This city has some serious cuteness going on. During our six days in Stockholm we split our time between two different apartments and explored the city (with the exception of one magical Archipelago day trip, which you can read about here) with the help of some locals.
The slender cobblestone streets lined with minimalist design spaces in Gamla Stan (Old Town) and trendy bars and restaurants in nearby Södermalm work so well together. Seriously how can a city be this cute? I thought Sweden was known for death metal and corpse paint… isn’t Watain and Ghost and Meshuggah from here?
We visited the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Moderna Museet on a Friday evening, when admission is free.
^^^Doris Salcedo at Moderna Museet.
^^^We rode the tunnelbana (Stockholm’s metro rail system) everyday and were so impressed by its cleanliness, timeliness, and ease of use.
^^^Each of the stations is themed like an art exhibition.
^^^We stopped by one of the last metal record stores in Stockholm: Sound Pollution. Check out the zombie hanging down from the ceiling! And oh wow is that a Watain poster?! Swedish black metal lives!
^^^The famous Mikkeller bar serves some delicious beer from its funky Vasastan arthouse location. People in Stockholm have a reputation for being cold, reserved, and even standoffish… we didn’t get this at all. Everyone we encountered was warm and friendly…
^^^…as these guys sitting on top of a lowrider singing and drinking beer and cruising around town will proudly testify.
Thank you Stockholm for the wonderful experiences… we can’t wait to visit again!