Sunday, February 5, 2012

Superb Stockholm

IMG_6681MStockholm, the capital of Sweden, the last city of our European trip, turned out to be the best among the cities we visited. City planners have clear vision: maintain quality of life while conserving nature.

 

With 1/3 area of Stockholm being water, 1/3 allocated for urban development and rest 1/3 kept for green space, Stockholm has 14 islands. Beautiful green parks, lakes, canals, bays and connecting bridges make walk in the city a memorable experience. Though one can never get tired of walking in Stockholm, a boat ride with views of stunning historical and modern buildings can be fun. Amazing views from ‘balcony of Stockholm’ is worth a bus trip. Museums are educational and yet entertaining. Yes, a city is not complete without a shopping street & Stockholm has a very stylish one.

 

Some say Stockholm is ‘Venice of the North’. Having visited both Venice and Stockholm, my preference is to refer Venice as ‘Stockholm of the South’.  Pictures substantiate this claim. (Link to the pictures)

32 comments:

  1. This makes me want to visit- and I loved your pics on FB!

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  2. Oh, I thought the pictures were from Russia! Very nice pictures! Good to know that they are maintaining the waterways and greeneries! Lucky people!

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  3. Beautiful piks, loved the that bridge one with lots of greenery the best.. :)

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  4. Very beautiful pictures of Stockholm. I've always wanted to visit the scandinavian, but never materialised.

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  5. wow didnt realize stockholm was this beautiful. Reading the girl with the dragon tattoo now and its based in stockholm.

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  6. Beautiful pictures on fb and great description here.

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  7. All the pictures are lovely! Makes it more fuller with low light.

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  8. I am so envious!!! You travel to the most exotic of locations! Thank you for all the education you have been providing - its almost as if I am visiting these places myslef!

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  9. I don't know why, but Sweden has not appeared much in tour itineraries of people that I know! Coming across Stockholm as a tourist destination for the first time... and good to know about its serenity.

    Destination Infinity

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  10. Interesting post and I love your pictures. Loving Venice as I did, I'd now like to visit here to see if it is the Venice of the north for myself.

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  11. nice post
    looks you enjoyed lot

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  12. I love Venice...I have to visit Stockholm to see if it is as beautiful as Venice.

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  13. WOW nice pics..never been to Europe...Stockholm sounds like an amazing place to visit...guessing u had a gr8 time...

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  14. Dropping by to say hello ........ I hope all is well with you and yours.

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  15. Hi,
    wonderful place, .... Stockholm is very much in my mind, your post is certainly going to hasten me to visit this beautiful place.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Hey, Where are you these days?

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  17. Sometimes B&W pics are better than coloured ones :-)

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  19. Hey not to be around for quite some time. Everything alright ?

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