Tuesday, October 04, 2011


Hi there! I'm finally back with my Stockholm post.

We started our day with a short bus trip to Sigtuna, the oldest city in Sweden.

While there we saw the ruins of St.Olaf's, initially built in the 12th/13th century as a Dominican monastery.

Across from the ruin is St.Maria dating back to the mid-13th century.

It contains a baptismal font that dates to medieval times.

And interior paint finishes dating to the 14th century.

Nearby is a rune stone from the 12th century and is one of several in the area that are attributed to the Vikings.

Then we strolled the oldest street, Stora Gatan, in Sweden dating back to 980!

Cute little alleys.

Rowboats on Lake Malaren.

And  a street view(water view) of Stockholm.

A trip to Stockholm isn't complete without a trip to the Vasa Museum.

The Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was lifted from the water in 1961.

The ship has been expertly preserved and the detail is amazing, I wish my photos were better but the lighting was not the best.

And one last look at Stockholm.

I wish we had more time there, of all the places we went I think I would like to go back to Stockholm someday.


Avril Tanner said...

love the photos... they almost make me feel like I am there in person!

Rosemary said...

So interesting as all your trip has been, amazing ship!

Deanna said...

Hate you... damn autocorrect! I meant to type I love your photos! tee hee