Stockholm looked pretty lifeless after the snow melted. On the other hand, it was more alive than it had been in a long time. Warmer weather and no pandemic restrictions meant people fully emerged from hibernation!
As you can see, we had a cold start to the month. It was warmer overall but the wind was still like ice. Spring felt like it was nowhere to be seen at this point.
We discovered the optimum time to buy lördagsgodis (Saturday candy)… first thing in the morning before all the kids move in like a zombie hoard. I picked up chocolate and a few sweets but realised I don’t enjoy eating sweets very much, other than a few favourites.
These flags are part of an art project called The Flag Project, by Jacob Dahlgren, in collaboration with school students from around the country. It was nice to see so much colour and creativity in Sergels Torg (usually very grey).
Trees were still bare but flowers started popping up along the shore. These are called Blåstjärna, which means blue star in English.
Cherry blossom season arrived at the end of month! Bysistorget above is close to where we used to live. The next photos are from Kungsträdgården, which has two long rows of trees with large canopies of flowers. It’s beautiful but gets very busy because it seems to be the top place to have your photo taken at this time of year.
This is the first car based loppis we’ve been to — people usually just show up on foot at designated spots around the city and put up a table. A challenge because you can only sell as much as you can carry. Swedes love a loppis so we never have to wait too long or walk far to find one.
I love this flower stand at Mariatorget. You can’t see it in the photo but they also have a large area of potted plants on the right. I couldn’t walk past without a quick look when we lived on Södermalm.
And that’s all for April!