At the end of November David and I took a short break away to visit the Christmas Markets in Stockholm. This was the first time we’d visited Sweden and what a beautiful country it looks to be. We crammed loads in to the three days we were there and despite the weather being cold, grey and rainy we still had a wonderful time. I’m sure we’ll be go back in a different season and for a bit longer so we can explore this country a lot more
For those of you who are interested here are a few photos starting with the giant moose!
This one is taken in Skansen where they have set up an old Swedish replica village and in every house and shop they have recreations with actors and actresses showing you how life would have been, very interesting and we spent most of the day here as they had a Christmas market (next photo) as well as so much to see! All the old fashioned arts and crafts are demonstrated from shoe making to glass blowing and bread baking!
On the same island as Skansen when it got dark (which is about 3pm there) we visited the Vasa museum which is a huge ship (the Vasa) that sank just off shore hundreds of years ago but has been reclaimed from the sea and rebuilt in a museum. Neither of us could believe the scale of the ship (the one in the front is a small replica of what it would have looked like)
The one below is one of the most famous squares in Stockholm followed by a couple of photos of David and Me and then one of the sun setting over Stockholm