Winter postcard from Stockholm

February 21, 2013

in An American in Europe,Dark winters & light summers,Living in Sweden,Stockholm

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Stekarna grill: open, but no customers.

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Gröna Lund amusement park: closed for the season.

The gray winter goes on. And on. The other morning as I walked into work, there was no blue in the sky whatsoever. But as the gray was a little brighter, the light hurt my eyes. That’s how long it’s been since we’ve sun the sun in Stockholm. At least there is still snow on the ground. That white stuff makes the gray much more bearable.

All the photos here were taken on the island of Djurgården on one of the many gray days. I like how the gray sky makes the colors pop.

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Coffee served inside the boathouse.

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The Djurgården gate.

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Djurgårdsbrunn was open, but no one was around here either.

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The snow-covered Finngrundet boat.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lou Lou February 22, 2013 at 10:08

the light hurt my eyes – bahaha, sad but true. It happened to me the other day too, ‘what was that?’ oh it was the sun….

2 janerowena February 26, 2013 at 16:29

We saw the sun for half an hour on Monday morning, while away further south for a long weekend. We all got quite excited until we realised it wasn’t going to last. Still, at least when we got home all the snow has melted. For now.

3 Sandra February 26, 2013 at 22:32

Lou Lou, It’s crazy how gray it has been. The last few days with some sun has been heavenly though!

4 Sandra February 26, 2013 at 22:41

Jane, We still have a good amount of snow here and I am OK with that. And finally, for the first time in about a month, we have had a little sun. What a relief! Hope you get some more light soon too.

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