One of the highlights of this summer took place about two weeks ago, when my sister snatched me away with her to Stockholm, Sweden's beautiful capital. She got me flight tickets as a graduation gift, how sweet is that! ♥ I was absolutely thrilled about the trip since I must have been one of the few Finns who had never been to Stockholm before. And also because I truly needed a break, a little adventure to draw my mind away from the everyday life.
We stayed in the city for a couple of days. Shopping felt trivial (though it accidentally bore some fruit, but I'll get back to that later) so our master plan was to wander aimlessly in those old, picturesque streets and eat. A lot. Here are some moods from the trip through a 50mm lens:
|Vegan blueberry pie @ Hermitage|
Stockholm has some great vegan and vegetarian options, but the best of all to me was Herman's.
I almost wept when I tasted their buffet treats, had to take multiple portions!
The only thing that puzzled me a little was how similar the local people looked. They are often described as stylish and I'm sure they are to most people, but I felt like walking in the middle of a clone army straight from the fashion catalog. Of course everyone's fully entitled to dress the way they want, but still: creepy! I know there must be lots of people with very individual styles out there, but I just couldn't find many. The goal of my next trip to Stockholm is to find them. ;)
|They were playing this song!|
|My pretty sister ♥|
Otherwise, how could I not enjoy my time there? The narrow alleys of Gamla stan, comic book stores, vintage boutiques, veg sushi and countless beautiful old buildings all over the city. One of the best parts was when the royal orchestra started playing Danny Elfman's Batman theme the second we walked into the crowd (somehow they knew my secret identity, *gasp*!).
Much like the syndrome, the city captivates you in its beauty and you might quickly grow to love it. And it almost made me write this entire post in Swedish.