Royal guards gathered next to a bus

Around Stockholm, September 2023

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.

Royal guards gathered next to a bus
Gustaf 50 år

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!

Man in uniform
Gustaf 50 år
Buckets of flowers at a market
Bondens egen marknad, Södermalm
Woman putting mushrooms into paper bag
Svamp (Bondens egen marknad)

City markets were loaded with foraged mushrooms. Bondens Marknad on Södermalm in particular, had large amounts of kantarell and trattkantarell.

Bowl of foraged mushrooms at a market

Man cycling with two kids on the bike

Sandwich covered in cream cheese, salmon and shrimp
Small market on a tree lined street
Lördag loppis

Pink tongue added to concrete lion

Sign with wine dripping out of breasts
Doris Wishman Deadly Weapons

"No to Nato" sticker

This sticker reads “No to Nato! No to war! Young Left”.

Women walking by the water
Man hold a dog and waiting outside a shop
Old hotel framed by trees
Hotel Crystal Plaza, Norrmalm
Boat moored next to a city jetty

Woman reading book at café table

Outdoor seating with colourful fence
Restaurang på Hornstull

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.

Kids playing outdoors

City tree covered in Autumn leaves

That’s all for September!

2 comments on “Around Stockholm, September 2023

  1. Awesome storytelling. These black and white images are my absolutely favorites.

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