Stockholm Days part 3

Cities are made to be walked.  Exploring on foot opens up possibilities, the unexpected, the chance to search for the soul in the streets and alleyways. I was told, when I visited Madrid many years ago, that I should walk in a straight line. It was guaranteed I would get lost, but I would see Madrid. I did, I got lost, and fell in love with the city.

On our last day in Stockholm, we once again headed out on foot, walking first up to Mosebacke. From there you get a fantastic view over the city, and when the right time of day when the sun shines, a place to stop for a cooling beer.

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Chairs at Mosebacke

From there we took a walk around the old part of Södermalm. The first houses in this area were built in the mid 17th century, and there are a few of the original workers houses still to be seen. The area is full of narrow cobblestoned streets to walk about and explore.

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View over the water

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Street view

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Looking out to the city

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Flowers and sky

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One of the old cottages

There is a lot to explore in this part of Stockholm, and some amazing views over the rest of the city. The day we were there, a massive cruise ship was visiting.

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Cruise ship

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View over the water

From there we wandered to Eriksdal, an area of allotments that run down to the water’s edge. It is an area of green, of vegetables, fruit and flowers, right in the middle of the city.

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An urban garden built on disused train tracks

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Walking through Eriksdal

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Roses with a wonderful old fashioned smell

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More roses

We ended our walk sitting by the water, eating an ice-cream. It was a gorgeous, sunny day to explore and wander, and see a part of the city not normally seen. We didn’t walk in a straight line, or get lost, but we did enjoy a day of urban exploration and discovery.

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Boat watching

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Time for ice-cream

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