of the world. I guess this medieval part of their cities is one way of keeping a bit of their roots and civilisations as they step up with the modern world.
Anyway, here’s a press of yet another visit to Galam Stan, the old town in Stockholm.
Viking stone. We cannot decipher them but the inscriptions on these stones often tell a story, perhaps to remember a loved one.
Narrow red orange yellow streets of the old towns.
Stortorget, famous square in the old town.
The Nobel Museum (Nobelmuseet) is located in this square.
There is a fountain in the square. At this time of the year, the fountain stopped dancing. It was kind of strange seeing ‘dormant’ fountains. I prefer the ‘live’ ones 😛
Had a hot chocolate in the cafe in the orange building while waiting for the guided tour to start in the Nobelmuseet. It sounds cliche but hot chocolate taste more delicious in wet and cold weather 🙂
Cosy cafe. Packed all the time, and they had to turn away customers!
The Stockholm Guide Card: Right in the middle of the Old Town, you can learn about the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel, and the Noble Laureates and their visions…
The museum is very different from what I imagined. I thought it will be less modern. Have always read about the Nobel Prize in the news every year but did not bother to find out more about it. Glad I found out more in Stockholm. Been thinking of getting hold of a book by Mo Yan soon.
And the old town at dusk. All ready for Christmas.
The old town is quiet, probably quieter at this time of the year. Reckon it will come alive again in December with the Christmas markets which I, sadly, missed…