Vision of the Seas continued on into the Baltic after our two-day visit to St. Petersburg. We would make stops in Helsinki, Finland and Klaipeda, Lithuania, both subjects of upcoming articles, and Stockholm, capital of Sweden, which we’ll view this week.
The weather was less than optimal when we first stepped off the ship, as you can see by the gray overcast in some of these photographs:
But, fortunately, the sun started peeking through later in the afternoon:
Stockholm is home to almost a million people. Throw in the surrounding urban areas and you’ll up that to around 1.6 million.
Nevertheless, Stockholm doesn’t feel that large, as it retains a lot of Old World charm in its streets:
Stockholm also presents to the photographer hints of its import nautical past, such as this three-masted rigging in the foreground of the Skeppsholmen Church (built 1823-1849):
Here is another view of Skeppsholmen:
Leaving you until Wednesday, here are some photos of statuary found in and around Stockholm: