Despite the rain, we’ve spent quite a bit of time walking around the city this week. I feel like I’ve adjusted to the hum of lots happening around me, and now I’m seeing the interesting things rather than busyness. And I say busy but Stockholm feels quiet compared to somewhere like London (even before the pandemic). City life here is good.
These photos are a mishmash of all the things…
Watching these people with a seemingly impossible task of loading giant TV (75″!) into their car was good fun. It was touch and go to begin with but they did it eventually.
Look at that size of that, they’re never going to get that in there, oof, almost, almost, it’s in!, blimey, they’ve got to get that back out again at the other end.
I resisted the urge to cheer out loud at the end!
There are lots of nice plants and flowers around at the moment!
I peep through a fence to check on the fox every time we walk past this construction office. He wasn’t there this time; I’m hoping he just needs a battery change because I’ve got used to seeing him around.
These flowers are from a Covid-19 memorial at Riksgatan. From what I can tell, they’ve been laid in honour of the elderly in care homes.
Sweden is basically a cashless society. I haven’t carried any since arriving, and many shops and restaurants display “no cash” signs on their doors. You can pay people like buskers and flea market sellers with Swish (phone app) instead of cash. I feel like I’m living in the future. And I chuckle to myself when I think back to carrying lots of change around carboots in the UK.