It seems to me that most cities have an ‘old town’ of sorts and Stockholm is no exception.
I love Stockholm’s old town. Situated on its own island there is no denying which part of the city it is. Like any capital city it is also a huge tourist-magnet. Much like Edinburgh’s Royal Mile it is stuffed full with tourist shops selling tourist tat. There are also a lovely mix of craft and specialist shops and wonderful places to eat. Smack bang in the middle is the Noble Museum which I have yet to visit – waiting for an excuse to go! And right at the edge, overlooking the water is the wonderful Palace where you can watch the changing of the guard.
A few weeks ago I had a rare free day and went for a mooch. I wandered around looking at all the beautiful buildings and peering into all the wonderful shop windows. I could easily spend a fortune there, if I had a fortune to spend 😉
I took a load of photos and thought I would share them with you so you too can get a taste of Gamla Stan.
So first up – one of my passions – knitting. There is a lot of knitwear for sale in Gamla Stan, both mass-produced tat and beautifully hand-crafted artisan pieces. Prices naturally reflect the quality of the work:
Gamla Stan is full of beautiful craft shops. Especially jewellery shops, I could spend hours drooling in the windows..
The tourist shops are full of ‘traditional’ goods for you to buy – some more authentic than others:
There is a wealth of clothing available. Oh how I would love to be able to afford some of the clothes in the shops, maybe if I sold a kidney…
Some odd bits and pieces..
And finally some of the buildings. Glimpses up alleyways, a taste of Gamla Stan.
Tempted to come and visit us?
Continue reading Gamla Stan – The Old Town