Old town again

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. IMG_1487

Narrow red orange yellow streets of the old towns. 
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Stortorget, famous square  in the old town.IMG_1491

The Nobel Museum (Nobelmuseet) is located in this square. IMG_1492

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 😛IMG_1493

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!IMG_1496 IMG_1497 IMG_1499 IMG_1500

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…IMG_1503

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.
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And the old town at dusk. All ready for Christmas.
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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…


About cyndichan

Write for a living. Live for travel, run and art. Just back from the snow festival in Hokkaido!
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3 Responses to Old town again

  1. PragueByKaty says:

    The Christmas markets at Stortorget looked a bit small to me and in fact, we were robbed there, so maybe better you missed. But I really love Stockholm and Gamla Stan a lot, during December there was snow and I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for posting these pcitures

    • cyndichan says:

      Sorry to hear about your mishap. Well, I guess it means you have double the memories (both good and bad) of Gamla Stan. That’s the beauty of travelling. We all live to tell another tale 🙂

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