September was a month of changing leaves, people wearing jackets, colder wind, the smell of hotdogs, Jubilee celebrations, ice cream shops closing for Winter and lower sun.
We actually spent half of the month adventuring elsewhere — a trip to Spain (Xàbia and Granada) and some time unwinding on Gotland. Time away inevitably meant fewer city photos, but I still managed to get a few.
Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated 50 years on the throne and marked the occasion with processions around various parts of the country. We ended up taking a walk through town on the day of the Stockholm procession, although much earlier in the day. Police were taping off the route or being briefed in groups, and important boats gathered opposite Kungliga slottet (the Royal Palace).
We just watched the TV coverage from home and were pleased that we managed to follow quite a bit of it — a kid saying the day marked 500 years on the throne was a highlight!
City markets were loaded with foraged mushrooms. Bondens Marknad on Södermalm in particular, had large amounts of kantarell and trattkantarell.
This sticker reads “No to Nato! No to war! Young Left”.
Many cafés and restaurants still had outdoor seating but started placing blankets on the chairs. This colourful decking is part of Embargo Café & Bar, somewhere we walked past many times and finally got around to trying! Their toasted sandwiches were amazing.
That’s all for September!