Stockholm has been deserted for most of August but that has started to change this past week. People are returning from their Summer cabins and staycations. Even Gamla Stan, which has been a ghost town for weeks, is now filled with more people than pigeons for the first time in a while.
I’m really pleased with the man in a mask photo. I didn’t have to long to get the exposure right because a floor cleaning machine was creeping into the shot. Got it just in the nick of time!
Most loppis were cancelled due to Covid but they’re slowly reopening one by one. I’m glad because I love rummaging through random stuff to find treasure! So far I’ve found block prints, an old Swedish photo album and some illustrated postcards.
We found a whole box of these pressed flower pages at the weekend. They appeared to be a set of botanical studies from 1929 and the creator must have put a huge amount of effort into them. I couldn’t think of anyone to buy them for but someone bought a few as we stepped away, so hopefully they’ve gone to a good home.
A smart looking pair. The corgi kept an eye out for the bus while their owner was preoccupied.
Kungsträdgården has several chess tables tucked under the trees. Some people are there to play chess, others are there for the ice cream…
This is a boat we took to one of the other islands. We’ve been avoiding public transport where possible but the boats are great because they are mostly empty, there is space to stand outside and the whole journey can be completed without touching anything.
I didn’t think I’d taken many photos this month but it turns out I have! We’ve managed to do quite a bit of exploring on foot and helped keep local ice cream shops in business 😉 The heatwave has finally ended and the night temperatures are dropping. Hot chocolate season isn’t far away now.