Beautiful buildings and colours in Gamla Stan, the oldest part of Stockholm.
In Riddarholmskyrkan church. Stockholm
In Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
A crypt full of coffins in Riddarholmskyrkan church.
A very nice place to have coffee, in the old part of Stockholm
Looking across at Gamla Stan, from the town hall.
Lots of interesting shadows and colours in old Stockholm.
Plenty of interesting shopping to be done in Gamla Stan.
I really loved the colours of the buildings, especially in the sunshine.
An interesting window and reflections, in Gamla Stan.
This looks more dangerous than fun to me...
On Birka, an island in the archipelago that was once an important Viking trading centre. Population today: 7
Big skies and red barns on Birka.
Horse and cart, to take tourists around the island. We walked.
This looks like a lovely place to live.
The old church on Birka, nicely minimal, some odd paintings, though.
Beautiful light on Birka.
More red barns on Birka
Near the church on Birka we stumbled across this startled little fawn. It wasn't quite sure what we were.
Eina walking towards the clouds...
You can never have enough pictures of old barns...
A Viking woman! Actually, she was our guide on Birka, and very good she was, too.
After Stockholm I took the train to Gothenburg. This happy band summed up the laid-back feel.
My hotel in Gothenburg- the Hotel Royal, the oldest in the town. They baked delicious cakes for guests every afternoon.
A gig with a view, Gothenburg. I think maybe there was a festival on. They were actually pretty good, bit of a electro-Goth vibe.
Triumf - A colourful street scene in Gothenburg.
In an antiques shop in Gothenburg,
Dogs and old bicycles.
Cranes and craning in Gothenburg.
Part of the old moat around the town.
Lots of fine statues and squares in the city
The very hip area of Haga -it was once working class and rough, now decidedly gentrified.
The entrance to Haga.
Some of the architecture was inspired by Amsterdam
A fine old Gothenburg church.
Torpedoes Away! Inside an actual decommissioned submarine, in Gothenburg.