October has been a good month for night walks. I say night walks but darkness arrives by 5pm so it’s not like we’ve had to venture late! The trees have lost their leaves, julstjärna have started appearing in shop windows, city dogs are wearing their safety lights and many people have reflectors hanging from their bags and coats.
We see this preaching man almost every time we pass through Drottninggatan. Some days he just has a Bible, other days he brings a large wooden cross with him.
I think Stockholm looks its best at night. Boats are decorated in lights and the buildings look cosy inside. It’s really beautiful and definitely makes the darkness feel more bearable.
We had our first powercut a couple of weeks ago. It was a pretty large one and the mobile data network went down for a little while too. Luckily we were well stocked with candles! The streets were eerily dark though.
The Golden Bridge (Guldbron) opened in October! We were finally able to stand on it after months of construction. Slussen was tangle of pedestrains, cyclists, scooters and buses but this bridge makes everything feel more orderly. Plus the gold lights look snazzy at night.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the city changes over the next couple of months. Hopefully there will be lots of nice Christmas lights and some snow! Keep your fingers crossed.