Oct 30, 2011

Autumn colours at Södermalm

Södermalm is one of my favourite areas in Stockholm. It's so lively and full of shops, restaurants and beautiful people.

In between the busy streets there are also little green areas such as this one, where I had a walk just the other day. It's a small area just minutes from Skanstull underground station.

I take my son to the nearby swimming hall once a week and have been looking how the beautiful scenery has turned from summer green to lovely autumn colours.

The area has maybe 20 tiny cottages with tiny gardens and its surrounded by tall apartment buildings and a massive bridge leading to a ring road. I suppose that's also what makes this quite special, at least in my mind. Here's a few pictures I took on my last walk around there.

Oct 13, 2011

Hello from Stockholm

Two months ago I moved with my family to lovely Stockholm. It is a beautiful city with lots of green areas all over. Water is also present where-ever you go here. Different areas of the city are surrounded by water, and connected by bridges. The parks are well maintained and almost every house has a little garden.

One of my favorite places in Stockholm is Rosendals Trädgård. It's situated in the Djurgården area of Stockholm, which again is an island. Not only is it beautiful there, they also have a cafe that serves delicious lunch and coffee & cakes. When possible, all the food is made from the vegetables picked directly from the garden.

Last weekend, so beginning of October, there were still lots of vegetables and flowers in the garden as you can see. I had a carrot soup with homemade bread and it was good!

It might have been the last time this season to be eating outside in the garden. So that made it extra-special.