Stock-home for a Couple of Days

I have been so busy these last couple of weeks that bloggable events overtake each other before I get round to writing anything about them. I also had the first bout of real homesickness for about a week, which didn’t make me feel much like writing either. I think it was probably brought on to an extent by my meet-up in Stockholm with the man in my life – we had a wonderful weekend and saying goodbye as he got on the bus to the airport was so hard. Anyway, I’m feeling more upbeat now so here are some impressions of this beautiful city in the bright autumn sunshine!

Reunited :)

Reunited 🙂

A walk around the Gamla Stan (Old Town)

A walk around the Gamla Stan (Old Town)

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These sheep paintings by Gunilla Annwall made us smile

Cute sheep paintings by Gunilla Annwall

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My kind of shop

My kind of shop

Little fake Viking boat

Little fake Viking boat

Loved the orange awnings in the sun

Loved the orange awnings in the sun

Life is good in Sweden

Life is good in Sweden

Djurgårdsbron

Djurgårdsbron

Vasa Museum - I took tons of photos but because it was dark and the boat is so big, there weren't many good ones. Very worth seeing!

Vasa Museum – I took tons of photos but because it was dark and the boat is so big, there weren’t many good ones. Very worth seeing!

We weren't quite sure why a photo of Arnie as Conan was next to this statue salvaged from the Vasa boat.

We weren’t quite sure why a photo of Arnie as Conan was next to this statue salvaged from the Vasa boat. It’s kind of funnier not knowing things sometimes.

Yum

Yum

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In Sweden it is forbidden to jump over sharks

In Sweden it is forbidden to jump over sharks

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The work of Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle on Skeppsholmen by the Museum of Architecture and Modern Art. Their work is everywhere in Basel, where I spent six years growing up, so this was like finding old friends :)

The work of Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle on Skeppsholmen by the Museum of Architecture and Modern Art. Their work is everywhere in Basel, where I spent six years growing up, so this was like finding old friends 🙂

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Alexander Calder – The Four Elements

 

The last day of the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition, which was brilliant - the mannequins had videos of faces projected onto them, which created a very eerie installation and went perfectly with JPG's outrageous garments

The last day of the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition, which was brilliant – the mannequins had videos of faces projected onto them, which created a very eerie installation and went perfectly with JPG’s outrageous garments

Hinged corset

Hinged corset

Loved the sketches

Loved the sketches

That cage corset Madonna wore :)

That cage corset Madonna wore 🙂

At this point I was wandering a little aimlessly as I had said the sad goodbye and was waiting to go catch my ferry...

At this point I was wandering a little aimlessly as I had said the sad goodbye and was waiting to go catch my ferry…

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Sort of how I felt too

Early morning arrival in Turku by moonlight - very different from just a month earlier!

Early morning arrival in Turku by moonlight – very different from just a month earlier!

Stockholm is amazing – if you get a chance to go there then do, I think we could have easily spent a week (though maybe not afforded it too well!) 🙂

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