Day 2 in Stockholm

OMG, I’m so exhausted. If you had put a bed for me somewhere in Stockholm City around 4 pm I would have gladly gone to sleep. Right then and there. Being a tourist is hard work :-) I actually had planned to visit another museum after 4 pm, because I want to make good use of my StockholmCard. But the bus that should have taken me to the museum just didn’t show up, so after some relaxing, sitting on the bench, waiting for any bus, I spend another 90 minutes just strolling around the main shopping area in central Stockholm. Didn’t really buy much, but I most of all wanted to kill the time until I could sit down for dinner and then head out to my hotel :-)

I’m too tired to write a lengthy report now and will do that sometime next week (about the whole trip then), but I wanted to share two photos I took today. The first is from the Golden Hall at Stadshuset, Stockholm’s town hall, build in the 1920s. I have been there once before in August 1997, when two friends paid me a visit while I was studying here. I did the guided tour once again this time and it felt like I heard most of the stories the guide told us for the first time. Which could even be the case, but I doubt it, because these are the stories of the townhall and every guide should tell these stories to the visitors. Anyway, the walls of the Golden Hall are covered with large mosaics. Most of the pieces are covered with a tiny layer of gold, hence the name, and it’s quite an impressive sight.

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