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Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden - 15th December 2007

Nosher and Isobel head over to Stockholm in Sweden to catch a bit of that wintry "festive cheer". As hoped, the weather - although grey - is suitably cold, with temperatures rarely getting above -1°C during the day, and hovering around -5°C at night. Stockholm's Gamla Stan (old town) is nice and Christmassy, with decorations and markets everywhere. The hotel is excellent - it's the Hotel Victory, and is stuffed with naval antiques from the time of Nelson.

next album: Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala County, Sweden - 16th December 2007
previous album: The BSCC Christmas Dinner, Swan Inn, Brome, Suffolk - 8th December 2007

2007 A stray pic of the Cam, from Green Dragon bridge

A stray pic of the Cam, from Green Dragon bridge

2007 Alley in Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Alley in Gamla Stan, Stockholm

2007 Isobel checks out a Christmas market stall

Isobel checks out a Christmas market stall

2007 A water-dispensing gargoyle

A water-dispensing gargoyle

2007 A festive Christmas tree

A festive Christmas tree

2007 The Svenska Akademien

The Svenska Akademien

2007 Nicely cobbled lane

Nicely cobbled lane

2007 A random Christmas gnome

A random Christmas gnome

2007 There's some neon  and fast food

There's some neon and fast food

2007 A graffiti'd door

A graffiti'd door

2007 A Santa on a Segway

A Santa on a Segway

2007 One of the main shopping streets

One of the main shopping streets

2007 Stockholm's main shopping street

Stockholm's main shopping street

2007 A mobile sausage van

A mobile sausage van

2007 The 1960s Stadsteatern

The 1960s Stadsteatern

2007 The famous anti-war twisted Colt revolver

The famous anti-war twisted Colt revolver

2007 Isobel tucks in to a tasty sausage snack

Isobel tucks in to a tasty sausage snack

2007 A Christmas market, and Pub

A Christmas market, and Pub

2007 Bright orange fruits

Bright orange fruits

2007 In the underground station, we check directions

In the underground station, we check directions

2007 Pigeons take to the air

Pigeons take to the air

2007 A modern square

A modern square

2007 A bright red church

A bright red church

2007 Isobel mills around outside the church

Isobel mills around outside the church

2007 Columns nicely lit with orange light

Columns nicely lit with orange light

2007 A lavishly-gold pulpit

A lavishly-gold pulpit

2007 Broken cast-iron pipes

Broken cast-iron pipes

2007 A Christmas stall

A Christmas stall

2007 A guy on a Segway roams around handing out roasted nuts

A guy on a Segway roams around handing out roasted nuts

2007 The Christmas stall has a lit-up reindeer

The Christmas stall has a lit-up reindeer

2007 Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

2007 Old gramophone and neon sign, Gamla Stan

Old gramophone and neon sign, Gamla Stan

2007 Isobel takes her shoes of in our hotel room

Isobel takes her shoes of in our hotel room

2007 A scary lion in the hotel lobby

A scary lion in the hotel lobby

2007 A kind of makeshift wooden horse

A kind of makeshift wooden horse

2007 Gamla Stan at night

Gamla Stan at night

2007 The Christmas stall in the dark

The Christmas stall in the dark

2007 Looking over the water towards the Stadshuset

Looking over the water towards the Stadshuset

2007 A Thai buffet sign, somewhat unfortunately named 'Pong'

A Thai buffet sign, somewhat unfortunately named 'Pong'

2007 The shopping street in the dusk

The shopping street in the dusk

2007 City lights, and Christmas market

City lights, and Christmas market

2007 The famous Royal Ship Wasa

The famous Royal Ship Wasa

2007 In the Wasa Museum, Isobel scopes out carving reconstructions

In the Wasa Museum, Isobel scopes out carving reconstructions

2007 The lavishly-carved stern of the Vasa

The lavishly-carved stern of the Vasa

2007 We pause by a conveniently-placed brazier

We pause by a conveniently-placed brazier

2007 Night market

Night market

2007 A temporary ice-rink at the Christmas market

A temporary ice-rink at the Christmas market

2007 Nosher has his own food stall

Nosher has his own food stall

2007 Night view towards the Stadshuset

Night view towards the Stadshuset

2007 Isobel drinks some Glögg in the hotel

Isobel drinks some Glögg in the hotel

2007 A ship's figurehead

A ship's figurehead

2007 The restaurant Franziskaner

The restaurant Franziskaner

2007 Festive street, and the dangling hand

Festive street, and the dangling hand

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A stray pic of the Cam, from Green Dragon bridge