Baltic Cruise — Stockholm Arrival


Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Stockholm, Sweden

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:

Stockholm, Sweden

But, fortunately, the sun started peeking through later in the afternoon:

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is home to almost a million people. Throw in the surrounding urban areas and you’ll up that to around 1.6 million.

Stockholm, Sweden

Nevertheless, Stockholm doesn’t feel that large, as it retains a lot of Old World charm in its streets:

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

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):

Stockholm, Sweden

Here is another view of Skeppsholmen:

Stockholm, Sweden

Leaving you until Wednesday, here are some photos of statuary found in and around Stockholm:

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

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