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:

Anjuli said...

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

Sandhya said...

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

Alka Gurha said...

Lucky you! Lovely pics.

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Lovely picture :)

Renu said...

beautiful city!

Devil Incarnate... said...

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

Vaish said...

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

Tanishka said...

Lucky you... :)

Whirlwind said...

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

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Beautiful pictures on fb and great description here.

harman singh said...

lovely!!
gr8.... nice pictures..

Insignia said...

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

Nirvana said...

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!

Destination Infinity said...

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

Bikramjit said...

lovely pictures


Bikram's

Rià said...

Lovely pictures.

kavita said...

Great pictures Amrit !

Bhargavi said...

Wow! awesome pics..

....Petty Witter said...

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.

sm said...

nice post
looks you enjoyed lot

Shobha said...

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

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Nice pictures!!

rads said...

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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....Petty Witter said...

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

Ruprekha said...

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.

Jyothi said...

Hey, Where are you these days?

Haddock said...

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

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PriPat said...

Beautiful pic!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

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

sm said...

beautiful pic

Tanvi said...

Hope to visit it one day!

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